The 2023 funding call is open – apply by 15 September, 4 p.m. (EEST)

Illustration: Marika Maijala

Kone Foundation’s annual funding call will be held from 1–15 September, 2023. Our goal in awarding funding is to create conditions for free and multi-voiced art and research.

You can apply for Kone Foundation funding for:

  • academic research in the humanities, social sciences and environmental sciences, as well as artistic research
  • professional artistic work in all fields of art
  • multidisciplinary work combining art and research.

To receive funding, projects must have a connection to Finland.

Please read the information for grant applicants on our website carefully before applying.

Applications must be submitted by 15 September, 4:00 PM EEST (Finnish time) on our Online grant service.

Good luck with your application!

Tips for applicants

Watch grant info on YouTube

In August, we hosted an online info session about the 2023 grant call in English.

In the event, Kone Foundation’s CEO Ulla Tuomarla presented the Foundation’s strategy, which focuses on fostering academic and artistic freedom. Director of Funding Kalle Korhonen spoke about Kone Foundation’s focuses and criteria in awarding grants. Grant Coordinator Laura Lees talked about the evaluation process and application form.

After the presentations, we had time for audience questions.

Watch the recording on YouTube (link will open in a new tab)

Questions during the application process? Here’s how to contact us.

  • During the application period (1–15 September) the fastest way to contact us is via the Chat feature on the online grant service. We will be answering your questions Monday–Friday during office hours.
  • You can also send your questions via the Messages feature on the online grant service. We will be answering your questions during office hours.
  • You can reach us via email at
  • You can call us (+358 9 260 0617) Monday–Thursday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and also on Friday 15 September between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Follow us on social media

During the application period, we will share information about the grant call, also in English! You can follow us on X (Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Further information

What kinds of projects were funded last year? See the list of projects funded in the 2022 general grant call (summary texts in Finnish or English based on the language of the application

What is the scale of Kone Foundation’s funding? See statistics about grants, prizes and donations awarded in 2022

Information for grant applicants on the Kone Foundation website