Maj and Tor Nessling foundation supports scientific research concentrating on environmental problems and their solutions. The general call for applications of research grants is open every autumn (August–September). The Foundation emphasizes on environmental research that is solution-oriented and promotes collaboration. We call for bold and original ideas!

Who can apply for grants? 

Grants for research projects can be applied for PhD- or Post doctoral projects. The applicant is the PhD- or post doctoral researcher her-/himself. Research grants are only awarded to researchers with a higher academic degree or doctoral degree.

Grants for communication of scientific environmental information or other projects that support the aims of  the Foundation can be applied by private persons, communities or organizations.

See detailed criteria and application instructions below.

Criteria for grant  Application instructions

When can I apply for a grant?

Call for research grant applications opens each autumn in August.  In 2021  the call opens on August 16th. Thematic special calls are announced separately. To make an application, you have to log in to the virtual E-Nessi system.

Are you already receiving a grant?

If you have already been granted funding from the Nessling foundation, you can manage the research project in the E-Nessi system. The reporting of projects is also done in E-Nessi. Read more in the section “Instructions for those receiving funding

For information on calls and funding, please contact Research Director, Dr. Minttu Jaakkola:

phone + 358 40 169 6325