Scholarship

Call for applications: Nordea Art Foundation Finland’s scholarship for 2022

Nordea Art Foundation Finland announces the call for applications for the 20th anniversary year’s scholarship for doctoral dissertation research in the field of art history at Finnish universities and for the completion of doctoral studies and thesis at the University of the Arts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts. The amount of the scholarship is EUR 22,000.

When selecting the scholarship recipient, successful and determined progress in research work is taken into account as a criterion. When assessing applicants representing the visual arts, the interest of the research in relation to contemporary national and international aesthetic and political themes as well as the aspect of the activities that develop artistic research are taken into account. When assessing applicants representing art history, the scientific excellence and feasibility of the research plan as well as other activity in the field are taken into account.

Individuals with a maximum of two years left of their doctoral studies or work on their doctoral dissertation may apply for the scholarship. The supervisor’s statement on the stage of the work is obligatory, and the person providing the statement shall submit it directly to the foundation’s representative by e-mail. Peer review will be used in the assessment of the scholarship applications.

Application and attachments:

  • - cover letter with personal and contact information
  • - CV and a list of publications, including information on any funding granted during the past three years
  • - certificate of the master’s degree
  • - a work and research plan of up to four pages (including bibliography) and a summary thereof (max. 1,000 characters)
  • - the supervisor’s statement

The application and its attachments must be submitted by 1 May 2022 at 12 noon to the following address: [email protected]. Applications submitted after the application period will not be accepted. The scholarship recipient will be announced on 17 June 2022.

The scholarship is intended as working compensation. All scholarship recipients living in Finland must arrange their pension insurance according to the Farmers' Pensions Act, which also covers grant or scholarship recipients. The names and personal details of scholarship recipients will be submitted to the Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) as required by law. More information about social security for scholarship recipients is available from Mela, mela.fi.

Recipients must provide a written report to the foundation on the use of the scholarship within a year of its payment. 

 

Scholarships granted

2021 Award for the doctoral student in artistic research, MFA Stephanie Misa

2020 Award for the doctoral student in artistic research, MFA Miklos Gáal

2019 Award for the doctoral student in artistic research, MFA Ilya Orlov

2018 Promising Young Artist award, MFA Lilli Haapala (Academy of Fine Arts)

2017 Promising Young Artist award, Restlessminds: MFA Linda Emily al-Ghussein och MFA Fabian Olovson (Academy of Fine Arts)

2016 Promising Young Artist award, MFA Roma Auskalnyte (Academy of Fine Arts)

2015 FM Marko Home (Helsingin university) Kineettisiä kuvia - Eino Ruutsalon liikevoiman lähteillä 1961-1971, ja PhD Jing Yang (University of Jyväskylä) Artists' Awareness of and Engagement in Ecological Issues in Contemporary China.

2014 TaM Nina Kokkinen (Turku University) Uskonnollisuus 1800- ja 1900-lukujen vaihteen suomalaisessa kuvataidekulttuurissa, ja MA Ljiljana Radosevic (University of Jyväskylä) Understanding Street Art; a Study of European Street Art.

2013 MA Eleonora Lanza (Turku University) The artistic patronage of the Donà alla Maddalena family in the 17th and 18th century Venice, ja FM Marja Väätäinen (Helsinki University) Kuvien voima – Sixten Ringbom myöhäiskeskiaikaisen ja abstraktin taiteen tutkijana.

2012 FM Minna Hamrin (Åbo Akademi) The Tempresses of Saint Anthony - Picturing Sexual Temptation and Sin in Italian Art During the Counter Reformation, ja FM Tomi Moisio (University of Helsinki) Erik Enrothin taide.

2011 FM Asta Kihlman (Turku University) Toista narratiivia rakentamassa. Naistaiteilijat Nuori Suomi - albumissa 1891-1904, ja FM Antti Vallius (University of Jyväskylä) Kuvien maaseutu - Visuaalisen kulttuurin tutkimuksen näkökulmia maaseudun kulttuuriseen kestävyyteen.

2010 FM Anne-Maria Pennonen (University of Helsinki) Finnish Artists in Search of Landscape in Düsseldorf 1853-1886.

2009 FM Ringa Takanen (Turku University) Laupeus ja inhimillisyys: Naisen uusi kutsumus, sosiaalityön murros ja alttaritaulujen muuttuvat aihepiirit Suomessa 1800-luvun jälkipuolelta 1900-luvun alkuun.

2008 FM Anna-Maria von Bonsdorff (University of Helsinki) Colour and modernism - colour asceticism, synthetism and early modernism in Finnish art, FM Joanna Kurth (Jyväskylän university) Human and godly sides of artist's soul. Religiousness, spirituality and death in works of Edwin Lydén (1879-1956), ja FM Patrik Nyberg (University of Helsinki) Representaation problematiikka modernin maalaustaiteen figuratiivisissa käytännöissä.

2007 FM Virve Heininen (University of Helsinki) Elin Danielson-Gambogin taiteen suhde Italian aikalaistaiteeseen, ja FM Elina Sopo (University of Jyväskylä), Varhaista taiteen keräilyä Suomen Suuriruhtinaskunnassa - Keisarillinen kunniahenkikirurgi Alexander von Collan ja varatuomari Alexander von Collan alankomaisen taiteen keräilijöinä.

2006 FM Tuuli Lähdesmäki (University of Jyväskylä) Kuohahdus kansan sydämestä - henkilömonumentti diskursiivisena ilmiönä Suomessa 1900-luvun lopussa, FL Susanna Pettersson (University of Helsinki) Suomen Taideyhdistyksestä Ateneumiin: Fredrik Cygnaeus ja Carl Gustaf Estlander suomalaisen taidekentän rakentajina, ja FM Sanna Teittinen (University of Helsinki) Anitra Lucander ja lyyrinen abstraktismi 1950-luvulla Suomessa.

2005 FM Hanna-Reetta Koivisto (University of Helsinki) Ellen Thesleffin tuotannon suhde liikkeen ja tanssin problematiikkaan modernisoituvassa Euroopassa 1800-luvun lopulta 1900-luvun puoliväliin saakka, ja FM Teija Luukkanen-Hirvikoski (University of Jyväskylä) Taide yrityksissä.

2004 FM Johanna Ruohonen (Turku University) Julkisen taiteen tehtävät. Monumentaalimaalaus Suomessa 1950-1960 -luvuilla, ja FM Maria Vainio (University of Helsinki) Albert Edelfelts och Gunnar Berndtsons idylliska Nyland.

2003 FM Maija Komulainen (University of Jyväskylä) Ryöväriaihe ja sen suhde romanttiseen maailmankuvaan 1700-1800 lukujen pohjoismaisessa kuvataiteessa, ja FM Johanna Vuolasto (University of Helsinki) Pietistinen kuva-aineisto 1600-1700 lukujen Suomessa.

Contact Info

Mailing address:

Nordea Art Foundation Finland 
c/o Nordea Bank Oyj
Aleksis Kiven katu 7
 FI-00020 Nordea, Finland 

Director Anu Kehusmaa
anu.kehusmaa [at] consult.nordea.com

+358 41 4377 566