The approach for Argumenta is emphatically cross-disciplinary. Although the same problems are often studied in different disciplines, it may be difficult to find a common language for formulating the solutions. The purpose of Argumenta is to apply interdisciplinary dialogue to producing new answers and conclusions for challenging issues in society, and to communicate these results to a broader audience than the academic community.

Argumenta funding programme has ended and grants are no longer available. We encourage you to apply for funding for projects similar to Argumenta in the October application round.

Grant decisions

The application is a two-stage process. The first stage will be open during the March Round of Applications on the Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Online Application Service. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time on the last day of the application period. The second stage of the application process for the selected applicants opens in the August round of applications. The applicants will be notified of the results by the end of October.

Who may apply

The application is intended for working groups, which preferably represent disciplines covered by the project. Legal persons, such as universities, are not eligible to apply.

Applicable Grants

The core operating model for Argumenta is to organise a series of seminars and, possibly, workshops, which may also involve other activities. The funding is not intended for actual research, but rather for covering the costs of the seminars, other events, and communications.

The grant sum for one project is approximately EUR 100,000–150,000.

The objective of Argumenta projects is either to A. increase and deepen public debate on the topic or B. achieve a direct impact on societal decision-making.

How to apply

Contact for Argumenta Grantees:
Asiamies Päivikki Eskelinen-Rönkä
Manager, Senior Advisor
Apurahasihteeri Eriika Johansson
Senior Advisor