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Calculation of grants to foreign researchers working in Finland

This table is used both for applications for funding of projects’ and researchers’ research costs and in the funding opportunity Funding for international researcher mobility based on bilateral agreements (Mobility to Finland).

Short-term visits:

Grants with compensation for accommodation €80–185/day (incl. personal grant €39 and maximum compensation for accommodation €147)

 

Visits longer than one month, including compensation for accommodation:

Master’s degree or equivalent 1,600–1,800 euros/month
PhD or equivalent   1,800–2,500 euros/month
Professor 2,500–4,100 euros/month

 

A particularly outstanding visiting professor may be awarded a larger grant than indicated above.

The following guidelines apply to the funding in research projects:

  • Grants can be awarded to non-EU researchers for a maximum of one year’s research spell in Finland. Grants are not paid to EU citizens working in Finland. While working in Finland, they must have an employment relationship to the site of research.
  • The grants are applied for in the Academy’s online services under Other costs. Travel costs are entered under Travel costs.

The following guidelines apply to the funding for mobility to Finland:

  • Grants can be awarded to non-EU researchers for a maximum of one year’s research spell in Finland.
  • Travel costs are entered under Travel costs.

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.

We recommend that the grantee and the site of research consult the tax administration concerning any tax consequences possibly arising from the payment of the grant.

 

CALCULATION OF GRANTS FOR RESEARCHER MOBILITY (FROM FINLAND) BASED ON INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

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 dependent children
  • 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 other costs of living 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 Grants and scholarships (in Finnish) and their Memorandum of 27Jan 2010, New Universities Act and international situations (in Finnish).

Last modified 4 Jun 2019
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