Criteria for applying

An individual, a working group or a legal entity with a Finnish business ID can apply for a grant from Kone Foundation.

An individual, a working group or a legal entity with a Finnish 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 a project leader from among themselves to be responsible for submitting the application.

To receive funding, projects must have a connection to Finland. In general, Kone Foundation’s grants are intended for:

• Finns, for work carried out in Finland or abroad

• foreigners, for work carried out in Finland

• foreigners, for project work that includes participants based in Finland

The following application processes apply criteria that differ from above:

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.