Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation Grants

The Biomedicum Helsinki Foundation supports high-quality research in clinical medicine and university level research in health sciences. In order to eligable, applicants need to be affiliated with the University of Helsinki or Helsinki University Hospital.

The Foundation has supported especially young scientists at a total level of about 200 000 €/year. The grants are awarded at the Biomedicum Helsinki Day event in the fall.  Grants may also be awarded from the following specific funds within the Foundation: Borrelia Fund, Timo Lehtonen Urology fund, Brain Cancer FundMarketta Helenius Fund for Health Sciences, Cardiovascular Fund, Neurological and Cerebrovascular Disorder Fund or from the Cancer and Cell Based Cancer Research Fund. The Borrelia Fund is to support research not only for Borrelia research but also 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 application period will be 2.5-31.5.2024. Applications are made in our grant system, where registrations can be made at any time.

The Foundation provides three types of grants:

1. Startup grants are intended to make it easier to take on a research project without having to commit to a career in research. The grantee can be e.g. an experienced clinician or a medical/dentistry/biology/data science student following up on a research project executed as part of their studies. The grant is 4 000 € and is not awarded more than once.

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2.Young Investigator 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. The grant is either 6 000 € or 4 000 € based on the applications ranking. You can receive the Young Investigator grant twice.

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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 €. 

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