Applications may be submitted throughout the year. They must be submitted well in advance of the beginning of the intended grant period, typically about two months beforehand so that a decision on the grant can be made in time. There may be delays in processing the applications particularly during the summer and at the turn of the year. Please note that the grant is paid as monthly payments, on the last day of each grant month.
To apply, please use this application form:
The application consists of an application form with the following four enclosures:
1) For a monograph, the table of contents (as complete as possible) with page numbers; for an article dissertation, publication information on the included articles. In both cases, the application must include a brief description of the content of the dissertation.
2) A short description (no more than one page in length), signed by both the dissertation supervisor and the author, of the work to be conducted during each month of the grant period, and a schedule.
3) A signed statement (max. one page) from the dissertation supervisor, including an estimate of the date of the public examination as well as the date when the dissertation manuscript can be submitted for preliminary examination. N.B. If the supervisor who is applying for the grant is from outside the University of Helsinki, also the person monitoring the progress of dissertation in the faculty/department (for example professor in charge of the subject, responsible supervisor, etc.) must by his or her signature support the supervisor’s statement attached to the application.
4) A personal details form with information completed about the grant recipient. Degree diploma or tax card are not required. The application form must be signed by both the supervisor and the author of the dissertation.
Two (2) copies of the completed application form and its enclosures must be submitted to the Registry of the University (address: University of Helsinki / Registry and Central Archives, P.O. Box 3, 00014 University of Helsinki).
Applications are processed by the doctoral school, and the decision on awarding the grant is made by the director of the doctoral school. Please submit your application well in advance of the beginning of the intended grant period, typically about two months beforehand so that a decision on the grant can be made in time.