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Special grants for further research projects in sport science


The grant is intended for sport science research projects that were awarded funding by the Ministry of Education and Culture for 2021 or 2022 and have received a conditional decision on further funding for 2023.  The funding is granted in the form of a special transfer.

In order for the applicant to receive further funding, Parliament must allocate sufficient appropriations to sport science research and the research must have progressed as planned. The application must contain an account of the progress made in the research and a description of any changes that may have taken place in the project.
Research communities with legal capacity may apply for the funding.

The call opens on 13 October 2022
The call closes on 17 November 2022 at 16.15.

The Ministry of Education and Culture may allocate funds for sport science research projects, provided that Parliament allocates appropriations for the purpose.
Decisions on further funding will be made in January 2023. Applicants will be informed of the decisions in writing.

    Act on the Promotion of Sports and Physical Activity  (390/2015).
    Act on Discretionary Government Transfers (688/2001).


Samuli Rasila, Senior Specialist, tel. +358 295 330 057, [email protected]

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See also the Ministry of Education and Culture's guide on applying for, using and monitoring the use of discretionary government grants (in Finnish)