Applications open for Jokes grants

Jokes grants awarded by the Foundation to Promote Journalistic Culture (aka Jokes) are for journalists, union members and journalism students

Jokes grants include Kopiosto scholarships, intended for press and other journalists, and Freedom of Expression grants, which all UJF members can apply for. Jokes also awards grants to journalism students.

The foundation’s own vocational courses cover mobile video-making, and writing and editing, and tailored supplementary training courses for journalists of local papers. 

You can also apply to take one of Jokes language courses. The foundation now offers a course in Estonian, designed for journalists in cooperation with the Tuglas society, which promotes cultural cooperation between Finland and Estonia.

The application deadline is 11 November 17.00. Further information (in Finnish and Swedish) and the electronic application form are available at