SLS supports research activities. Private individuals and organisations may apply for grants and funding for academic research, and for other purposes, including history and documentation.
Grants are awarded in February and September each year.
Funding for research projects is awarded in March each year.
Funding for collection, publication and outline projects is awarded separately.
In awarding grants and prizes, SLS complies with the guidelines on Good Governance of Foundations, approved by the Council of Finnish Foundations.