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Research grants

ÅAU research grants for 2023

Research Services announces a number of doctoral research grants for the year 2023. The grants are announced from specific scholarship funds that are held in trust mainly by the Åbo Akademi University Foundation. The scholarship funds are listed below (b-j). Please read the information about the target group and application criteria carefully, so that you only apply for a grant if you are eligible for it.

Please note that in this announcement there are no general ÅAU doctoral and post-doctoral research grants available for the year 2023.

The electronic application form should be filled out and submitted no later than on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 23.59.

The research plan is submitted as a separate pdf file. Please read the following instructions carefully:
Instructions for the research plan

Information about the evaluation process, evaluation criteria and decision process

Information about the processing of personal data in connection to the application

 

I Grants for doctoral students


General criteria

Doctoral research grants can be applied for by

  • doctoral students at Åbo Akademi University, enrolled and registered as present within the application deadline, and
  • persons who, at the latest by September 20, 2022, have applied to doctoral studies at ÅAU (please see separate application procedure here). If the applicant is considered to be eligible for doctoral studies, the grant application can go forward in the evaluation process. In November, the grant can be awarded on condition that the applicant at that point is enrolled and registered as present as a doctoral student at ÅAU.

The grants are intended for full-time research (leave of absence required).

Grants are paid in monthly installments. The grant is 2200 €/month.  Max 12-month grants should be utilized during the year 2023.

If the research grant is partially used for research abroad, an additional 50 % of the monthly sum is available, providing that the doctoral student for the given time period leaves the country of permanent residence, which causes increased living costs (double rent, travel costs etc). The plans for the research abroad need to be included in the grant application. Before the grant period begins, the stay abroad must be verified through a certificate or a Letter of Invitation from the host university. The maximum allowed amount of months with the 50 % mobility addition is determined from case to case.

The application should include

  • the estimated time (mm/year) for the public defense
  • a complete account of all previous funding received for the doctoral studies

Please note that doctoral students who have already received funding for 48 months (or more) are not entitled to apply for a grant in this specific announcement.


a) General ÅAU doctoral research grants (max 12 mån)

No general ÅAU doctoral research grants are available for the year 2023.


b) Doctoral research grants from the H.W. Donner fund (max 48 months, part of which conditionally)

The H.W. Donner fund announces doctoral research grants for max 48 months. General criteria applies (please see above), as well as additional special criteria regarding eligibility:

  • The H.W. Donner research grants can be applied for by doctoral students within the subject English language and literature (Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology).
  • Doctoral students from other fields of Arts (Languages, Culture, History and Philosophy) can also apply for a H.W. Donner research grant, provided that they have a mobility plan which includes a research visit to England for a minimum length of six (6) months. In case the application is made on the basis of a mobility plan, a Letter of Invitation from the host university must be presented upon request.

Conditional grant: Provided that the Board of the Åbo Akademi University Foundation approves the proposal made by the Donner committee, the Donner doctoral grant can be awarded for a maximum of 48 months. After the first 12 grant months a yearly report to the Donner committee is required. Based on the report, the Donner committee evaluates whether or not the doctoral candidate is progressing according within schedule, which is a prerequisite of the grant period to continue.

As a rule, longer grant periods should begin April 1, 2023, at the latest, whereas shorter grants should be utilized during year 2023.


c) Doctoral research grants from the Julius Polin fund (max 48 months, part of which conditianally,  or max 6 months)

The Julius Polin grants are awarded to doctoral students within the doctoral programme in Theology. These grants require knowledge of Swedish. For further information (in Swedish), please read here.


d) Doctoral research grants from the
Dagmar and Ferdinand Jacobsson fund (max 12 months)
    Doctoral research grants from the Fabian Klingendahl fund (max 12 months)

The Jacobsson fund and the Klingendahl fund announces doctoral research grants for max 12 months. General criteria applies (please see above), as well as additional special criteria regarding eligibility:

  • The Jacobsson and Klingendahl research grants can only be applied for by doctoral students within the doctoral programme for Business Administration (Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics).
  • grants are awarded for max 12 months, but shorter grants can also be awarded.

e) Runar Erikssons fond (max 12 months)

This grant requires knowledge of Swedish. For further information (in Swedish), please read here.


f) Ellen, Hjalmar och Saga Waselius’ stipendiefond (max 12 months)

This grant requires knowledge of Swedish. For further information (in Swedish), please read here.


g) Marianne Armfelts fond

The Armfelts fund announces monthly grants for research in connection to the senior population in Finland. The grant can be awarded as a doctoral research grant (2200 €/month) or a postdoctoral research grant (2600 €/month).

Total amount available 2023: 19 313,70 €


h) Anne-Marie Cronströms minnesfond

The Cronström fund announces doctoral research grants within the following fields of research: Estonian-Swedish dialects, material 1923-1940 in Uppsala, Finnish-Swedish dialects, history of art (NB only painting, graphic art), Nordic literature.

Total amount available 2023: 66 556,00 €


i) Fonden för Hedvigs minne

The main aim of the grant fund is to preserve and maintain the previous home of Axel and Hedvig Haartman   (casahaartman.fi, Luostarikatu 3 in Naantali). In addition to this, part of the annual dividend is reserved for ÅAU to be granted as scholarships for research within the following subjects: art history (history of art), history and comparative religion (history of religion).

NB: NO AVAILABLE FUNDS FOR 2023


j) Nadeschda Martinoffs fond till Hagar Olssons minne

The Martinoff fund announces monthly grants for research and preservation of the literary remains of Hagar Olsson. The grant can be awarded as a doctoral research grant (2200 €/month) or a postdoctoral research grant (2600 €/month).

Total amount available 2023: 35 317,80 €


II Grants for postdoctoral researchers

a) ÅAU postdoctoral research grants (6-12 months)

No general ÅAU post-doctoral research grants are available for the year 2023.

Please note that of the announced scholarships funds (above) post-doctoral research grants can be applied for only from the following:

  • Marianne Armfelts fond
  • Nadescha Martinoffs fond till Hagar Olssons minne

More details about the research grants are given by research coordinator Johanna Hedenborg, Domkyrkotorget 3, 20500 Åbo, phone (02) 215 4793 e-mail:  johanna.hedenborg@abo.fi

Updated 7.9.2022