THE FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF FINNISH SECURITIES MARKETS ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO BE APPLIED FOR 2022
The purpose of the foundation is to support and promote a wide range of securities saving, the development of the securities market and the formation of risk capital for Finnish business through the securities market. The foundation achieves its purpose by awarding grants and recognition awards for research and publishing activities related to securities saving and the development of the securities market, as well as related study trips. Funded projects are typically related to the fields of finance, economics and corporate and tax law.
The grant applicant shall fill in an electronic application in the grant system. The necessary recommendations, certificates and statements must be electronically attached to the application, so that the applicant’s profile, achievements, plans and objectives are sufficiently clear. The annex including the research and study plan is essential, but the necessity of the other annexes is determined by the applicant. Applying for a grant is subject to a completed academic qualification.
In addition, for professors or assistant professors working at Finnish universities, the foundation offers two-year grants (EUR 65,000.00 for a 12-month period) to hire full-time postdoctoral researchers to carry out research projects that serve the purpose of the foundation. The grant is paid to a Finnish university, which employs the grant recipient. A postdoctoral researcher is required to spend at least 90% of his or her total working time on the research.
The application shall include a research plan (which includes a credible plan for hiring a postdoctoral researcher of international standing), a curriculum vitae of the professor, and the consent of the relevant legal entity (e.g., dean) to hire a postdoctoral researcher if a grant is awarded.
Decisions on postdoctoral grants will be taken no later than the beginning of March so that recruitment can still be made in the academic labour market of spring 2022 and the researcher who is hired can start work as early as the autumn semester of 2022.
The application and its annexes is submitted electronically via the foundation’s online service starting at the beginning of December and no later than by 31/1/2022. The applicant shall indicate their references in the grant system, and the references shall be sent a request of recommendation in connection with the applicant submitting their application.
Any enquiries concerning the grants can be addressed to the foundation’s ombudsman Jussi Lahti. Questions can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Decisions concerning grants are aimed to be made no later than by May.
STATEMENTS ON THE USE OF GRANTS
The beneficiary of a grant shall provide the foundation with a written statement within two years about the use of the grant. The statement is submitted in the grant system.
FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF FINNISH SECURITIES MARKETS