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 205 grants in 2020, amounting to 1.96 million euro. The number of applications was 689, and the total sum applied for was approximately 11.7 million euro. Grants awarded in 2020.

    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 reference to the research project.

    24 Sep 2020

  • Postdoc, pitch your research idea and win €100K!

    Research Pitching Competition by Slush & Skolar looks for courageous postdoc researchers at the beginning of their careers, from all fields of research & from all over the world. The 8 finalists will get a free pitching bootcamp and pitch their research on Slush stage on the 22nd of November. The winner receives a €100K Skolar Award to advance her/his research. The competition and award are jointly funded by research foundations. The finalists and winner are selected by an academic jury. The call for applications opens August 14th and closes September 18th. Read more: skolar.fi24 Sep 2020

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.