Calculation of grants to foreign researchers working in Finland

This table is used to determine the share of living expenses in grants concerning the mobility calls that are based on the Academy’s bilateral agreements: Mobility invitation to Finland from Taiwan or Russia.

Short-term visits:

  • Grants with compensation for accommodation €80–190/day (incl. personal grant €43 and maximum compensation for accommodation €147)

Visits of one month or longer, with compensation for accommodation:

  • master’s degree or equivalent level: €1,700–2,000/month
  • PhD or equivalent level: €2,000–2,800/month
  • professor: €2,800–4,100/month.

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

If the visit consists of several short periods, the monthly table referred to above shall be used for the calculation of the cost of living.

The appropriation for the cost of living is applied for under ‘Other expenses’ in the application form. Funding for travel costs is applied for under ‘Travel costs’.

The site of research may pay the share of the appropriation intended for the cost of living in the form of a grant, as reimbursements or in some other manner in accordance with the rules 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.

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

This table is used to determine the amount of the personal grant or the share of living expenses in grants concerning the mobility calls that are based on the Academy’s bilateral agreements:

  • Mobility grant from Finland to Japan, Taiwan or Russia
  • Mobility cooperation with India, China or Germany
  • Mobility seminars with Japan or China.

The special conditions and additional information concerning these opportunities 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

India

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

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

Russia (Moscow)

2,800

1,900–2,500

1,300–1,700

Russia (other)

2,000

1,200–1,700

1,000–1,200

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.

The mobility grant or the appropriation for living expenses cover housing and other living costs in the target country. The money is applied for under:

  • ‘Grant’, if it concerns the Mobility grant from Finland to Japan, Taiwan or Russia
  • ‘Other costs’, if it concerns the Mobility cooperation with India, China or Germany or the Mobility seminars with Japan or China.

 

Funding for travel costs is applied for 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 mobility funding. The funding is paid either as a grant directly into the researcher’s own bank account, or as an appropriation 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.

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

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