Name of funding opportunity

Grants for year 2019

Funding organisation website


The Foundation for Research of Natural Resources in Finland supports innovative research projects dealing with the use of Finnish natural resources. The foundation will fund approved projects of gifted young scientists for up to three years, but funds the grants for one year at a time. A progress report must be included in continued applications.

The grants are for salary, travel and other research expenses, and include the mandatory social security costs and the overall expenses of the research site to a maximum of 15 %. The research site pays the salary, and the agreement of the research site must be included in the application.

Priorities for grant applications for 2019 are innovations that promote responsible, commercially sound and efficient uses of natural resources throughout production, utilization and consumption

  • The bioeconomy
  • Mineral economics
  • New ways of energy production and storage

Innovations can be processes, technologies, products, services or social innovations. Innovations must, however, have the potential for economic utilization. The objectives are to create the conditions for the renewal and competitiveness of industry and to respond to global sustainable development challenges such as climate change adaptation or shortage of clean water.

Research must seek solutions to the challenges of sustainability in the use of domestic natural resources (forests, minerals, water and their habitats).

Application guidelines

The call for research grant applications for the year 2019 opens in August and closes on 28 September 2018. All applications must be sent to the foundation using the LUOVASAA-system at

Application period

15.08.2018 - 28.09.2018

Contact information

Roy Siljamäki
tel. +358 40 770 3337
e-mail: info(at)