For which purposes you may apply a grant?

Research grant of the Finnish Society of Forest Science

  • A grant may be applied for primary source of income for scientific research for a maximum period of six months.
  • If the applicant works part-time with the support of the grant without another employment, the work time must be at least 50 % of full-time and the grant may cover the amount equivalent of six months of full-time work.
  • A research grant cannot be used as a secondary source of income, i.e. the applicant may not have another employment.
  • A grant may be applied for research expenses, which must be verified with receipts.
  • A grant for a research visit to a foreign research organisation exceeding two weeks must be applied as a research grant and the application must be made according to the instructions for a research grant.
  • A research grant cannot be used for overheads, daily allowances of the researcher, meal compensations, travel insurance, mileage or other similar expenses.

Travel grant of the Finnish Society of Forest Science

  • A grant may be applied for participation in an international scientific meeting, in which the applicant gives a scientific presentation.
  • A travel grant may be applied for a short research visit (maximum two weeks) to a foreign research organisation.
  • A travel grant may be applied for travel expenses, lodging, and registration fees.
  • A travel grant will not be awarded for side events before and after a meeting (e.g., precongress or postcongress tours). Costs of in-congress tours and possible conference dinner may be included in the grant.
  • A travel grant cannot be used for overheads, daily allowances, meal compensations, travel insurance, mileage or other similar expenses.
  • Abstract of the applicant’s presentation must be included in the application documents when a travel grant is applied for participation in a scientific meeting. If the presentation will not be accepted to the meeting programme, the grant will be cancelled.
  • Visit to a foreign research organisation must be verified by including an invitation letter from the receiving organisation or another similar document to the application documents.

Other grants of the Finnish Society of Forest Science

  • A grant may be applied for partial funding of an international scientific meeting that is organised in Finland.
  • A grant may be applied for partial funding of an important scientific publication project. Popularisation of science is not supported.
  • A grant may be applied for language studies.
  • University students may apply a grant for partial funding of a study tour group. The applicant must contact the Executive Manager of the Society for a review of the acceptability of the tour for funding of the Society.
  • A grant cannot be used for overheads, daily allowances, meal compensations, travel insurance, mileage or other similar expenses.

IUFRO grants in cooperation with foundation Metsämiesten säätiö

  • A grant may be applied for partial funding of a IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organisations) meeting that is organised in Finland.
  • A grant may be applied for participation in IUFRO meeting, in which the applicant gives a scientific presentation. The meeting must be listed in the IUFRO’s event calendar (https://www.iufro.org/events/calendar/current/).
  • A IUFRO grant may be applied for travel expenses, lodging, and registration fees
  • A IUFRO grant will not be awarded for side events before and after a meeting (e.g., precongress or postcongress tours). Costs of in-congress tours and possible conference dinner may be included in the grant. Exceptionally, IUFRO office holders may apply also coverage of the side event costs, if their participation is necessary for their IUFRO tasks.
  • A IUFRO grant cannot be used for overheads, daily allowances, meal compensations, travel insurance, mileage or other similar expenses.
  • Abstract of the applicant’s presentation must be included in the application documents when a IUFRO grant is applied for participation in a scientific meeting. If the presentation will not be accepted to the meeting programme, the grant will be cancelled.