Grants by Subject Area

In FEBRUARY, applicants can apply for funding for the following subject areas:

Literary Studies

For the purpose of scholarly works or popular nonfiction works in literary studies. 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 the publishing of literary studies journals in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

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

 

History of Literature

For a completed work in the history of literature, written after in-depth archive studies, or for preparatory measures for such a work.

Funding is awarded from the Hjördis and Arvid Standertskjöld Memorial Fund.

 

Social Sciences

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

For the publishing of social sciences journals in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

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.

 

Journalism

For publicists for further study or continuing education or for doctoral students studying media research and journalism.

Funding is granted from the Arvid Neovius Fund.

 

Swedish Language

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

For the publishing of linguistic journals in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

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

 

Travel grants in the field of Scandinavian languages

For 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 registered at the University of Helsinki.

Funding is awarded from the Professor Carl-Eric Thor Scholarship Fund.

 

Naval Architecture

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

Funding is awarded from the Lennart Engström Scholarship Fund.

 

Medicine

Travel grants for 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 courses and purpose of the stay abroad.

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

 

 

In SEPTEMBER, applicants can apply for funding for the following subject areas:

History

For scholarly works and popular nonfiction works and for documentation in the fields of history and cultural history. Individuals and organisations conducting research in or documenting an issue concerning the Swedish population in Finland (including research concerning the history of the Swedish period in Finland). The results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality, language or place of residence.

For the publishing of history journals in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

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

 

Genealogy and biography

For a complete work in genealogy, based on reliable source material, or to support preparatory measures for such a work.

For a well-written biography of a prominent individual in cultural life.

Funding is awarded from the Hjördis and Arvid Standertskjöld Memorial Fund.

 

Ethnology and folkloristics

For scholarly or popular nonfiction works in ethnology and folkloristics, primarily concerning the Finland Swedes and the Finland-Swedish culture.  The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality, language or place of residence.

For the publishing of journals in ethnology and folkloristics in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

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.

Cultural History

For scholarly or popular nonfiction works in cultural history, primarily concerning the Finland Swedes and the Finland-Swedish culture. The research results may be published in Swedish and other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality, language or place of residence.

For the publishing of journals in cultural history in Swedish or in both Swedish and Finnish.

For the organising of major scholarly conferences and for travel abroad to give lectures at conferences or collect research materials.

For the acquisition of materials and costs for external services.

The Ragnar, Ester, Rolf and Margareta Bergbom Fund

 

Theology

For research in theology for scholars or organisations who are active in Finland. The results may be published in Swedish and other languages.

For travel abroad to give a lecture at conferences or to gather research material.

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

 

Church History

For scholars and organisations conducting research in or documenting church history concerning the Swedish population and/or the Finland-Swedish culture. The results can be published in Swedish or other languages. There are no restrictions on the scholar’s nationality, language or place of residence.

For travel abroad to give a lecture at conferences or to gather research material.

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

 

Environmental Management and Technology

For research and publications in environmental management and technology, including research in and the development of wind power. Scholars or organisations who are active in Finland may apply. The results may be published in Swedish and other languages.

For travel abroad to give a lecture at conferences or to gather research material.

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

 

Economics and Statistics

For the Swedish-speaking citizens of Finland who are conducting scholarly research in economics or 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

To promote the continuance of the Swedish language in Finland. Funding can be applied for by institutions or for 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.

 

Music and Musicology

For research related to and the publishing of works about Fredrik Pacius and large-scale performances of Pacius’ work and other activities in the spirit of Pacius. Individuals and organisations may apply.

During 2018, applications are particularly welcome for funding (EUR 1,000–20,000) for projects linked to the theme of “Music and Migration”.

There are no restrictions on the nationality, language or place of residence of the applicant.

Funding is awarded from the Fredrik Pacius Memorial Fund.

 

Musical Setting/Composition

To promote the art of musical setting conducted in Finland by Finnish citizens with Swedish cultural expression.

Funding is awarded from Fonden för Finlands Svenska Bildkonstnärer och Tonsättare.

 

Visual Arts

To promote visual art, painting, sculpture and graphics produced in Finland by Finnish citizens with Swedish cultural expression.

Funding is awarded from Fonden för Finlands Svenska Bildkonstnärer och Tonsättare.

 

Legal History

For legal history research in Swedish 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 Sten and Ebba Wasastjerna Fund for legal history research.

 

Printing grants

For the printing of scholarly and popular nonfiction works written in Swedish.

For fictional and biographical works written in Swedish that are ready to be published in print or in digital form.

Funding is awarded from the Christian and Constance Westermarck Fund and Ingrid, Margit and Henrik Höijer Donation Fund I.

 

For more information, contact Kajsa Rytikoski, Research Administrator (+358 9 618 771 19, kajsa.rytikoski@sls.fi)