Researchers Abroad grant call is open March 1 through April 12 – apply for funding for a research visit abroad

Are you considering a research visit to a top-level university or a research institute abroad? The joint Researchers Abroad grant call by KAUTE Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, Walter Ahlström Foundation and Nokia Foundation for international research visits in business and technical sciences is open from March 1 to April 12, 2024.

The Researchers Abroad program offers grants for 6 to 12 month long research visits to foreign universities or research institutes.

The grant applicant must be:

  • a Finnish citizen or have a permanent residence in Finland
  • a doctoral researcher, a post-doctoral researcher in the early stages of their career or a researcher working in a company
  • a researcher in technical or business sciences (grants are not awarded for research in medicine, biotechnology or architecture).

The maximum amount of an individual grant is 50 000 euros. A total of 450 000 euros is to be distributed in the grant application period this year.

Read the application instructions and send your application by April 12!

International experience already for nearly 250 researchers

The aim of the Researchers Abroad program is to support researchers in the early stages of their academic careers to gain international research experience at universities and research institutes abroad.

Since 2011, the programme has distributed nearly 5 million euros in grants and funded the research visits of 242 researchers to foreign universities or research institutes. In 2023, 17 researchers were granted funding through the program and the total amount of funding awarded was nearly 450 000 euros.

Nokia Foundation joined the Researchers Abroad program in 2023 and we are looking forward to receiving high-quality grant applications again this year. By joining forces with the other foundations we are able to reach a broader group of young researchers who are interested in international opportunities, says Hannu Kauppinen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Foundation.

Read more about the Researchers Abroad program