Research Foundation

The aim of the Kuopio University Hospital Research Foundation is to promote and support as well to publish medical research conducted in Kuopio University Hospital. The foundation distributes grants to Kuopio University Hospital researchers for scientific activities.

With the support of Kuopio University Hospital Research Foundation, research of a high quality has been conducted for example in the fields of coronary diseases, pediatrics, oncology, and nursing sciences.


The Foundation accepts donations from private persons, communities, and corporations. Donations may among others be anniversary remembrances, legacies, or proceeds of charity events or fundraising.

Donation account:

Nordea IBAN: FI39 1797 3000 0078 63

BIC: NDEAFIHH, reference number 1009

Permission number RA/2019/962, 1.1.2020-31.12.2021


The Foundation provides grants (1 000 - 2 000 €) for research especially aiming at doctoral thesis. The total sum of grants awarded is at most a sum of donations and profits of the foundation.

Application period is annually in January. The call is announced in Kuopio University Hospital Intranet before opening the call. Grants are applied with a free-format application letter with study plan, curriculum vitae, and list of publications attached.

Grant applicants and grantees are registered to a personal data register and the data is published in the Foundation web pages. If an applicant does not allow registering or publishing personal data, applicant should mention it in the application letter. Grantees should report the use of the grant to the Foundation Board.