Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) grants for postdoctoral researchers’ productions & research dissemination

Application period 28.1.2020 – 29.02.2020


The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki awards grants to postdoctoral researchers for artistic productions that are a part of their research or for dissemination of their work in the field of Artistic Research. While the production/event for which the applicant seeks support may take place beyond 2020 (such as an exhibition or performance), costs for which a grant is being sought need to be spent between 01.03.2020 (the day after the submission) and 30.11.2020. The grant must be claimed before the end of November 2020 (due to the fiscal practice at Uniarts).

The application is open to all staff members of Uniarts Helsinki and salaried/visiting postdoctoral researchers; we welcome, in particular, applications from a new generation of postdoctoral researchers.

The funding is granted for either (a) the costs incurred as part of an artistic production, or (b) the costs incurred in the dissemination of your work in Artistic Research. These can include, for example, for (a) renting of an event venue, purchase of material, payments for ordering of compositions, remuneration for assistants, travel expenses or documentation costs, or (b) conference/symposium fees, accommodation, and travel costs. The production can have members from outside of Uniarts Helsinki. Given the limited size of the amount (approximately 5,000 euros in this call), we kindly ask you to keep the applied sum on a moderate level. The applicant is responsible for managing all possible taxes and side costs involved (within the sum granted).

A report on the grant must be submitted either (a) within two months after the production/event taking place or (b) by 30.11.2020, whichever is the earliest. The grant may be recovered if the report is not submitted. The grant cannot be carried over to a later date.


The online application form is available HERE 

The application form along with its attachments must be submitted no later than 29 February 2020 at 23:59 (Finnish time).  

The application consists of the online grant application form and a written application (in English) as a pdf file (max 6 pages). The written applications must include:

  • (a) a letter of motivation (a description of what the project is, the execution method, the purposes for which the grant is being sought, and the schedule including details of the extent to which the plan is progressing,
  • (b) a description of how the production/dissemination event relates to the research at hand,
  • (c) a budget, and
  • (d) CV (no more than 2 pages of the max 6 pages). The budget must state all the sources that are providing funding for the project, also the sum that might be a part of the applicant’s research funding. The applicant is encouraged to state contingency scenarios in case some of the funding does not materialise. Name the attachment with your own name (for example, KANNO.pdf). The written application is to be sent in with the online form.

The decisions regarding the grants are made by CfARs Steering Group, that consists of members from each Academy in the Uniarts Helsinki. Applications that are sent in late will not be considered. The decision regarding grant recipients is scheduled to be made by the middle of March.

More information: Michaela Bränn, CfAR Coordinator