Administrative Principles

The Society of Swedish Literature applies the principles of good governance for foundations

The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS) is a member of the Council of Finnish Foundations (COFF). In its activities, SLS follows the principles of good governance of foundations that has been approved by the Council of Finnish Foundations.

Based on its role as a key player with comprehensive activities of its own, and its function as a meeting place for people working in the Swedish humanities and social sciences in Finland, and the stipulations relating to the donations that it has received, SLS applies the following directive when awarding its grants and prizes:

Personal grants are not awarded to members of the Scholarly Board, the Financial Board or Management Team, or to any SLS staff members. Grants may be awarded to other elected representatives and closely related parties. In such instances, these parties cannot participate in the decision-making process in any way.

Funding for research projects is awarded to an institute of higher education, university or other institution and not to individuals. If a member of the Scholarly Board or other elected representative who is an employee of the institute of higher education, university or other institution also is a participant in the awarded research project in question, this does not constitute an obstacle to the award of funding. In such instances, the individual in question cannot participate in the decision-making process in any way.

Prizes are not awarded to members of the Scholarly Board, the Financial Board or Management Team, or the prize juries.

The payment of prizes from the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, a part of SLS, is managed by an entirely separate payment organisation.