Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry

Scholarships for research and development of fringe knowledge

Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry has been awarding scholarships since 1993 for research and development related to fringe knowledgeThe aim of Association is to support research work that it considers most valuable by granting scholarships, to promote aid- and publishing activities as well as various events related to fringe knowledge. While processing applications, we also pay attention to values represented by the work.

Application period for 2022 has been started in early April. Amount of scholarship applications annually vary from less than ten to almost twenty. Scholarships have been available for both individuals and groups. Information on previously granted scholarships can be found in the list of awarded scholarships. Granted scholarships are tax-free income.

In year 2021 the Association granted maximum 1000 euros for one or more applicants, with budget of 2200 euros. Scholarships are mainly funded by income generated Spirit and Knowledge Expo. According to its rules, the Association can also receive grants, donations and wills in order to support its activities. We also want to thank anonymous donor, who has made it possible to grant scholarships in years 2020-2021 while generating income has proved to be challenging.

Applying for a scholarship and admission

In addition to these pages, instructions for applying for scholarships are published annually in the spring and summer in the Ultra magazine, and often also in the early autumn in the Spirit and Knowledge Expo magazine. You can apply for the scholarship by sending an open-ended, informal application.

  • The application period started in April 2022
  • Applications must be sent by 11. September 2022 via e-mail or post to the address below
  • Decisions will be notified to scholarship recipients no later than a few days before the event where the scholarships are granted, primarily by email or telephone. Rejections are not justified to applicants.
  • The next scholarships will be handed out on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the 50th Spirit and Knowledge Expo (expo itself is going to be postponed to the next year)
  • In 2021, the amount will be paid into the beneficiary’s account at a later date to be announced

In previous years, Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry has distributed a total of approximately EUR 50,000 in scholarships for fringe knowledge research and development. In recent years, the annual amount of scholarships has been approximately 2,200 euros. The amounts awarded have traditionally been divided between scholarships awarded for fringe knowledge research and development activities. As a general rule, the maximum amount awarded to one applicant is EUR 1000.

  • Scholarships are awarded for research and development activities on topics related to fringe knowleldge.
  • Scholarships can be applied for by both individuals and organizations.
  • The application must be accompanied by a statement of the applicant’s previous activities (studies, publications, articles, etc.) as well as a project / research plan and a statement of the current stage of the work.
  • The application must state the name of the applicant or applicants, contact information, possible organization within which the work is to be performed and the estimated schedule of the work.
  • When using the scholarship to hire labor, the recipient is obliged to take care of required taxes and employer fees
  • The recipient of the scholarship must provide a report on the use of the scholarship by the next year’s Helsinki Spirit and Knowledge Expo, or in other agreed context.
  • An article about the work of the scholarship recipient can be published in the Infinite magazine published by the Association
  • The name of the beneficiary can be mentioned in the list of granted scholarships (see Privacy Statement in Finnish). NOTE: To ensure the accuracy of the information, please also provide us with a link to a website related to a possible project when submitting your application.
  • Scholarships would not be awarded to a group or individual which is operated or closely related Association board members as described in the Foundation Act.
  • It would follow proper practices if Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry were mentioned in scholarship-funded publications in accordance with the grant policies.

Free-form applications must be sent by e-mail to studiorajatieto (at) gmail.com or by post to Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry / Scholarship Committee, Luutnantinpolku 7 LT3, 00410 Helsinki. In 2021, the application period opened on April 1, 2022 and ends on September 11, 2022.

Other grants, scholarships and awards for fringe knowledge research and development

Listed below are foundations, funds, scholarships, grants and awards abroad the World that have the specific purpose (or one of the key purposes) of supporting or which have been providing major support for research and development on fringe knowledge and spirituality. Support may be in the form of financial, access to facilities or the provision of equipment / material, in relation to at least one aspect these areas. Thus it takes into account a wide range of topical areas, from fringe sciences to complementary therapies and folk healing, from esoteric to occult, from mysticism to new religious movements with an emphasis on spiritual aspects, from mental exercises to holistic health, from self-help to certain alternative lifestyles. General funds related to religion, folklore, theology and other fields of research touching on topics of fringe knowledge or spirituality are, as a general rule, not included in this list. Such sources of funding can be obtained, for example, from the Aurora database, Luckan, the Association of Finnish Foundations or the Finnish Register of Foundations. You can also inquire about more useful grant tips from us.

