Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
For top-level research,
art and culture
The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation is a private Finnish foundation whose main objective is to promote top-level research, especially in the fields of medicine, technology and economics. The Foundation
also supports high-calibre art and culture and, at its discretion, also other
projects that promote the wellbeing of the Finnish nation.
What kind of projects are we seeking?
We support projects that are significant in their field, bold and innovative. We award grants for internationally competitive activities and are prepared to take risks with applicants.
What are our core principles?
We award sufficiently long and large grants to projects with suitably ambitious objectives. We primarily award grants to working groups and organizations. We are positively disposed toward joint projects in different fields and of different actors.
What do we take into account in projects?
Sum up the relevance of your objectives and project in an understandable way. Describe how your work will change your field or society more broadly. Justify what makes your project special. Prepare a realistic work plan and budget.
”A small nation has only its education.”
– Aatos Erkko
Our articles elucidate the grant operations of the Foundation on current topics from different points of view in the fields of scientific research and arts and culture.