Esko Riepula Grant for finalising dissertations
The university has grants for doctoral researchers at the final stages of their dissertation work. Grants are given to 1–6 months. Naturally, grantees are to submit their dissertation and to graduate from the University of Lapland.
Decisions are made four times a year: in March, June, September and December. You need to submit your application by the 11th day of the month.
This means that you are to submit by 11 December 2022 for a grant period intended for the beginning of year 2023.
The deadlines for applications in year 2023 is the following:
• 11 March 2023
• 11 June 2023
• 11 September 2023
• 11 December 2023.
The grant is 2,039.00 euros / month. The grant is intended to cover the costs of the finalisation work OR translation or proofreading work. Receiving this grant for a certain period of time requires an unsalaried period of the same length in the same year. Please note that the grant is intended for the final period of writing the dissertation or for covering the costs of translation, proofreading or layout work.
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 >