For grant application periods, visit the website of the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).
Our aim at Gasum is to build the Nordic gas ecosystem as a bridge to a carbon-neutral society. We support research and development in the gas sector through the Gasum Gas Fund.
The Gasum Gas Fund is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES). For the application period and call for applications will begin in January 2020, please visit the TES website for more information.
In 2019, the Gasum Gas Fund gave out eight grants totaling €62,200. In 2018, the Gasum Gas Fund gave out seven grants totaling €40,800. In 2017, the Fund gave out 12 grants totaling €81,000. Grants have been provided since 2005.
The Gasum Gas Fund aims to respond to society's transformational challenges by developing energy solutions based on gas and producing information supporting the development of the gas sector.
Thematic areas supported may be related to, for example:
gas-related circular economy and bioeconomy;
gas transport and logistics;
distributed energy solutions promoting gas use; or
gas-based energy storage technologies (such as power-to-gas).
To attain the objectives, grants are provided from the Fund to post-graduate students for doctoral dissertation work. In exceptional cases, funding may also be provided for high-quality Master's theses. Grants are given out for research conducted in Finland, including possible periods of working abroad on the project.
The Gasum Gas Fund aims to support full-time research with full daily allowances. In addition, the Gasum Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding to students.
Therefore funding can also be applied for through the Fund in several consecutive years. This, however, requires proof of progress made in the work. Progress must be indicated in the application as well as in the reference letter provided by the advisor or supervisor of the work.
Applications are submitted via the TES portal. Applications can be addressed directly to the Gasum Gas Fund, but TES also aims to direct other applications addressed to TES that are fall within the field of the Gasum Gas Fund for assessment by the Fund.
Applications addressed to the Gasum Gas Fund are considered by the Fund's advisory committee. It is chaired by Lars Gädda, Dr. Tech., and the other members are Professor Jukka Rintala from Tampere University, Professor Esa Vakkilainen from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Marianna Jokila from Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion and Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen, DSc. (Tech.).
The ultimate decisions regarding grants are made by the TES Board.