- Sending the reference
- Reference number
- Sending references to more than one applicant
- Informal reference
How can I send my reference to you from abroad?
You can send your reference online using our Online reference service. For this purpose, either a personal Finnish Internet banking ID or registration as a user of the online service is required.
To which address is a reference free of formal requirements sent?
It should be sent to the grant applicant who will then upload it as an attachment to their application before submitting it.
Why hasn’t the online reference I sent been received yet? Its status is still sent, although I sent it a while ago.
When the deadline for references has closed and the Central or regional fund in question has begun the review process, the status of the reference will be updated to received.
I did not use the reference number given to me by the applicant, is there any way to fix this?
If the reference number is not used, the reference will be linked to the application on the basis of the name of the applicant (in case of working groups or research teams, the name of the designated person who has written the application).
Should the applicants be ranked amongst themselves?
Yes, please rank them. It makes the experts’ work of reviewing the applications significantly easier. Evaluations by colleagues are highly valued.
Do you accept handwritten references?
We accept informal references. Please make sure that the applicant receives your informal reference in good time. She/he must attach it to the application before deadline of the application period.