Application round June 1 – August 15, 2021
Grants may be awarded for special research and education areas according to the criteria defined by the founding donor in the Foundation for Economic Education special funds. In some special funds, the applicant may also target his / her application according to the purposes set by the donor. The pooled funds thematically bring together several purposes that correspond to the selected JEL classes on the application form. Only one of the pooled funds, or a special fund can be selected for the application. In the majority of special funds, allocations are made in connection with the evaluation of applications without the choice required of the applicant.
Application round 1.6.─15.8.
The circular economy is based on the re-use of resources (products, materials) and the renewal of systems that affect the economy and affect nature. Forestry and the bioeconomy play a key role in the circular economy model, which can be divided into a biological cycle (e.g. biocomposites) and a technological cycle (e.g. reuse of machine parts). In the Future Sustainable Environment focus area of the Foundation for Economic Education, the pool focuses on the links between climate change, natural loss and the sustainable use of natural resources in business, e.g. engineering wood products and lignin-based products enabling new types of wood construction in topics close to the timber and wood-based building materials industries. Of interest in the focus area of the data economy are the changes in value chains related to the management of fossil carbon dioxide (resource and energy efficiency) and their possible links to the industrial conversion of forest raw materials into high value-added fiber products using sustainable technology. As a special application criterion for Valmet Corporation’s fund, one of the grants can be named Jori Pesonen’s scholarship for research that promotes the export of Finnish paper technology to the world or increases customer value and the customer experience in the paper industry.
International trade is conducted through dynamic networks and flows of people, commodities and information. Trade facilitates the exchange of commodities and practices, involving value chains, global traders and commodities in many different ways. Business approaches, including, for example, emphasis on logistics, trade policy, and commercial shipping, bring new insights and knowledge about the role of global trade in creating economic growth and world trade in goods.
Application round 1.6.─15.8.
Following the criteria established by the special funds’ rules and the Foundation for Economic Education’s guidelines, grants may also be awarded for specific groups of applicants and for purposes narrower than those provided in the Foundation’s rules. During the grant round, applicants may target their applications to the following special funds (in the electronic grant system):