The results from the Säätiöiden post doc –pooli’s autumn application round

On 28th November 2018 the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli foundations awarded some 1.52 million euro to 33 post-doctoral scholars and reserved 213,000 euro for five post-doctoral scholars based on decisions concerning earlier grants.


Altogether 151 post-doctoral scholars from around Finland took part in the autumn application round. Thus a grant could be awarded to 22 % of the applicants.


Säätiöiden post doc -pooli has proven to be an important instrument of research funding which has enabled young scholars with families to finance research periods at top universities abroad. The grants awarded by the Pool are determined flexibly in accordance with the applicant’s needs and they often include their family’s moving expenses and children’s day care or school fees.


The Pool has a role in making Finnish research more international. After eighteen application rounds over 500 scholars have already received funding through the Pool for at least a one-year research period abroad. A fourth of the grants have been awarded for two-year periods.


The Pool’s next application round will take place from 15 December 2018 until 15 January 2019, when some 1.6 million euro will be given in grants. The results of this round will be published in March or April 2019.


The Säätiöiden post doc -pooli was set up in the autumn of 2009. During the fourth three-year-period 2019-2021 there are thirteen foundations involved, allocating altogether 3.2 million euro annually to the pool. The Pool’s foundations are Emil Aaltonen’s Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Paulo Foundation, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Ulla Tuominen’s Foundation.


Further information:, info(at) or from coordinator Mikko-Olavi Seppälä, tel. + 358 400 868 006