Kone Foundation grants can be applied for:
- academic research in the humanities, social sciences, environmental sciences and artistic research
- artistic work in all fields of art
- multidisciplinary work in the above-mentioned fields of art and research
- promotion of academic and/or artistic work in the above-mentioned fields (e.g. a project developing the field)
- work based on academic research and/or artistic work in the above-mentioned fields (e.g. research popularization, artistic outreach, events and publications)
- other cultural work; but this is rarely funded
An individual, a working group or a legal entity with a business ID can apply for a grant from Kone Foundation. If the applicant is a working group or legal entity, the group members must choose an accountable project leader from among themselves to be responsible for submitting the application.
The projects awarded have to have a connection to Finland. In general, Kone Foundation’s grants are intended:
- for Finns for work carried out in Finland or abroad
- for foreigners for work carried out in Finland
- for foreigners for work in projects which include participants based in Finland.
The following application processes apply criteria that differs from above:
- Themed calls for applications
- Call for residence applications for Lauttasaari Manor
- Residencies at Saari Residence
A grant from Kone Foundation must be used for the purpose for which it was awarded.
How long can the funding period be?
A grant may be awarded for a maximum of four years at a time. You must start using the grant during the year after the decision, at the earliest in January. We encourage long-term work in both research and the arts.
Grants are not awarded retroactively.
The minimum duration of a personal grant for research or artistic work is one month.