Fortum Foundation

Promoting energy competence - with the objective to support industry and commerce


The Foundation's purpose is to support research, education and development in natural, technical and economical sciences within the energy industry. The Foundation's focus areas within the energy industry are energy production and use, as well as clean energy solutions for traffic.

To fulfil its purpose, the Foundation can grant scholarships, honorary awards or other such financial means to economically support actions relating to meeting its objective, and carry out communications and publication activities. Multi-annual scholarships may also be granted as a fixed-sum commitment for clearly-defined purposes.


In 2017 the application period for scholarship started on April 3rd and ended on April 21st, 2017 at 4.00 p.m. The deadline for sending in statements of recommendation and other possibly requested additional information was on April 28th, 2017 at 4.00 p.m.

Application to the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge

EPRG - Fortum Foundation scholarship shall be granted to one person who shall be either a doctoral student under process of writing his/hers doctoral thesis or post-gratuated PhD. The work should be within focus areas of Fortum Foundation and also be interesting for EPRG. The maximum scholarship sum is 30.000 euros and it is granted for 12 months. The scholarship will be paid monthly. EPRG and Fortum Foundation will do a joint decision on the fellowship award. For more information about EPRG and its research activities please visit: EPRG's visiting requirements can be found:

2017 application

In the April 2017 application period, the foundation received 141 applications with a sum of over EUR 4,5 million. The foundation accepted 39 new applications with a total sum of over EUR 695.000. These scholarships were awarded on 21.8.2017 at the Fortum's headquarters.

Scholarship Application and Management System