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Guide to applying for research funding: Funding sources and support for preparing the application

Contact Research Services

  • When exploring funding opportunities
  • When preparing the application

Types of project funding

Learn more about co-funded research projects and when a project becomes a university project in the project guide for researchers.

Research funding databases

We also recommend research funding databases for exploring funding opportunities:

  1. Funding calls in the online service (former national funding database for science and art Aurora)
  2. Research Professional:

Research Professional is a service that Uniarts Helsinki subscribes to and it can be accessed from all Uniarts computers connected to the Uniarts network. If you create a personal user account, you can access the service on any computer using your own username and password. As a registered user you can also save personal searches and receive email alerts on funding opportunities and/or news matching your own search criteria.

To register, go to and choose University of the Arts in the dropdown list under Log in with your university account, then click Log in and follow instructions. After this you can move on to editing your profile or email alerts by clicking the My Profile button.

See guides and online training on the Research Professional website.

On the Research Professional YouTube channel you can also find short videos that will introduce you to the basic functions of the site.

Research Professional service

Common funders

Contact persons

Application-phase services
SibA, CERADA, History Forum

Senior Research Funding Advisor Tiia Saarinen,, 040 860 9538

TeaK, KuvA, CfAR

Advisor Kirsi Rinne,, 050 440 4150