The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion promotes the securities market and its development in Finland. It supports Finnish research in economics with grants. The grants are usually awarded for post-graduate research and studies relating to the stock market.


The scholarships granted by the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion are mainly awarded for postgraduate studies, research related  to stock markets and for continuous education. The scholarships are not granted for work already done.

The grants are applied for personally. In addition, the head of a research group may apply a scholarship for the group.

For the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion the areas of special interest are ownership, questions regarding promoting financial literacy, investors’ behavior, taxation regarding ownership and capital markets and international comparisons on these matters. The Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion is especially keen to support applied research projects.

The goal of the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion is to raise social debate on questions regarding securities investment and the securities market.

The grants are applied annually during the spring by April 15th. 

Find the application form here.

The persons to whom the scholarships are granted to, will be informed by June 15th. These persons will be inquired to give more detailed information.
The scholarships granted will be published on this website

Earlier granted scholarships are here.

Mela insurance for recipients of grants or scholarships 

The Farmers’ Social Insurance Institution Mela is responsible for the statutory pension (MYEL) and occupational accident insurance (MATA) of the persons who have a grant or a scholarship and who have to be insured in Finland as of the beginning of 2009. This insurance is mandatory.

The insurance secure, for the work on grant or scholarship, offered by Mela is available also for the foreign recipients of grants or scholarships if they are covered by the Finnish social security. This insurance cover is mandatory and all recipients of this insurance must be active in the application process.

For further information on the insurance for grant and scholarship recipients, please refer to, telephone +358 29 435 2625, or by secure e-mail

More information on the scholarships can be obtained from Joonatan Naukkarinen, the Finnish Foundation for Share Promotion, tel. +358 10820 7500, apurahat (at)