Scholarships for kindred peoples

The scholarships for kindred peoples are intended for post-Master's level students or researchers.

The scholarship period is up to 12 months and the amount of the scholarship is 1 500 /month. One person can receive a grant for a maximum period of 12 months, however, the grant period can be continuous or in several parts. The Finnish National Agency for Education does not award a separate grant for travel or other expenses.

Who are the scholarships intended for?

The scholarships for kindred peoples are intended for post-Master's level students and researchers who

  • carry out post-Master's level studies or research at universities in the Finno-Ugric regions of Russia,
  • who reside in Russia and know any of the Finno-Ugric languages spoken in Russia, and
  • study Finno-Ugric languages.

How to apply for a scholarship?

A department of a Finnish university, museum or linguistics institution, which has Finno-Ugric linguistics as one its fields of specialisation, will apply for the scholarship for kindred peoples on behalf of the individual. The scholarship candidate should contact the host university about the application in good time before the intended scholarship period and send them:

  • a research plan (2 to 3 pages; introduction, goals, work plan, work methods, expected results)
  • CV, including information about previous studies, publications, previous visits to Finland
  • a copy of degree certificate.

The Finnish host university will send the application form with annexes to the Finnish National Agency for Education. The Finnish National Agency for Education will send the decision about the scholarship to the applicant university.

There are two application deadlines per year: the 1st deadline is on 15 April and the 2nd on 30 September. After the scholarship period, post-graduate students or researchers must send the Finnish National Agency for Education a free-form report, describing the main achievements.

Further information: Riitta Uotila | Contact

Application form (doc) (in Finnish)
N.B. the university applies, not the post-graduate or researcher