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 2020 the total sum of the grants awarded was  to 1,9 M€.  A prerequisite for being eligible to receive a grant is an academic degree at least at the level of the Master’s degree.

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

Applying for a grant



    The Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation has awarded 137 grants in 2021, amounting to 1.79 million euro. The number of applications was 554, and the total sum applied for was approximately 12.2 million euro. Grants awarded in 2021. Each grantee has been informed by e-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 22nd. After this date account information must be sent directly to the grant secretary by e-mail. Personal grants (doctorate, post-doc and travel) are paid to the applicant’s personal bank account. Research grants are paid to a university account with a reference to the research project.

    Next application period is 15.10 – 30.11.2021. 28 Jul 2021


    The next application period will be October 15th to November 30th, 2020. Note that the same dead-line, November 30th, applies for recommendations, so ask for the recommendations in time. 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. Note also the advice given on the various pages of this website. Acquaint yourself thoroughly with them before moving to the application pages. Possible comments and improvement suggestions can be sent to  

    One graduate student cotutelle grant in one of the sciences supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation is now open for application. The grant is financed in the framework of the Maupertuis program  between Finland and France. The application time is 15.10. – 30.11.2020 and is done on the application system of the Foundation.28 Jul 2021

See Photos

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.