The 2020 Tutkijat maailmalle call for grant applications received 51 applications. The KAUTE Foundation funded five researchers’ visits to foreign universities for a total of 84,190 euros. The grant recipients’ studies address, among other things, the investment value of intelligence in buildings and body-adapted electronics.
Tutkijat maailmalle is a joint grant programme of the KAUTE Foundation, the Walter Ahlström Foundation and the Foundation for Economic Education. Its aim is to support the internationalisation of researchers in technology and economics.
The corona pandemic did not affect grant applications
The KAUTE Foundation’s Executive Director Tuomas Olkku is pleased that the corona situation did not seem to reduce the applicants’ interest in the foundations’ joint grant programme.
“It was nice to notice that despite the exceptional spring, we received a large number of high-level applications for the programme”, Olkku says.
Collaborating with other foundations is an opportunity for KAUTE to punch above its weight and support issues that are important for the career development of researchers.
“The Tutkijat maailmalle programme is a great fruit of cooperation between foundations. By participating in the funding of the programme, we are supporting a topic that is important to KAUTE: the mobility and internationalisation of researchers”, Tuomas Olkku concludes.