PostDoctoral Research Position in Finnland, Säätiöiden post doc -pooli

PostDoctoral Research Position in Finnland, Säätiöiden post doc -pooli

Designation/Position- PostDoctoral Research Position in Finnland

Säätiöiden post doc -pooli, Finnland invites application for PostDoctoral Research Position in Finnland from eligible and interested candidates

About- On the current three year period (2019-2021) the Pool is set up by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, Paulo Foundation, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Ulla Tuominen Foundation, which allocate 3 200 000 euros to the Pool annually. PostDoctoral Research Position in Finnland

Research/Job Area- Various Research Area

Location- Säätiöiden post doc -pooli, Finnland


The grants is for scholars, who have recently completed their doctoral degree and wish to conduct research abroad for at least one academic year.

Grants may also be awarded for periods longer than one year. They are also available for non-Finnish nationals.

The applicants’ doctoral degree was completed no more than four years previously (but parental leave, compulsory militar service, illness, or doctors’ specializing will be excluded when calculating the four-year period).

Doctoral candidates, who have not yet publicly defended their doctoral thesis but have received permission to do so, may also apply for a grant. In such cases pre-examiners’ statements on the thesis must be enclosed with the application. The grant will not be paid out until after the doctoral degree is completed.

The working grant is intended to cover living costs. In case the applicant receives a full salary, she/he cannot apply for a working grant. In case the applicant receives a partial salary, she/he can apply for a partial working grant.

In addition, the Pool’s grant may cover all expenses for conducting research abroad, including travel and moving costs and schooling expenses and insurance. The total sum of the grant awarded is based on the applicant’s own cost estimate.

Grants will not be awarded for costs already incurred or to compensate for income loss. Grants are not awarded for hiring a research assistant.

Job/Position Description- 

Grants awarded by foundations are tax-exempt up to the amount equivalent to the Finnish state grants for artists (currently € 20.461,72). 

Please note! Recipients of large grant sums must be prepared to pay taxes on the taxable part of their grant.

How to Apply- 

Grants are applied for by filling in the electronic application form and uploading required attachments to it.

To get to the electronic application form, please go to the Post doc pooli homepage and click ”Create an application” and log in with your own username.

The electronic application must be sent within the application period. The electronic application form is not to be printed nor signed.

The required attachments to the application include: an abstract of the research project, project and research plan, curriculum vitae and list of publications, doctoral thesis pre-examiner’s statement (in case of doctoral candidates) or official opponent’s statement (for others), references (1-3), invitation from the receiving university or institution. The only accepted file format for attachments is pdf.

The attachments may be written in Finnish, Swedish or English, except for the abstract, which must be written in Finnish of Swedish.

References can be added by the applicants themselves of by a referee. In the latter case, the applicant will send a request to a referee by logging into their own application and clicking the link “Request to referee” at the top part of the application.

The application and/or references should mention the significance of the research period abroad for the applicant’s own field of research and for Finnish science in general.

For Contact-  Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution Mela

Last Date for Apply–  Open Position

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