Current grants

The grants were open for application in January 2021. The next application period will be open in January 2022.

Grants awarded in 2021

Travel grants:

Laleh Golamrej Eliasi 3 000 €
Tiina Hyyppä 5 000 €
Juha Saarinen 2 240 €

Grants for Arabic language studies:

Leena Sillanpää 1 740 €
Merit Hietanen 1 674 €
Ida Emilia Reini 740 €
Ninette Kouhia 800 €

Travel grants for postgraduate studies, research and field work

The Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East awards travel grants for research carried out in the Middle East and research-related travel. Grants can be sought by researchers and doctoral students who are Finnish citizens or who work in Finland. As a rule, grants are not awarded to undergraduate students or for conference trips. The grant must be used during the year it was awarded. In evaluating the applications, a long-term stay in the destination area is considered an asset.

Application form: Travel grants

Report form: Travel grants

Grants for Arabic language courses

FIME awards grants for at least one month of Arabic language studies in the Middle East. The grant is meant to cover only course fees, and also undergraduate students may apply for it. In evaluating the applications, students with advanced Arabic skills are preferred, as well as courses of long duration.

Application form: Grants for Arabic language courses


For more information, please contact the Foundation’s executive officer Anu Leinonen by e-mail (