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

A new version of this website is under construction and will be published in October.

Grants for scientific research

The Magnus Ehrnrooth foundation awards grants annually for researchers working in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and chemistry, including 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 March 6th on the website of the foundation. The applicants also receive the result of their application by e-mail.

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Applying for a grant



    The next application period will be October 15th to November 30th, 2022. 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. The boards of the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation and Societas Scientiarum Fennica have approved updated guidelines for the support of research. Acquaint yourself therefore thoroughly with the updated advice given on the various pages of this website before moving to the application pages. Possible comments and improvement suggestions to the website can be sent to 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.27 Jan 2023


    The Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation has awarded 109 grants in 2022, amounting to 1.79 million euro. A few grants were awarded for work during several years. The number of applications was 464, and the total sum applied for was approximately 14.2 million euro. Grants awarded in 2022. 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 – 30.11.2022.27 Jan 2023

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.