Grants by Subject Area

In February, applicants can seek funding for the following subject areas:

Literary Studies

For the purpose of scholarly works or popular nonfiction. The research must deal with a subject related to the Swedish language and/or the Finland-Swedish culture in Finland. The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality.  

For a completed work in literature history, based on archival studies, or for research grants supporting preparatory work for such a work.

For holding scholarly conferences and for travels abroad with the purpose of presenting lectures at conferences or collecting research material.

Funding is awarded from the Ragnar, Ester, Rolf and Margareta Bergbom Fund; Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund I; Hjördis and Arvid Standertskjöld Memorial Fund; Selma, Ingrid and Lars Wasastjerna Fund, and budget allocations.

Social Sciences

For scholarly works that deal with the structure and social conditions of the Finland-Swedish population and its position within the Finnish society. The research must deal with a subject related to the Swedish language and/or the Finland-Swedish culture in Finland. The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality.

For publishers, for further studies or continuing education or for doctoral students in media research and journalism (no award in 2016).

Funding is awarded from the Ragnar, Ester, Rolf and Margareta Bergbom Fund; Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund I; Selma, Ingrid and Lars Wasastjerna Fund; Arvid Neovius Fund and budget allocations.

Swedish Language

For individuals and organisations conducting research in or documenting an issue concerning the Swedish language in Finland. The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality. 

For linguistics conferences, journals and travels linked to research relating to the Swedish language.

Travel grants for students and young scholars in the field of Scandinavian languages wishing to visit other universities in the Nordic region, in particular Uppsala University, if the purpose of the trip is studies or research. Grants can be awarded to applicants whose mother tongue is either Swedish or Finnish and who are enrolled at the University of Helsinki.

Funding is awarded from the Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund II and the Professor Carl-Erik Thor Scholarship Fund.

Naval Architecture

For Swedish-speaking students in naval architecture at university level for studies or practical experience abroad.

Funding is awarded from the Lennart Engström Scholarship Fund.

Medicine

Travel scholarships are granted successful, Finland-Swedish medical students and graduates for supplementary studies or training courses abroad. The application is to include a brief description of the studies and training as well as for the purpose of the stay abroad.

Funding is awarded from the Carl Johan von Troil Memorial Fund.

In September, applicants can seek funding for the following subject areas:

History

For scholarly works and popular nonfiction and documentation. Individuals and organisations conducting research in or documenting an issue concerning the Swedish population and/or Finland-Swedish culture may apply for funding. The results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality. 

For history journals.

For a complete genealogy, based on reliable source material, or to support preparatory work for a complete genealogy, or for a well-written biography of a prominent individual in Swedish cultural life in Finland.

Funding is awarded from the Ragnar, Ester, Rolf and Margareta Bergbom Fund; Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund II; Gösta Schybergson Donation Fund; and the Hjördis and Arvid Standertskjöld Memorial Fund.

Ethnology, folkloristics and cultural history

For the purpose of scholarly or popular scholarly works. The research must deal with something related to the Swedish language and/or the Finland-Swedish culture.  The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality.

For holding scholarly conferences and for travels abroad with the purpose of presenting lectures at conferences or collecting research material.

Funding is awarded from the Ragnar, Ester, Rolf and Margareta Bergbom Fund; Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund I; Selma, Ingrid and Lars Wasastjerna Fund and budget allocations.

Theology and Church History

Scholars or organisations who are active in Finland can apply for grants in theology. The results may be published in Swedish and other languages.

Individuals and organisations conducting research in or documenting an issue concerning the Swedish population and/or the Finland-Swedish culture may apply for grants in the field of church history. The results may be published in Swedish or other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality. 

Funding is awarded from the Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund II.

Environmental Management and Technology

Scholars or organisations who are active in Finland may apply. The results may be published in Swedish and other languages.

Funding is awarded from the Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund II.

Economics and Statistics

For the Swedish-speaking citizens of Finland, for the promotion of scholarly research in economics and statistical research in the field of economics, including demography.

Funding is awarded from the Bröderna Lars och Ernst Krogius Research Fund.

Continuance of the Swedish language

Funding to promote the continuance of the Swedish language in Finland. Funding can be applied for by institutions or projects supporting the Swedish language among bilingual individuals and promoting a better understanding of Finland-Swedish cultural aspirations in our society.

Funding is awarded from the Bo Backström Fund.

Legal History (no award in 2016)

For legal history research concerning Swedish-Finnish law or any of its sub-areas, including Roman law, conducted from a historical perspective, and considering particular aspects of jurisprudence.

Funding is awarded from the Selma, Ingrid and Lars Wasastjerna Fund.

Musicology

For research related to Fredrik Pacius.

Funding is awarded from the Fredrik Pacius Memorial Fund.