This year, the Nessling Foundation’s general grant call is open from August 15th to September 9th, with a total of 2.3 million euros awarded in grants.

Who can apply?

Projects suited for receiving funding from the Foundation include interdisciplinary projects as well as projects dealing with specific disciplines and basic research projects in addition to applied research. In particular, the Foundation supports projects that promote cooperation between different disciplines or sectors and the transfer of information to its users through communications and cooperation. 

Those applying for a grant will need to explain how their project promotes a sustainability transformation to protect natural systems.​

This year, the Foundation will award funding as follows:

  • Personal grants for doctoral thesis researchers (a grant of a maximum of four years)
  • Personal grants for young post-doc researchers who have completed their dissertation no longer than five years ago (a grant of a maximum of two years)
  • Grants for implementation projects where research is put into practical use through cooperation between the producers and users of information (a grant of a maximum of one year)

Read more about the grant types and the criteria for grants here.

With the autumn’s call, we will award a total of 2.3 million euros in grants. Our main focus is on research grants. As in previous years, it is possible to apply for a grant for projects dedicated to resolving one or more of the following phenomena threatening natural systems:

  • Climate change
  • Loss of biodiversity
  • Sustainable use of natural resources
  • Water risks
  • Chemicalization and pollution of habitats

Read more information here.