15 November, 2017

Apply for grant


The K.H. Renlund foundation supports novel and applied openings concerning prospecting of mineral and ground water resources, related scientific research and technical-economical investigations of earth resources in Finland. The foundation supports also technical innovations within the fields of mineralogy and geology, as well as geoenvironmental investigations (applications for travel costs to participate scientific meetings or solely purchases of equipments will not be supported). The foundation can support publishing activities and PhD studies related to the targets of the foundation.

Grant applications are made using the electronic system, which you can register to as a user when logging in the first time. The call for applications is open from September 15th to the end of November.

Log in to the application system here.

Applying grant

The application can be formulated freely, but it needs to include the following information:

  1. Name of the project and the total sum (€) applied
  2. Purpose of the project in a condensed form (one written paragraph).
  3. Leader of the project, working group, partners
  4. A short summary (max 1 page) of the working plan and with essential stages described. In addition a detailed study plan should be included (max 8 pages).
  5. Budget, specified to following items:
    i. personal grant, salaries and fees
    ii. other expenses
    iii. other financial sources (applied and granted)
  6. Schedule of the project
  7. Expected benefits (impact) of the project and application plan. Here it is important to indicate that the planned project is in line with the targets indicated in the statutesof K.H. Renlund foundation.
  8. Contact information of the applicant
  9. CV or related, max three pages in length.

Please note, if you have applied funding for two or more successive years, with annual funding (e.g. PhD thesis work), you need to leave a new application for each year.


Instructions for grant recipient

Granted awards for proposed projects will be informed directly to applicants by email in the beginning of March and allocated funding can be used immediately. The funded projects will be listed on the homepage of K.H. Renlund foundation. Declining decisions will also be announced to applicants by email. The foundation does not give reasons for its decisions.

You can use the granted award after sending an order of payment with associated bank account information to the scientific ombudsman of the Foundation, professor Veli-Pekka Salonen (Veli-Pekka.Salonen@khrenlund.fi). Counted from the date of decision, the applicant has three years time to begin using the granted funding.

The award is granted for year by year. It may by personal or targeted for a project use in order to employ auxiliary labour force, cover the costs of analytical services, field research expenses or related costs. The grant recipient is responsible for appropriate and effective use of funding. The award is personal, and it cannot be transferred to other person or used for other purposes than indicated in application without a permission from the Foundation. The awarded funding can be transferred to the accounting system of a university or a research institute.

Personal grant will be normally paid as a single payment to bank account of recipient. A personal grant for a PhD student is 26 000 € per year, equivalent to the Finnish tax-free grant for artists.

Grant recipient has to report personal grant in one’s tax return. A grant recipient living in Finland is responsible to take the statutory earnings-related pension and occupational accident insurance provided by The Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution (Mela).

Link (Mela).


Reporting is made using the electronic reporting system, which is open year-round. The report can be uploaded as a pdf-document.

Report can be an interim report or the final report.

Interim report 

Projects that last more than one year are reported annually before the end of each funding period (end of December). The interim report is a condensed summary (max 2 pages) of the project progress and funding used. Receipts need not to be included in the report.

Final report

is to be completed by the end of the project, after the funding has been used. The final report can be delivered any time. It should be a condensed, only a few pages long, description of the project, with special emphasis on the results obtained. Results can represent an application of technical innovation or practice, estimation of mineral or groundwater resources, solution of sustainable development, publications, academic degrees or social impact of the study. The use of funding should be cleared, including the share of additional funding.

Link to the reporting system.

For further information, please contact: Professor Veli-Pekka Salonen, veli-pekka.salonen@khrenlund.fi