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Calculation of grants for researcher mobility (from Finland)


The Academy of Finland’s funding opportunity Funding for international researcher mobility based on bilateral agreements is open for application each year in September. The funding, awarded as personal grants, is based on the international agreements signed by the Academy. The special conditions and additional information concerning this funding opportunity are listed in the latest September call text.

Country or region

Researchers without any grant or salary,   €/month

Researchers with grant or partial salary, €/month

Researchers with full salary, €/month

South Africa

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

India

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

Italy

2,300

1,600–2,000

1,000–1,400

Japan

2,800

1,900–2,500

1,300–1,700

China

2,300

1,600–2,000

1,000–1,400

Germany

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

Taiwan

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

USA

2,300

1,600–2,000

1,000–1,400

Russia (Moscow)

2,800

1,900–2,500

1,300–1,700

Russia (other)

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

Others

1,000–2,300

500–1,700

300–1,000


When determining the grant amount, the sum may be increased as follows:

  • by 15% if the researcher holds a doctorate and receives no other salary or fee
  • by 20% if the researcher has minor dependants
  • by a maximum of 20% if the local cost of living is exceptionally high and the researcher receives no other salary or fee.

Exceptional fluctuations in currency exchange rates can be taken into account in determining the grant amount.

Grants for mobility from Finland are intended to cover accommodation and living costs in the target country. Funding can also be applied for to cover travel costs (entered under Travel costs). If researchers and their families stay abroad for at least six months, funding can also be applied for to cover family travel costs.

The full cost model is not applied to this funding. Depending on the agreement, the funding is paid either as a grant directly into the researcher’s own bank account, or as a research grant via the financial administration of the site of research.

The grant sums take into account the grantee’s obligation to take out pension, accident and life insurance. For more information, see Grant and scholarship recipients on the Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution’s website. For more information on grant taxation, see the Finnish Tax Administration’s website (in Finnish) and their Memorandum of 27Jan 2010, New Universities Act and international situations (in Finnish)

Updated for September 2017 call

Last modified 14 Jul 2017
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