Name of funding opportunity

KAUTE Foundation Grants

Funding organisation website


The Finnish Science Foundation for Economics and Technology KAUTE awards grants for research in technology and economics. The Foundation’s objective is to promote the sustainable renewal of Finnish business and society. Grants are targeted for PhD students and young postdoc researchers.

In 2018–2020, the foundation will particularly be supporting research in new fields combining economics and technology. These are, for example, cleantech, finance technology, e-health, e-learning, digital production technologies, and the application of artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Spring 2019 grants will be awarded for the following purposes:
1) to cover travel, research or publishing costs, up to a maximum of 5.000 euros
2) working grants for young researchers: 6.000 euros (3 months), 12.000 euros (6 months) and 22.000 euros (12 months) 5.000 euros.

The Foundation primarily awards grants for Ph.D. studies and for young postdoc researchers. Grants can be awarded to Finnish citizens, communities or workgroups. International scholars that have established strong ties with Finnish universities are also eligible. Applicants are usually required to have a business or engineering degree or experience from these fields.


Application guidelines

Applying for grants happens through KAUTE’s grant service, which is open during the application period. Paper applications will not be considered. Applications must arrive by the end of the application period 31.1.2019 at 23.59.

More information on grants is available on the Foundations homepage at