The University of Tampere Foundation

The University of Tampere Foundation declares the grants from the following donor funds open for application. The application deadline is 12 October 2020.

The University of Tampere Foundation was established in 1973, when the University of Tampere (now Tampere University) became a state institution. According to the foundation’s charter, the foundation’s purpose is to support activities and research conducted at Tampere University in the fields of

  • social sciences
  • health sciences
  • humanities and
  • natural sciences
  • and in social research, business and management studies, educational sciences and research and education in the arts

The foundation also carries out its mission by

  • awarding grants and stipends for research conducted within Tampere University at the discretion of the foundation’s board;
  • supporting scientific research and teaching at Tampere University by other means; and
  • supporting the activities of Tampere University by other financial means.

For the purpose of managing its assets and funding different types of activities, the foundation may engage in business and investment activities that support the foundation’s mission, such as investing in housing and properties.

The foundation is managed and represented by its board.


The foundation office is managed by Outi Kulo, e-mail: outi.kulo [at] tuni.fi (outi.kulo)kirsti.ahola [at] tuni.fi (@tuni.fi)

The foundation’s representative is Jari Gadd, e-mail: jari.gadd [at] borenius.com