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

Grants for scientific research

The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation awards grants annually for researchers working in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, and medical chemistry. The foundation is one of the most important foundations that support research in these areas in Finland. A prerequisite for being eligible to receive a grant is an academic degree at least at the level of the master’s degree.

Applications for grants are received annually from October 15th to November 30th. The awarded grants are published on Magnus Ehrnrooth’s birthday on March 6th on the website of the foundation. The applicants also receive the result of their application by e-mail.

Read more about grants awarded to researchers by clicking on the icons below.

Applying for a grant


  • Grants Awarded 2024

    The Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation has awarded 91 new grants in 2024 of in total approx. 1.7 million euros. The Foundation received 582 applications. Awarded Grants 2024. All applicants have been notified by email of the Foundation's decision. The next open call for applications is 15.10 – 30.11.2024.14 Apr 2024

  • Open Call for Grants 2024

    The next application period will be October 15th to November 30th, 2023. Note that the same dead-line, November 30th, applies for recommendations, so ask for the recommendations well before that. It is not enough to give the name of a referee in the application, because the grant committee does not usually contact any referees. The recommendation is to be included with the application, either by the applicant or by the person giving the recommendation. Graduate student cotutelle grants in the sciences supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation are now open for application. The grants are financed within the framework of the Mauperuuis  program  between Finland and France. If you are applying for a cotutelle grant your application should in addition to the normally requested information also include the necessary information about the French collaborator and show the readiness and ability of the French institution to allocate the necessary funds for the collaboration. The cotutelle grantee must during the first year of studies apply for the right to conduct PhD studies also at the French university in question.14 Apr 2024

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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 Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation

c/o Nordea Private Banking
Aleksanterinkatu 36 B
00020 Nordea

Grant secretary

Sebastian Lindberg