Support for conference travel or research costs (junior researchers and status position holders)
If you belong to the thematic doctoral programmes as a junior researcher or a status position holder, you can apply for a grant for costs incurring from conference travel, field work or research costs. Grants are given to applicants who have performed well in their research and studies. If your dissertation work is still at the very beginning, the application will receive a negative decision. The final grant sum is based on the application. You can submit an application by the end of year 2019.
The purpose of the grant is to support the dissertation process in an active phase. Eligible costs are e.g. travel costs and translation and proofreading invoices. Devices or supplies will not be funded. If you have very firm justifications for acquiring literature, you can get funding for it. Applications are to be delivered well in advance before reserving travel tickets or ordering a service. The purpose of the grant is to support the quality and progress of dissertations in the thematic doctoral programmes.
Junior researchers: Please contact Henna Mäntylä by email for instructions.
Status position holders: Write an application in your own words in which you start from the following: the title and current phase of your dissertation, predicted grant sum, and an estimate of the dissertation’s date of completion. Please state whether you are a full-time doctoral candidate or working (specify your employer). Your application must also specify any previous grants received for your dissertation work from the university or another party: funding sources, amounts received, and purpose.
In addition to the written application, please fill in the application form annexed below. By filling in the form carefully, you speed up the process. The application must be appended with your supervisor's statement regarding the progress of your dissertation and his/her commitment to supervise your work in the intended schedule.
The applications should be addressed to the Graduate School, recipient: executive assistant Henna Mäntylä.
Executive assistant Henna Mäntylä tel . +358(0)40 5798 769, e-mail: henna.mantyla(at)ulapland.fi) tai
Coordinator Annukka Jakkula tel. +358(0)40 4844 441, e-mail: annukka.jakkula(at)ulapland.fi
The decision is sent to the applicant by email. If the application is successful, the grant will be paid to the applicant's account. Costs incurring from proofreading or translation are paid according to real costs. They are paid to the applicant against receipts, or – alternatively – the invoices are addressed directly to the University of Lapland.
Grants for finalising dissertations
The university has grants for doctoral candidates at the final stages of their dissertation work. Grants are given to 1–6 months, and we receive applications throughout the year. The grant is 1,705.00 euros / month. The grant is intended to cover the costs of the finalisation work OR translation, proofreading or layout work. Receiving this grant for a certain period of time requires an unsalaried period of the same length in the same year.
This grant is not meant for persons with already some supplementary funding at the university. Priority is given to dissertations supporting the university's strategic foci, article dissertations containing articles likely to be published in international refereed journals, and applicants who have not received financial support for their dissertation work earlier. The purpose of these grants is to support obtaining the field-specific aims of doctoral degrees at the University of Lapland. This aim was set by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Write an application in your own words in which you start from the following: the title and current phase of your dissertation, predicted grant period, and an estimate of the dissertation’s date of completion. Please state whether you are a full-time doctoral candidate or working (specify your employer and leave of absence from work). Your application must also specify any previous grants received for your dissertation work : funding sources, amounts received, and stage of your research at the time. Complete your written application by appending it with your supervisor's statement on your progress and his/her commitment to supervising you in the intended schedule.
In addition to the written application, please fill in the application form. By filling in the form carefully, you speed up the process.
The applications should be addressed to Rector delivered to the Rector's office, where the recipient is executive assistant Henna Mäntylä.
Executive assistant Henna Mäntylä
tel. +358(0)40 5798 769
If your application is successful, the grant will be paid monthly to your account by the university's payroll. Costs incurring from translation and proofreading are paid according to real costs. They are paid to the applicant against receipts, or – alternatively – the invoices are addressed directly to the University of Lapland.
If you receive a grant of at least four (4) months in Finland, for the purpose of research or artistic work in Finland, you are required to take a pension and accident insurance (MYEL insurance). The Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) handles the statutory earnings-related pension and occupational accident insurances of Finnish farmers, and also those of grant or scholarship recipients. Under certain conditions, the insurance is also required by scholarships obtained abroad. The insurance obligation applies to both those who have received a personal grant and those who work in a group with the grant. The insurance obligation does not concern grants that are intended to cover expenses, such as travel grants.
Statutory pension insurance for grant and scholarship recipients (MYEL) >
Leaflet on grants provided by the Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers >