Grants from OP Financial Group Research Foundation

The foundation has allocated 1,400,000 euros in grants intended for economic research and postgraduate studies. Research into cooperative banking and the financial sector on a more extensive basis is given priority.

Additionally, the Foundation may grant 100,000 euros in Kyösti Haataja grants for research that is related to the causes and consequences of climate change and biodiversity loss and examines these phenomena from the perspectives of economics, social sciences and law.

You can apply to the Foundation for

  • a) personal grants for full-time postgraduate studies
    a) personal research grants (for purposes other than full-time postgraduate studies)
    c) full-time postdoctoral research (requires a hiring commitment by a university)
    d) funding for a professor’s research leave
    e) funding for a research team (can only be applied for an organisation)
  • f)  Kyösti Haataja grant, primarily for research groups

The application period begins on 6 January and the deadline for applications is 7 February 2024 at 23.59. After the deadline, incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Further information and application instructions can be found in the application guide

Application form