The principles of the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli


On the current three year period (2019-2021) the Pool is set up by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, Paulo Foundation, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Ulla Tuominen Foundation, which allocate 3 200 000 euros to the Pool annually.

The central idea of the Pool is to offer full funding for postdoctoral scholars who go abroad to do research after their doctoral dissertation. The funding may also cover e.g. the expenses of the researcher’s family, when necessary. Some 70-80 grants will be awarded from the Pool each year.

A Board with representatives appointed by each member foundation manages the Pool. The Pool takes care of expert review of applications and preparatory work, after which the foundations involved will make the actual grant decisions.

History

Säätiöiden post doc -pooli was set up for a three-year trial period (2010-2012) by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, Kone Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion and Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, which allocate 2 500 000 euros to the Pool annually.

The Pool was continued for another three year period (2013-2015) and set up by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Kone Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, Paulo Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Yksityisyrittäjäin Säätiö (Foundation for Private Entrepreneurs), which allocated 2 650 000 euros to the Pool annually.
On the next three year period (2016-2018) the Pool was set up by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, Paulo Foundation, Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Ulla Tuominen Foundation, which allocated 3 200 000 euros to the Pool annually.