International conferences and meetings in the field of sports

The state subsidy is intended for organizing both international conferences and national seminars in the fields of sports. Among international research conferences, priority is given for recurrent events of international scientific organisations. The allocated funding can be maximum 30 percent of the total budget of the conference. A significant part of the expenses should be covered with participation fees. If in the final accounting report the revenue exceeds expenses, an amount equalling the received aid must be repaid to the Federation of the Finnish Learned Societies.

National seminars, workshops and other meetings receiving funding should reinforce research, promote discussion on science policy and increase contacts between researchers and their stakeholders. Funding can be granted also for events aiming at assessing the status or the research capacity of a certain field of research, as well as the need for further research and new research programs.

Annually there are two calls for applications – main call in October and additional call in February. State subsidy can be granted for three consecutive years. Funding decisions on the Autumn call will be made in February and on the Spring call will be made in May.

Further information:

  •  Georg Strien, tel. (09) 228 69 238, e-mail avustukset[at]
Updated 2.10.2023 11.01