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Apply for a grant for research in business and technical sciences from Jan 2 until Jan 31, 2023

In the KAUTE Foundation’s spring 2023 grant application period grants will be awarded for research and teaching development in business and technical sciences. PhD researchers and postdoc researchers in the early stages of their careers can apply for grants.

The KAUTE Foundation’s research grants can be applied for from 2nd to 31st of January 2023. By supporting ambitious research, the foundation’s goal is to help Finnish society and companies to renew in an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable way.

Grants open for applications

1) Working grants for PhD researchers and young postdoc researchers for full-time work. The amounts of the grants in 2023 are 6,000 euros (3 months), 12,000 euros (6 months) and 24,000 euros (12 months). The 12-month grant is 28,000 euros for postdoc researchers who have completed their dissertation. The applicant must have no more than five years since the doctoral dissertation. A working grant can also be awarded for the development of university education in economics and technology.

2) Grant to cover travel expenses. The grant can be used for at least a month-long research visits abroad, but not for conference visits. The maximum amount of a travel grant in 2023 is 10,000 euros.

3) Grants to cover the research or publication costs. The amount of the grant in 2023 is a maximum of 5,000 euros.

The foundation’s grants for longer-term research exchange can be applied for later in the spring through the Tutkijat maailmalle -program and Fulbright Finland’s programs.


In the years 2021–2023, our operations will have three strategic themes: sustainable reconstruction, a data-driven future, and a diversifying society. We especially hope for applications from researchers whose work is related to these themes.

  • Sustainable reconstruction refers to topics with which the activities of companies and the society are directed towards a new, holistically more sustainable direction. These can include, for example, energy transition, circular economy, digitalization, entrepreneurship and international cooperation.
  • A data-driven future broadly encompasses the understanding and development of technologies that change society. Topics can be related for example to big data, algorithms, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data ethics or data economy.
  • A diversifying society means an interdisciplinary and heterogeneous approach, whether in science, working life or society more broadly.

Other priority areas

A few special funds belonging to the foundation award grants targeted for certain research fields. The applicant does not have to separately allocate the application to the fund in question, it will be done by the foundation.

The Aimo Puromäki’s special fund awards grants for research and teaching in the energy sector, especially for the sustainable development of clean energy production and energy technology.

The Eeva-Liisa Hirvisalo special fund awards grants for research into the sustainable commercial and technical utilization of indigenous natural materials.

In this call, the Niilo V. and Lauri N. Santasalo special fund awards grants for research into clean technology processes and infection control in the fields of biotechnology, pharmacy and healthcare. Water technology grants related to clean water research will be awarded in a separate water technology research call in the fall of 2023.

Talouselämä magazine’s special fund awards grants for the creation, compilation and publication of research and information materials that serve Finnish business life. A special target area is research related to Finnish economic journalism.

How to apply

Read the grant applicant’s instructions carefully. Applications are made through the foundation’s grant system. Grant applications with attachments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2023. We do not process late grant applications.