Grants, Project Funding and Prizes

Prisutdelning på SLS årshögtid 2014. Foto: SLS/Janne Rentola

Grants, project funding and prizes

Individuals and organisations can apply to SLS for grants. SLS is not a general philanthropic fund and it does not grant funding for the general activities of associations.

SLS awards grants on application. Applications for grants are accepted twice a year in February and in September.

SLS also publishes calls for applications for research project funding, as well as collection, publication and outline projects separately. Research scholars working on any topic concerning the Swedish culture in Finland may apply for a grant from SLS whatever their own language or nationality may be.

Research projects are to be based on scholarly research with the aim of adding to the existing body of knowledge.

Archival projects are to be related to the SLS archives and deal with collecting material for the archives and/or the digitisation of material for the archives.

Examples of publication projects are scholarly editions, or projects that aim to result in dictionaries and handbooks, for example.

Survey projects are projects involving in-depth analysis and reviews of research related to the Swedish culture, history, society, language, literature or ethnology in Finland. These projects may also include new research.


For more information, please contact

Kajsa Rytikoski, Research Administrator (+358 9 618 771 19, or

Christer Kuvaja, Head of Research (+358 9 618 771 01, 


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

The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland 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 Federations.

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