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

Application period deadline 28.02.2021

The Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) awards grants to postdoctoral researchers at Uniarts Helsinki for research-related artistic outcome or for dissemination of their work in the field of Artistic Research. 

While the outcome/dissemination for which the applicant seeks support may take place beyond 2021 (such as an exhibition or performance), costs for which a grant is being sought need to be spent between 01.03.2021 and 30.11.2021. The application is open to all staff members of Uniarts Helsinki and salaried/visiting postdoctoral researchers; the scheme prioritizes a new generation of postdoctoral researchers and those with a connection to CfAR.

The funding is granted for either (a) the costs incurred for the production or processing of the outcome, 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 (not a working studio), purchase of material, payments for ordering of compositions, remuneration for assistants, travel expenses or documentation costs, or (b) conference/symposium fees, accommodation, or travel costs. The project can have members from outside of Uniarts Helsinki. Given the limited amount (approximately 5.000 euros in this call), we kindly ask you to keep the applied sum to a moderate size. 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 within two months after the outcome/dissemination taking place. 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 28 February 2021 at 23:59 (Finnish time).  

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

a)    a letter of motivation which describes the research project, the execution method, the project’s relation to the outcome/dissemination for which the grant is being sought, and the schedule including details of the extent to which the plan is progressing
b)    a budget
c)    a CV in no more than 2 pages within the maximum of 6 pages. 

The budget must state all the sources that are providing funding for the project. 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. Late applications 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