Call for research applications from Gasum Gas Fund open
Finland-headed gas major Gasum Oy has opened the 2019 call for applications for research grants from the Gasum Gas Fund. Through the annual research fund, Gasum invests in the development of new technologies, concepts and energy systems related to gas. The application period for this year's grants starts on January 10 and ends on February 8, 2019.
The Gasum Gas Fund aims to respond to society’s transformational challenges by developing energy solutions based on gas and producing information supporting the development of the gas sector. It is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES).
The application period for the 2019 grants is from January 10 to February 8, 2019. Grants are provided to post-graduate students for doctoral dissertation work. In exceptional cases, funding may also be provided for high-quality Master’s theses.
Grants are given out for research conducted in Finland, including possible periods of working abroad on the project.
Thematic areas supported may be related to, for example:
- gas-related circular economy and bioeconomy;
- gas transport and logistics;
- distributed energy solutions promoting gas use; or
- gas-based energy storage technologies such as power-to-gas
The Gasum Gas Fund aims to support full-time research with full daily allowances. In addition, the Gasum Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding to students. Therefore funding can also be applied for through the Fund in several consecutive years.
This, however, requires proof of progress made in the work. Progress must be indicated in the application as well as in the reference letter provided by the advisor or supervisor of the work.
Applications addressed to the Gasum Gas Fund are considered by the Fund’s advisory committee chaired by Dr Lars Gädda along with Professor Jukka Rintala from Tampere University of Technology, Professor Esa Vakkilainen from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Marianna Jokila from Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion and Gasum CEO Johanna Lamminen.
In 2018, the Gasum Gas Fund gave out seven grants totalling EUR 40 800. Grants have been provided since 2005.