The purpose of the FinCEAL Event Grants is to support the organization of workshops, seminars, conferences or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation related to the FinCEAL Plus priority themes and cooperation with Africa, Asia or the LAC region. The event should be open for participation from other Finnish institutions and international participants, and events that include also European participation are prioritized. The grants are available to research groups/teams based in Finnish research institutions, which are actively engaged in cooperation or seeking to build new cooperation with research partners from these regions. The event can be organized in Finland or abroad. Please note you cannot apply an Event Grant for the organization of a consortium meeting or other event for a closed group. For consortium meetings or other events related to project preparation, please apply for a Preparatory Grant instead. Eligible costs include travel and accommodation costs for invited speakers and expenses related to event organization (venue rent, coffee breaks, event promotion materials, part of the salary costs for the organizer).

The Grants are issued through a Rolling Call open from March 1st, 2017 until further notice.

Please note that as of June 1st, 2018, grants for Africa and LAC are no longer available.Grants for Asia will be closed on August 31st.

More information on the Grants and how to apply


The Call for Event Grants was open from 14th September to 13th November 2015.  We received 18 applications and awarded a total of 11 grants. List of grantees

The second Call for Event Grants for Asia and LAC was open from 26th September to 27th October 2016. List of grants