The purpose of the University of Helsinki Lahti Fund is to support innovative and practice-oriented research, adult education, and development activities in the Lahti region and Päijät-Häme through grants, scholarships and financial contributions.

In 2024, the University of Helsinki Lahti Fund will award grants of 2000 euros degree students and grants of 4000-5000 euros for doctoral students or researchers.

Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the board of the Lahti Fund for studies, theses and research that support the development of the Lahti region and Päijät-Häme. In line with the strategy of the Lahti University Campus, the board values in their evaluation applications that take sustainability into account.

The application period is January 15 – February 8, 2024. All applications and recommendations are to be submitted through the online application system where the form will be visible as of January 1, 2024. Applicants are advised to include at least one recommendation in their application. The recommendations should indicate the connection between application and the purpose of the Fund. Recommendations can be submitted between January 15 and February 15, 4 pm.

Scholarship applications and appendices are processed only in electronic form. The decisions and payment information will be communicated to the applicants when the decisions are finalized, but no later than April 15, 2024.

Scholarship applications are evaluated using the uniform evaluation criteria of the University of Helsinki funds. See for more information and application guidelines and criteria.

Additional Information

Professor Arto Haapala, Chair of the board of the Lahti Fund

+358 50 448 0667