INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE RECEIVING FUNDING

This is the site for grantees to find instructions to manage the payments and report the project in E-Nessi. Please scroll down for different sections although the color code changes. 

The funding has been granted for one year. We are committed to PhD projects for 3 years and for Post Doc projects for 2 years. Please note that those projects that have been accepted as continued projects (i.e. that are intended to be funded for several years) also have to re-apply for funding within the regular application period of the Foundation each year. The year code shown in the grant letter and E-Nessi means the year of funding (eg. 2 means the second year).

Log on to E-Nessi to manage your project.

MANAGING PROJECTS IN E-NESSI

Projects that have received funding can be found at the E-­Nessi front page under Own applications (state: project financed). By clicking the project number you can enter the project main page, where payment plan tab can be found.

Personal information of the applicant and grantees can be filled in section 1. Add account info. Please note that the personal identity code of the applicant must also be given even though he/she would not receive any personal grants. Submit a bank account number only if the person in question gets a personal grant. The filled in information can be updated until the payment plan forms are sent. In case any payment info or account info needs to be changed after sending the payment, please contact the Foundation through the E-Nessi’s messaging system. 

In projects that have started before year 2015 the project leader (PL) and the grantee could be different persons. In these cases PL fills in also the grantees’ personal and account information to the system. Upon separate agreement with the Foundation, new grantees can be added to E-Nessi in the middle of the payment period.

For the payment of other funding than personal grants fill in the account details and company id of your working place. The message field is for the internal project number given in your working place, or other identifier such as the name of the applicant. 

On the payment plan -page you find a summary on the sums granted and requested. In section 2. Add instalments you can add desired payment times. Select the payee, moment, month and instalment. In section 3. Add possible additional info you can add additional details about payments and possible account details that are not in IBAN format.

Fill in and send (by clicking send payment schedules) the schedules by 9th of December 2016. Check the schedules carefully beforehand because after sending they cannot be modified anymore. After sending, the state of payment schedules will change from 'payment schedules not sent' to 'payment schedules sent'.

Under payment plan, the applicant can follow all the money transactions. The grant is paid by the given schedule unless otherwise agreed. The payment schedule and other details (such as bank account number) can be modified in the middle of the payment period, if necessary, but the modifications cannot be made using the payment schedule forms. Instead, you are asked to send a separate request in writing (preferably by E-Nessi’s messaging system) to the Head of research in order to agree upon the changes.

 

PAYMENT OF GRANTS

The Foundation pays personal grants each month (7th day of the month) directly to the grantee's bank account. Personal grants cannot be paid to researchers that, at the same time, hold a full-time position with salary, are on parental leave or serve in the military. The amount of the yearly grant in 2017 is 24 000 euros for PhD-students and 28 000 euros  for post doc -researchers. Grant is paid monthly (every 7th day of the month). The statutory social security payments must be paid from the grant sum.

For payment of other part of the funding, an account has to be opened at the university or research institute. If this is not possible, a separate bank account has to be opened for this purpose. The grantee has to approve all the payments made with the research funds. Daily allowances may not be paid from the travel funds. Grantee has to maintain normal book-keeping records on the research expenses, if this is not carried out by the university's or institute's accounts office or corresponding body. Grantee is personally responsible for ensuring that there are no non-approved changes in the schedule or no exceedances in the use of funds.

Research assistants can be employed as assisting personnel. The grantee has to take care of the assisting staff's social and pension security and insurance payments according to the law. Assisting personnel are not employed by the Foundation but by the site of the research (university, institute or a corresponding body) or the project leader.

If you got funding for open access publishing please note that we only accept costs for Gold open access, meaning that a publication is immediately provided in open access mode by the scientific publisher. In this case, the publisher may charge an open access fee (article processing charge). This fee may be included in the research costs of the project.

Nessling Foundation does not accept costs for  publishing in hybrid open access journals. Hybrid journals may charge both an open access fee and a subscription fee.

 

REPORTING

The project leader is asked to submit a report of the project within two months following the research year. Eg. If you started your project in January and used the funding during the calendar year, you should submit the report by the end of the February followed by the funding year. An automatic reminder will be sent to you after the last payment has been paid.

Please log in to E-Nessi-system and choose Reporting. If necessary, supplementary material (detailed progress reports, articles, books etc.) can be sent to the foundation as e-mail attachments or by regular mail.

Please choose intermediate report if you are reporting your first or second year of the project (1/2, 1/3 or 2/3).

Please choose final report, if you are reporting the only/ final year of the project.  Please note! In the final report the grantee is asked to write a layman summary on the aims, most important results and applications of results in environmental protection. This section will be used in a Nessling report that is published in Foundation website.

The use of funds for different purposes must be indicated in detail. Please note that also the funds possibly saved  from previous years have to be transferred to the new form and included in the report. Unused funds must be paid back to the Foundation.

Publications submitted or published during the reporting year are to be filled in Publications under the Type of publication:

  1. Articles

1.1 Articles published in peer-reviewed international journals

1.2 Articles published in peer-reviewed international edited publications (including peer-reviewed conference publications)

1.3 Articles published in national journals

1.4 Articles published in national edited publications or conference preceedings

  1. Graduate work

2.1 Doctoral issertation

2.2 Licentiate thesis

2.3 Pro gradu -thesis or diploma work

  1. Conference abstracts
  2. Other publications
  3. Patents

Please remember to inform the Foundation about dissertations and important publications funded by Nessling Foundation also after the end of the project!

The other impact (outside the scientific world) of the project is reported under Other research impact accordingly:

  1. Public presentations
  2. Other than scientific publications
  3. Activity in social media
  4. Collaboration with end users of the knowledge

COMMUNICATION AND RIGHTS

The researchers are expected, upon request, to be prepared for presenting their results and findings also to environmental authorities and decision makers, for example through the Forum for Environmental Information.

Materials, equipment and literature purchased with the Foundation’s funding remain in the possession and guardianship of the research site. Research sites are to follow their own procedures in making purchases.

The Foundation's role as the financial supporter of the research has to be mentioned in all the research articles, reports and other publications.

Researchers are recommended to make an internal contact on immaterial rights (rights for collected data and results) among the members of the project group.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAXATION

The Farmers' Social Insurance Institution (Mela) is responsible for the statutory pension and occupational accident insurance of the persons who have a grant or a scholarship and who have to be insured in Finland. This is the case if the recipient of a grant works uninterruptedly for at least four months and if the granted sum is higher than 3 778,59 euros (in 2016). The insurance is available also for foreign recipients of grants if they are covered by the Finnish social security. This insurance is mandatory and the recipients of grants must be active in the application process. The insurance application must be made within three months from the beginning of the grant work period. The insurance can start only once the decision of awarding the grant has been made. The application form and further instructions can be found at the Mela Internet site. The PL is expected to report the names of the working group members to Mela using the Group leader's notification form.

At the end of the year, the Foundation makes a report in accordance with the tax legislation to the Helsinki tax office concerning the grants paid. Personal grants are tax-free up to the amount corresponding to the monthly Finnish state grant for artists (1 692,45 euros in 2016). The Foundation does not deduct taxes from grants even if the amount of the grant exceeds the maximum tax-free sum. Instead, the grantees must inform the taxation authorities of their grants in their annual tax submissions. The mandatory social security payments are tax-deductible. Those taking the insurance from Mela should notice that they must pay health benefit and daily benefit payments in connection of taxation. For more information, contact the Finnish Tax Administration.