The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation
supports scientific research in mathematics,
astronomy, physics, chemistry including medical chemistry.

Grants for scientific research

The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation awards grants annually for researchers working in mathematics and the natural sciences. The foundation is one of the most important foundations that supports research in these areas in Finland. In recent years the total sum of the grants awarded annually has amounted  to 1,7 M€.  A prerequisite for being eligible to receive a grant is an academic degree at least at the level of the Master’s degree.

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Applying for a grant



    The next application period will be October 15th to November 30th, 2019. Note that the same dead-line November 30th applies for recommendations, so ask for the recommendations in time. It is not sufficient to give the name of a referee in the application, because the grant committee does not usually contact any referees. The recommendation has to be included with the application.16 Jul 2019


    The Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation has awarded 172 grants in 2019, amounting to 1.79 million euro. The number of applications was 679, and the total sum applied for was approximately 10.1 million euro. Grants awarded in 2019.

    Applicants, who did not receive a grant, will not be notified by mail.

    Applicants, who did receive a grant but did not give their bank account number in the application, are kindly asked to complement their application in this regard in the application system by March 29th. Personal grants (doctorate, post-doc and travel) are paid to the applicants personal bank account. Research grants are paid to a university account with reference to the research project.

    16 Jul 2019

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The Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013. To celebrate the anniversary the foundation published a booklet in Finnish and Swedish describing its development and activities during its first fifty years.

The book


The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters

Grant secretary

Niklas Meinander

In all matters concerning the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation grants, please contact the grant secretary.