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Funds and scholarships

Grants for promoting and supporting Finnish emigration research are open annually at March.


The Kaarle Hjalmar Lehtinen Fund

In December 1982, a Finnish-American, Kaarle Hjalmar Lehtinen, made a donation of $100,000 to the Migration Institute of Finland, and this money has been invested in a fund bearing his name. The purpose of the Fund is to assist research on Finnish migration, especially to North America, and to finance the Institute's work in documentation, research, exhibitions, and congresses.

The Niilo and Helen M. Alho Fund

In August 1996, Finnish-Americans, Mr. Niilo S. Alho and mrs. Helen M. Alho made a donation of $112,500 to the Migration Institute of Finland to be invested in a fund bearing their names. The purpose of the Fund is to assist research on Finnish migration and to finance the Institute’s work in documentation, in publishing of research reports, in preparing exhibitions and in promoting international cooperation.

The Olavi Koivukangas Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to assist research on Finnish migration especially to the southern hemisphere and to finance publication and exhibition etc. cultural activities.


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