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Funding sources, job and training opportunities

In Finland funding for research can be granted by universities, institutions such as Academy of Finland or Business Finland and private foundations such as Kone Foundation or Finnish Cultural Foundation.

Aurora-Tietokanta database is a comprehensive database for the funding opportunities for researchers and artists.

Funding for non-profit organisations by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, through STEA, for potential guidance, internships, employment, etc. 

Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI cooperates closely with the IIE  Scholar Rescue Fundwho co-fund scholarship for scholars from conflict regions in the early stages of their academic career (i.e. recent PhD graduates or scholars with limited academic experience after graduation). 

The Finnish section of Scholars at Risk was launched in May 2018. 

Support for employment and entrepreneurship is provided by several institutions, such as:

  • Start-up refugees: non-profit voluntary network supporting refugees with employment and entrepreneurship by matching them with employers in the network.
  • Chambers of commerce, for example: EntryPoint - a cross-cultural mentoring program run by the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce.