Name of funding opportunity

Call for Grants 2020

Funding organisation website


The Instrumentarium Science Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020. To celebrate the anniversary year, the Foundation has allocated 2 million Euros to support medical research, medical technology and related science and economics research. Silmu is a new form of grant designed for promoting business research, innovations and entrepreneurship.

The foundation’s primary role is to support medical, technical and scientific equipment and methods related research and economic research in these fields. The Foundation can also support other high-level basic research in medical, scientific and technological areas that promotes the Foundation’s purposes.

The most important target group is researchers preparing for doctoral dissertation. The foundation post-doc grants are for applicants having recently earned PhD degrees, to support their career track by enabling working abroad for up to two years. In addition, the Foundation announce five Instrufoundation Fellow -grants of 100.000 Euros intended for a newly established independent researcher returning to Finland either to set up a research team or to strengthen a researcher’s existing research team. The Foundation’s five new Silmu grants of 50.000 Euros are intended for researchers and entrepreneurs with innovative projects that promote new business.

Application guidelines

Applications should be submitted electrically using the link available on website