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The results from the Säätiöiden post doc –pooli’s autumn application round
On 27th November 2020 the Säätiöiden post doc -pooli foundations awarded some 1.56 million euro to 31 post-doctoral scholars. The Finnish Cultural Foundation awarded altogether 915 500 euros for 18 applicants.
Fil. tohtori Lotta Jokiniemi sai Post doc -poolin apurahan syksyllä 2020.
Lotta Jokiniemi received a grant to for her research in Barcelona University.

Altogether 122 post-doctoral scholars from around Finland took part in the autumn application round. Thus a grant could be awarded to 25 % of the applicants.

Amongst others the Cultural Foundation awarded Neda Neisi, whose comprehensive study of the AMB supported rotor; Normal operation and rotor dropdown, received a 54 000 euros funding. Medical Doctor Lauri Holmström received a 70 000 euros funding for his study of Genetic underpinnings of sudden cardiac arrest due to non-ischemic myocardial diseases.

Doctor of Philosophy, Lotta Jokiniemi, will conduct her study in Spain, in the University of Barcelona. Her study of neutrino scattering of atomic nuclei in connection to new physics Beyond the Standard Model (BMS) received a 38 000 euros funding.

You can find all the Cultural Foundation’s post doc grantees here.

An important support for young researchers

Säätiöiden post doc -pooli has proven to be an important instrument of research funding which has enabled young scholars with families to finance research periods at top universities abroad. The grants awarded by the Pool are determined flexibly in accordance with the applicant’s needs and they often include their family’s moving expenses and children’s day care or school fees.

The Pool has a role in making Finnish research more international. After twenty-two application rounds over 600 scholars have already received funding through the Pool for at least a one-year research period abroad. One third of the grantees have received a two-year funding.

The Pool’s next application round will take place from 15 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, when some 1.6 million euro will be given in grants. The results of this round will be published in April 2021.

The Säätiöiden post doc -pooli was set up in the autumn of 2009. During the fourth three-year-period 2019-2021 there are thirteen foundations involved, allocating altogether 3.2 million euro annually to the pool. The Pool’s foundations are Emil Aaltonen’s Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Paulo Foundation, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and the Ulla Tuominen’s Foundation.

Further information:, info(at) or from coordinator Mikko-Olavi Seppälä, tel. + 358 400 868 006