Funding opportunities

​BGG specialized courses - call always open!

 
Are you missing a course on a specific topic that would help you in your thesis work?  Have you got the feeling that no one organizes a course that is just right for you? How about organizing the course yourself, and inviting someone inspiring to teach it! BGG now provides funding for specialized PhD courses organized by BGG doctoral students and/or staff of the departments of Biology and Geography & Geology. Open the form on the right to see what information BGG asks you to provide. You can submit a course proposal any time of the year, but the chances of getting funded are best in the beginning of each calendar year​​.
 

BG​G travel grants

BGG travel grants can be applied twice a year. The next call for travel grant applications will open in the winter of 2017. In this call, funds are primarily allocated for travels, which take place during the year 2018. Instructions and application link will be sent to the BGG students by email before the application period. The applications are submitted electronically via the Saima system by 7 December 2017 (23:59:59 pm ). The electronic grant application form is available from 21 November to 7 December 2017.
 

BGG Doctoral Programme supports the travel of its students to events that benefit the students' networking and learning possibilities. Use this opportunity to get funding for travel to international conferences, workshops,  and PhD courses that will be beneficial for your studies. BGG can cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and attendance fees. BGG may give partial grants, in which case the applicant needs to cover the remaining costs by other means. Costs will be reimbursed after the travel in exchange for original receipts. To get reimbursed, click the "BBG Travel reimbursement form" on the right side of this page and follow the instructions.
 
 

BG​G grants for finalizing a doctoral dissertation

 BGG grants for finalizing a doctoral dissertation can be applied twice a year. BGG Doctoral Programme awards 1-3 month grants for doctoral students who are at the very last stages of their doctoral studies. Next call for applications will open in the winter of 2017. Instructions and application link will be sent to BGG students by email before the application period. The applications are submitted electronically via the Saima system by 7 December 2017 (23:59:59 pm). The electronic grant application form is available from 21 November to 7 December 2017. 
 
 
 

PLEASE NOTE  that you are only eligible for financial support from BGG if you have given a presentation in the latest BGG Doctoral Training Days, or submitted an annual report of the previous year. 

 ​UTUGS-funded doctoral student positions

 
 University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) annually allocates funds to providing a salary for a limited number of doctoral candidates in each doctoral programme. Funding may be for up to four years. The call for UTUGS funded positions is open once a year in September.

 

Recurring external funding sources

 

Aurora Database

Database for Finnish and international Foundations and other funding bodies.
Check out also the useful "alert"-function, which can automatically remind you of approaching deadlines.
 

Academy of Finland​

The main science funding organization in Finland with different types of funding schemes.
 

PoDoCo - Post Docs in Companies

 PoDoCo is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector. PoDoCo program is aimed for all young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctorate degree are welcome to join the PoDoCo Program.

 
 
 
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