WHICH GRANT should I apply for?
Question: I am a Master of Health Sciences graduate. Can Encouragement Grants be awarded to people with other medicine-related degrees, not just medical doctors and students?
Question: I have applied for an Eka Grant. Can I also apply for an Encouragement Grant or a four-month Research Grant?
Question: Can I apply for one of the Foundation’s grants if I have previously applied for and been awarded a grant from the Postdoc Pool? The Pool grant only covers part of the costs, and I would like to apply for a Foundation grant as well, if possible.
Question: The Encouragement Grant is available to “young” researchers working on a doctoral thesis – what does “young” mean? Is there an age limit, or does it refer to being early in your research career?
Question: Should grant applications completed online also be printed and sent out to the Finnish Medical Foundation?
Question: Should the application specify how the money is to be spent?
Question: If you apply for an Eka Grant, can it be transferred into e.g. an Encouragement Grant if that is a “better fit”?
Question: Should Eka Grant applications include literary references?
Question: Should the thesis subject be submitted before applying for an Eka Grant?
Question: If the public defence of a thesis takes place during the application period (May 1 to May 15), can and should Eka or Encouragement Grants be applied for?
Question: I am applying for an Encouragement Grant for working on a doctoral thesis. Should the application include information about a specific research project or the research plan for the entire thesis?
Question: Can the research plan be in English?
Question: I have been awarded an eight-month Research Grant, which I am currently using on a 50% basis, spending half the week on clinical work and half on research. Can I apply for the grant term to be cancelled if I’m unable to spend the awarded grant in its entirety? Should I suspend the research, I would naturally return the unused portion of the grant.
Question: Can Research Grants be used on drug or laboratory costs?
Question: I have understood that 25% of working hours may be spent on other paid work during the research period. Does this apply to the whole four-month period or each month separately?
Question: Can I apply for Returning Researcher Grants afterwards?
Question: In the Research Group Founder Grant application form, the basic information section has a space for the total costs of the project. I am only applying to cover the wages during an 18-month project, with no other costs. Should I insert the annual wage for each year without additional costs, or should this section already include a total of all costs stated by the university, including incidental costs, etc.?
Question: The instructions specify a maximum length of 10 pages for the research plan. Should the list of publications, curriculum vitae, cost estimate and funding plan all be included in these 10 pages?
Question: Research Group Founder Grants are available to early career researchers. By separate request from the applicant, the grant may also be used to cover the wages of another researcher working on the project. The project leader already has an established research career and works primarily on research, not on clinical work. Does this matter if the grant is intended to pay for the wages of additional research staff?
Question: When exactly are the funds paid out?
Question: What if the research is abandoned?