For instance, funding interdisciplinary research projects/consortiums, inviting leading foreign professors/researchers to Finland, visits by leading Finnish professors/researchers to universities abroad, donated professorships, co-operation between universities and the business worlds, and, in special cases, providing funding for expensive equipment/machinery or other infrastructure critical for the progress of the research. The funding provided is typically in the region of 400,000 – 500,000 euros per project.
The themes may represent any areas related to education or research within the Foundation's area of activity. A programme announcement is prepared for each theme with application periods and instructions. Information will be provided on the Foundation's website (see Current issues) and by letter and e-mail to universities. Applications are accepted 1–2 times a year.
The funding provided is typically in the region of 200,000–300,000 euros per project.
The Foundation spends a considerable sum each year on encouragement awards given to mathematics teachers in primary and secondary schools, upper secondary schools and vocational institutes, and on awards to all students who revceived top marks (lowest score 63 since spring 2008) in the advanced mathematics test of their matriculation examination. Students graduating from IB schools will be awarded for attaining grade 7 in the higher mathematics test.
The programme offers 2–3 grants every year for graduate studies that help promote development in the industries represented by the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries or for post doctoral research in the United States. The grant is a minimum of 35,000 dollars and a maximum of 50,000 dollars, and it covers one academic year. The programme is co-funded by the Foundation and the Fulbright Center.
The Foundation may, at its discretion, also fund other projects that are important for the technology industries. There is no specified application period for these projects. Decisions on individual projects are made twice a year, in April and in November. Funding may vary from 10,000 to 200,000 euros per project.