Grants and awards The City of Helsinki offers three types of annual monetary contributions related to science or intended for academic studies: Research Grants, the Scientific Award and Thesis Awards. City of Helsinki Research Grants The research grants are intended for post-graduate students with a Master’s or equivalent degree, working on doctoral or licentiate theses. Junior post doc researchers are also encouraged to apply. Awards for undergraduate theses The City of Helsinki grants thesis awards each year to authors of exemplary academic theses that explore Helsinki-related themes. City of Helsinki Scientific Award The objective of the award is to strengthen and promote awareness of Helsinki as a science city.