Gasum Gas Fund opens for 2021 grant applications
Finland-headed gas major Gasum Oy has opened the 2021 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 closes on February 10, 2021.
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.
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 is one of the special funds run and administered by the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion (TES). 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. The Fund aims to support full-time research, with the objective being to provide full daily allowances.
In addition, the Gasum Gas Fund seeks to provide long-term funding to students thus funding can also be applied for through the Fund in several consecutive years. This, however, requires proof of the 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. The committee is chaired by Dr Lars Gädda, and includes Professor Jukka Rintala, Tampere University of Technology, Professor Esa Vakkilainen, LUT University, Marianna Jokila, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, and Dr Johanna Lamminen, CEO, Gasum.
In 2020, the Fund gave out 8 grants totaling EUR 75 000. Grants have been provided since 2005.