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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.

The criteria for awarding the grant are the scientific quality of the research plan, its feasibility and the significance of the research topic for the City of Helsinki.

The City of Helsinki awards grants for research on:

  • issues related to urbanisation and its effects,
  • issues related to Helsinki’s economy, vitality and/or business conditions,
  • organisation and evaluation of services produced or ordered by the City of Helsinki,
  • Helsinki’s living environment, wellbeing, history, everyday life, and urban culture, 
  • issues related to Helsinki’s internationalisation, and/or
  • Helsinki’s crisis resilience and preparedness for significant exterior changes. 

Research grants 2024

The 2024 research grants will be awarded in May/June. A total of EUR 73,000 in research grants is available. The application period has expired.

For further information, contact Research Director Katja Vilkama at tel. +358 50 4028 766.