News | 24/08/2017

We are calling for bold initiatives in September

Update on 15th September 7pm: Our 2017 grant call has ended on 15th September, 2017, 7pm. Thank you, all applicants! We will publish awarded grants in December 2017, and we will be looking for bold thinkers and doers again on 1–15 September, 2018.
“The tango was born in bordellos. The tango used to be thought unsuitable for women, so men danced it together while women practised it in secret,” musicologist Alfonso Padilla relates on his subject of research, the birth of the tango. Photo: Aleksi Poutanen

Grants are awarded for academic research, art projects, and for projects combining scholarly and artistic work. This year, we will additionally organise two thematic funding calls, Neighbour dialogues and Ecological compensations in society and culture.

Our goal is to advance bold initiatives in research and the arts. Kone Foundation is interested in countercurrents and in what takes place in the margins. We also seek to support interdisciplinary approaches and encounters across and between research and the arts.

Grants are awarded for:

  • academic research and/or artistic work;
  • promotion of academic or artistic work (for example, a project contributing to the development of a field of art or science);
  • dissemination of academic or artistic work (such as making research or art available to different audiences);
  • other cultural initiatives.

Research grants are awarded for studies in the humanities, social sciences, environmental research, and artistic research. Such projects can be multi- or interdisciplinary, and they can combine artistic and scholarly approaches.

Two thematic funding calls will also be open during the application period. The fundamental question addressed by the funding call Neighbour dialogues is “how do neighbours communicate and pursue dialogue despite linguistic, cultural, economic, or religious differences?” The other funding call,Ecological compensations in society and culture, will focus on ecological compensations combining methods from different disciplines and fields of art.

Applications are to be submitted online. The deadline for the applications is September 15, at 4 pm Finnish time (GMT +3). Please note that the application period is shorter than previously.

An information session in English will be organised on Wednesday 6th September 9.30–11am (GMT +3), and it will streamed online on the Kone Foundation’s Facebook page. Read more

Read more about the changes in the application procedure

More information on how to apply

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