Grants of Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen Fund for 2024

Application period: 18 October–15 November 2023

Teollisuusneuvos Heikki Väänänen Fund awards grants for wood-related scientific research at the University of Eastern Finland. Grants may be awarded for research projects that increase research-based knowledge of wood and promote the development of novel wood products, or enhance the use and usability of wood for the needs of humanity.

In 2024, grants can be awarded for theses that support these goals based on the following criteria:

1. Grants of EUR 2,000 may be awarded for working on a Master’s level thesis.

Travel grants or funding for research costs will not be awarded. No grants will be awarded for completed theses.

The grant application must include, as an appendix, a research proposal that indicates:

1. Background of the research in brief

2. Goals

3. Materials and methods

4. Expected outcomes and their significance, and

5. Schedule (the overall length of the proposal may not exceed 3 pages, font size 11).

In addition, the grant application must include the following appendices:

• The CV (curriculum vitae) of the applicant and

• A motivational letter

The application can be filled out here.

The grants must be used during 2024. The grantees will be announced at the Karelia Symposium on 9 April 2024.

Further information:

Karelia Symposium website, Call for grant applications

  • Member of the fund committee, Professor Ossi Turunen
  • Secretary of the fund committee, Executive Head of Administration Arja Hirvonen