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The Jorma Ollila Fund was created to support recently graduated doctors to further develop their research careers in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) or in areas supporting the development of these branches of science. Target group for the Fund are postdoctoral researchers and younger scholars on the tenure track (assistant professor level) in Finnish universities. These personal grants are awarded for the purpose of gaining international experience and research excellence for a period of 0,5-3 years. In addition to financial support, the Fund will support the selected applicants through the contact network of Nokia Foundation.
All applications should comply with the charter of Nokia Foundation. In particular, the research should:
Next call for applications will open on August 7, 2023.
Applications can be submitted twice a year.
Jorma Ollila Grant Application
September 20, 2023.
Applicants who have the official permission to defend their doctoral thesis can apply for the grant. In such cases, pre-examiners’ statements on the thesis must be enclosed with the application. The visit can take place only after the doctoral degree is completed.
The use of an awarded grant may be deferred by one year for personal reasons if the project plan remains the same. Decisions concerning longer deferrals are made by the Nokia Foundation Board on a case-by-case basis.
Grants are applied and given for maximum one year at a time (maximum of three years in total). Recommendation is to apply for a grant for visit with one host organization and for a period of one year. Applications for a second or third year are encouraged and can be done during the ongoing Jorma Ollila Scholarship.
Primary purpose of the grant is to cover costs of the visit (not salary). Funds are available for one year after the funding decision.
An invitation letter from the academic host of the visit is required to be included in the application.
If you apply for a grant for the second or third year, remember to report on the progress of the previous/ongoing grant. The report must include an account on the progress of the scholar’s research project and a list of any completed articles, manuscripts in progress, attendance at conferences, posters and presentations to academic and other possible communities/audiences.
Please note: You may partially complete an application (save a draft) and continue with it later. The application tool will provide additional instructions for completing the application form.
The first application submission period for 2024 is from 1 March to 12 April 2024 in Tutkijat maailmalle program. Each applicant will receive a decision by the end of June 2024.
The second application submission period for 2024 is from 5 August to 18 September 2024.
The first application submission period for 2025 will start in March 2025 in Tutkijat maailmalle program.