Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation Grants
The Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation supports high-quality research in clinical medicine and university level rresearch in health sciences.The Foundation has supported especially young scientist at a level of about 200 000 €/year. The grants are awarded at the Biomedicum Helsinki Day event in fall.
The 2020 application period is from August 3 to August 22. Applications are made in our grant system, where registrations can be made at any time.
The Foundation provides three types of grants:
1. Young Investigator's grants are to support graduate students to work towards their doctoral degree. The grant is not for costs of the dissertation; the grant application will not be considered if the date of the dissertation is determined. You can receive the Young Investigator grant twice. The grant is either 6 000 € or 4 000 € based on the applications ranking. This grant type can be awarded at most twice.
2. Startup grants are intended to make it easier to take on a research project without having to commit to a career in research. The grant is aimed at either current or past students of medicine / dentistry. The applicant can for instance be a medical student wishing to continue more in-depth their MD / DD thesis or a working doctor who wishes to tackle a specific issue arising from their professional clinical setting. The grant is 4 000 € and is not awarded more than once.
3. Clinical Investigator Post-doctoral grants for post-doctoral training abroad. Eligible applicants have a doctoral degree and have specialized or are specializing in medicine. The grant is to cover primarily research expenses (salary & other costs) and is not to exceed 50 000 €.
The Foundation takes into account the focusing of grants to specific areas of medicine according to the donations and wills it has received. Some of the grants may be funded from the Borrelia Fund or Timo Lehtonen Urology fund. The Borrelia Fund grants promote research of Borrelia and other tick-borne diseases and to symptoms following these diseases as well as to increasing awareness of how to prevent and treat these diseases. The Timo Lehtonen Urology Fund grants promote research in urology.
- Significance of the proposal with regard to medical and health sciences
- The feasibility of the proposal in terms of the quality of the research environment, resources, and current status of project
- Previous research merits of the applicant considering the career stage
- Timeliness of the proposed work in regard to the grant period.
- Relevance to key research fields and strengths of the University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital
- Conflicts of interest of reviewers are determined according to the Academy of Finland
- Young investigator grants are awarded as personal grants to support doctoral studies and be awarded at most twice to one recipient. The grants are to be used during the following year from the award. The period the grant is used is determined in the application and involves costs for insurance if it extends over four months. The grant is payed in one batch.
- Start-up grants are awarded to make it easier to take on a research project without having to commit to a career in research, and are not awarded more than once. The grants are to be used during the following year from the award. The period the grant is used is determined in the application and involves costs for insurance if it extends over four months. The grant is payed in one batch.
- Clinical Investigator Post-doctoral grants are awarded to support post-doctoral training according to the application with possible adjustments by the Board. They are meant to support training primarily in the year following the award, and the grants are to be used within two years following year of award. The grant budget should take into account Mela insurance if the grantee is eiligible for the Finnish social security system. The grant is payed in one or two batch.
- In accepting the grant the awardee commits to acknowleding the Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation grant as a funding source in publications relating to the research of the proposal and to providing a report within one month after the grant period.
- The Foundation withholds the right to publish the name, affiliation, title, abstract, layman summay and size of grant of the funded applications.