Säätiöiden post doc -pooli (“the Foundations’ Post Doc Pool”) is a grant resource set up by Finnish foundations. The Pool’s aim is to make Finnish research more international by offering young scholars flexible funding from one source that covers all expenses of a research period abroad for at least six months.

Who May Apply

The grants awarded from Säätiöiden post doc -pooli (The Finnish Foundations’ Post Doc Pool) are intended for scholars, who have recently completed their doctoral degree and wish to conduct research abroad from Finland for at least 6 months.


The funding comprises of a working grant which is intended to cover living costs, and an additional expenditure grant which may cover all expenses for conducting research abroad, including travel and moving costs as well as schooling expenses and insurance.

Grant Decisions

The pool has two application rounds each year. Applications are sent in online via the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli web pages.

Further Information

Further information about the pool grants and the application process is available on Säätiöiden post doc -pooli website at www.postdocpooli.fi, and from the pool Coordinator Mikko-Olavi Seppälä (mikko-olavi.seppala(at)postdocpooli.fi), tel. + 358 400 868 006.

Contact person for the Foundation's post doc -pool grantees
Apurahasihteeri Eriika Johansson
Senior Advisor