Research grants | Anja Mäntylä Fund

Research grants

Anja Mäntylä Fund was set up with donated funds in 2008 to operate in conjunction with higher education in the field of social work at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK). The purpose of the Fund is to promote and develop education in the social sector and research and development activities in the field in South Ostrobothnia. The aim of the activity is to support the production of information and training for the development of professional practices. The modes of operation include scientific grants, operational grants, projects, development projects and seminars.

Dates of the next application period

Continuous application.


Applications for research grants can be submitted by persons and groups conducting scientific research in the social sector. The regional dimension in the funding criteria means that the study should focus on South Ostrobothnia, the researcher should work in the region or the study should be conducted in organisations or communities operating in the social sector in the region. Research grants will not be awarded to pro gradu theses or theses completed at universities of applied sciences.


Applications are submitted using an electronic form.

Rules and Terms and conditions

According to the Operating rules of Anja Mäntylä Fund, the grant recipient has the obligation to submit a report on the use of the grant to the Fund within a year and a half from the date on which the grant was awarded.

  • For grants awarded by 31 December 2021, the form of the report is free. If they wish, grant recipients can use the form below.
  • For grants awarded after 1 January 2022, an electronic form must be used in reporting the use of the grant and the required appendices must be attached to it.

The grant must comply with the Finnish regulations on taxation. More detailed information on these regulations is available from the Finnish Tax Authority.

Additional information

For additional information, contact Mervi Lehtola, the Agent of the Fund (mervi.lehtola(a), tel. +358 40 830 2365).