The scholarships for kindred peoples are intended for post-graduate students and researchers
- who have a Finno-Ugric family background and speaks one of the Finno-Ugric languages spoken in Russia as a native tongue or who has a command similar to a native speaker.
- would carry out research on Finno-Ugric languages and/or cultures in Finnish universities or who carry out research on Finno-Ugric languages and/or culture universities outside Finland (not in Russia or Belarus) and would come to a Finnish university for a period of 1 - 12 months
- do not have an affiliation with Russian or Belarussian universities
The receiving university will have to justify and convince based on earlier cooperation or other information that the person in question fulfils the criteria and is applicable for post-graduate studies/research work.