Guidelines for grant applicants

Grants are applied for annually unless otherwise stated. The application period is February. The application can be made in either Finnish or English.

Grants are awarded for scientific research into epilepsy. The main focus is on medical research, but the Foundation may also award grants for other research related to epilepsy.

The same applicant can receive the grant twice.

Foundation grants are personal monthly grants. They are therefore paid directly to their recipients. Grants will not be awarded for other expenses (eg material and travel expenses). The Foundation’s grants are usually a few thousand euros, so they are not suitable, for example, for the salary costs of a research assistant (cf. taxation and overheads). The grant recipient must have a Finnish bank account.

The grant application will be submitted to the agent by e-mail ( Enter the applicant’s first and last name in the subject field of the e-mail. Make sure the email is acknowledged within 24 hours of being sent.

Grant decisions are published on the Foundation’s website and on the website. Recipients will also be notified via email.