Home Grants For grant applicants Criteria for applying Criteria for applying An individual, a working group or a legal entity can apply for a grant from Kone Foundation. If you’re applying as a legal entity, you need to have a Finnish business ID. GrantsFor grant applicants Kone Foundation’s focuses in awarding grants Criteria for applying Evaluation and decisions Guidelines for making a grant application Propose a peer reviewer Frequently asked questions For grant recipients General information about the grant Grant payment, social security and taxation Grants+ Project communications Kamari – “The Chamber” Kone Foundation logos and mentioning the Foundation’s support Funding programmes and thematic grant calls Funding programme: Is Democracy Eroding? (2021–2025) Thematic grant call 2022: The current state and challenges of Finnish democracy Thematic grant call 2021: Language, Power and Democracy Previous thematic grant calls Metsän puolella initiative (“In the Woods“) Guidelines for making a grant application Vuoden Tiedekynä Academic Writing Award Kone Foundation grants can be applied for: academic research in the humanities, social sciences, environmental sciences and artistic researchprofessional artistic work in all fields of artmultidisciplinary work in the above-mentioned fields of art and researchpromotion of academic and/or artistic work in the above-mentioned fields (e.g. a project developing the field) promotion and dissemination of academic and/or artistic work in the above-mentioned fields (e.g., research popularisation, artistic outreach, events and publications)other cultural work; but this is rarely funded An individual, a working group or a legal entity can apply for a grant from Kone Foundation. If you’re applying as a legal entity, you need to have a Finnish business ID. 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: Themed calls for applicationsResidencies at Saari Residence If the work to be done is not artistic or academic, one should apply for a grant to pay salary expenses. The topic of the project applied for can be freely chosen, as long as the discipline belongs to the fields funded by the Foundation. A grant from Kone Foundation must be used for the purpose for which it is awarded. How long can the funding period be? A grant may be awarded for a maximum of four years at a time (also the combined duration of consecutive funding periods for the same project). In the annual call, grants are awarded for work that starts the year after the decision, at the earliest in January. Grants are not awarded retroactively. We encourage long-term work in both research and the arts. As a rule, we do not fund working periods of less than six months for individual applicants (excluding funding for finishing doctoral dissertation). In working groups the minimum duration of a personal grant for research or artistic work is one month.