The Finnish Cultural Foundation is awarding approximately EUR 500.000 additional funding to science education aimed at children and the youth. The purpose of this Science Education Grant is to encourage the interest of children and the youth in science and enable science education equally for children and the youth regardless of their place of residence and background. In addition, its purpose is to improve the ability of children and the youth to acquire, handle and evaluate new information as well as their possibilities to follow science and its development.

Grant Application Schedule

The grant is open for application in the October application round. Applications close at 4 pm Finnish time (EET) on the last day of the application period.

Eligible Applicants

Applications will be accepted from registered organisations and foundations, such as universities, science centres, science events and organisations in the field of science and education. Natural persons or working groups consisting of natural persons are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Grant Purpose

The amount of the Science Education Grant can range from EUR 30.000 to EUR 150.000. It can be applied for implementing science education projects that support basic education, such as workshops or distance education programmes, and are aimed at children and the youth. The grant may be used to cover expenses arising from, for example, hiring auxiliary personnel, logistics, or the preparation of teaching materials. The grant cannot be sought for the applicant's basic operations or research purposes.

How to Apply

The application is submitted to the Online Application Service during the October application period. Choose this special purpose grant from the Grant Type menu on the Application page of the application form.

The required attachments for the application are listed in the Application Guidelines for Grants. When the grant is applied for expenses, a budget must be submitted as a separate attachment according to the guidelines.


Further information about Science Education Grants:
Asiamies Päivikki Eskelinen-Rönkä
Fund Officer