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Grants and Scholarships

Helsinki Tourism Foundations grants and scholarships


The Helsinki Tourism Foundation is a recognized and independent catalyst in the development of the tourism industry in Helsinki metropolitan area.
The foundation gives grants and scholarships to research, thesis work and projects that are in line with the Foundation’s mission and strategy. The applications can be sent all year around. The foundation gives out annually between 15000 to 25000 euro to students and post-graduates. Grant and scholarship applications are sent by e-mail to the Commissioner: matkailusaatio@matkailusaatio.fi.
The final decision concerning the grant or scholarship is made by the Board of the Fund. The Board has 4-6 meetings annually. The application must arrive two weeks before the following board meeting. The timetable is given out by the Commissioner by request.
The Helsinki Tourism Foundation supports themes widely recognized by the local tourism industry. Today they are:
  • Helsinki Seafront – Helsinki Islands
  • Stop Over
  • Finnrelax – wellness tourism

Description of the Different Grants and Scholarships

Scholarships are given to projects that enhance the tourism industry of the metropolitan Helsinki.
Study scholarships are given to cover personal living expenses during a set time span in order to complete e.g. a doctoral thesis.
Grants are given to award academic excellence.
Who can apply?
  • A person
  • A study group
  • A community or a society
Instructions for the Applicant:
All applicants are required to present:
  • The Project, the purpose for which the grant or scholarship is applied for and the sum
  • The Budget
  • The Summary of the Project plan
  • The Project Plan
The applicants of universities or universities of applied sciences are also required to present:
  • Curriculum vitae or a list of five projects or publications that support the application
  • A transcript of Studies
  • Post-graduate transcript of Studies
 

Scholarships and Grants given by Helsinki Tourism Foundation


2015

Venäläisten vapaa-ajan matkailijoiden kulutuskäyttäytyminen pääkaupunkiseudun palvelusektorilla, Noora Hanski, HAAGA-HELIA, 1000,00 euroa.

2012

Helsinki Traveller Infon palvelukonseptin kehittäminen, Riikka Rankinen ja Annina Airas, HAAGA-HELIA, yht. 3000,00 euroa

BoHA Student Award, Vetovoimaisen tapahtuman konseptointi,  Karoliina Kanerva ja Satu Salo, HAAGA-HELIA, yht. 2000,00 euroa

2011

BoHA Student Award: Service Design –menetelmien toimivuus moniaistisuuden näkökulmasta, Case Linnanmäki, Johanna Järvinen ja Maura Walther, Laurea, yht. 1500,00 euroa

2010

BoHA Student Award: Matkailukohteen viestinnällinen muotoilu kävijähallinnan osana: Kartoitus Suomenlinnan tekstimaisemista, Anna-Lea Laaksonen & Tiia Luostarinen, HAAGA-HELIA, yht. 1500,00 euroa