We recommend applying for funding from other sources as well, in addition to the scholarship of Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry. As demand has grown, the number of scholarships from Rajatiedon Yhteistyö ry has increased over the years, since they began to be distributed in 1993 at the initiative of Torbjörn Gustafsson. Even before that, in 1983, a few similar scholarships were awarded in Finland by Ultra magazine and later in the late 1980s by the Finnish Association for Spiritual Growth. The list has been compiled by Jani Lassila 2015-2017, and was last updated in September 2020.

1440 Multiversity scholarships

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine fellowship & awards

Ahtola Kulttuurisäätiö

The Albert Hofmann Foundation

Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Alister Hardy Trust

AlterMed Research Foundation

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians grants & awards

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine scholarship

The American Holistic Nurses Association Scholarships and Awards

The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarships and Grants

American Mindfulness Research Association grants

American Osteopathic Association grants

American Osteopathic Foundation

Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

Anomalous Cognition Scholarship 

Antroposofisen lääketieteen yhdistyksen apurahat

AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine scholarships

Aquavision Academy funding

Arto Carpus Castelo Foundation

ASSAP Grants for paranormal research

Asta Holler-Stiftung

Australian Skeptics Grant Program

The Auxiliary of Christian Chiropractors Association’s Scholarship

AVP Research Foundation

The Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation 

Azuma Nagamasa Memorial Fund for parapsychology

The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation

Bastyr University scholarships

Beauty + Wellness Scholarship

Beckley Foundation

Belk Psychic Research Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation Integrative Medicine Program

Bial Foundation

Bigelow Foundation & Bigelow Institute

BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Awards

Biodynaamisen Viljelyn Säätiö

Biodynamic Scholarship Fund

The Blavatsky Trust

Blythe Brenden-Mann Foundation

California Institute of Integral Studies Grants & Scholarships

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College Awards and Scholarships

Cardigan Fund

Carolina Spirit Quest scholarship

Catherine Kerr Award for Courageous and Compassionate Science

CAUT Academic Freedom Fund

Center for East-West Medicine Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program

CG Jung Foundation Zurich

The Center for Spirituality & Healing 

Chiropractic Education Scholarship Program

Christy and John Mack Foundation

Chopra Foundation Grants

Cleveland University-Kansas City scholarships & grants

Complementary Care Foundation

Complementary Therapy Awards

The Confederation of Healing Organisations

Cottonwood Research Foundation

Dalio Philanthropies

The Dana Foundation

Daoist Traditions College scholarship

David Lynch Foundation

deLaski Family Foundation

Denver Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship

Donnerska Institutet Scholarships

The D. H. Chen Foundation

Dr. Rogers Prize for Excellence in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

EBE awards


The Emerald Gate Foundation

Emergence Foundation

Emanuel Swedenborg Scholarship

Endowement Fund of the American Society for Psychical Research

Erich Rothenfußer Stiftung

Esko Jalkasen säätiö

European Society of Integrative Medicine, Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award

European Varela Awards

Excellence in Spiritual Care Award

Federico and Elvia Faggin Foundation

Fetzer Franklin Fund

F.J. McGuigan Early Career Investigator Research Grant on Understanding the Human Mind

Forever Family Foundation

The Foundation for Education and Research in Biofeedback and Related Sciences

The Foundation for Neurofeedback and Neuromodulation Research

Foundation for Research into Traditional Chinese Medicine

Foundation for Spirituality and Medicine

Foundation for Theosophical studies

Foundational Questions Institute Grants

Фонда содействия исследований социальных и аномальных явлений (sosiaalisten ja anomaalisten ilmiöiden tutkimusrahasto)

The Foxworth Family Chiropractic Scholarship

The Foyle Research Institute of Monaco

The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

Freedom of Health Foundation

Fytoterapiayhdistyksen tiedepalkinnot

Förderstiftung Anthroposophische Medizin

The Gabrielle Pettingell Memorial Research Fund

George Family Foundation

The George Washington University Office of Integrative Medicine and Health scholarship

Gilbert Roller Fund


Good Thinking Small Grant Awards

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Greater Good Science Center research grants

The Grenchus Foundation

Gyllenbergin Säätiö / Steiner -rahasto

The Harvard Medical School Research Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

Healing Therapies Foundation

Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, Inc.

The Hefferlin Foundation

The Helene Reeder Memorial Fund for Research into Life after Death 

Helmer Knutar Säätiö

Henkisen valmentajan koulutusstipendi

Hemera Foundation

The Herb Society of America grants

Het Johan Borgman Fonds

Hidden Leaf Foundation

The Holistic Life Foundation

Horizon Research Foundation

Human Frontier Science Program

The Hygeia Foundation 

IANDS Small Grants Program

Ian Ramsey Centre grants & fellowships

Ihmisyyden tunnustajat -säätiö

Infinity Foundation

Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health

The Institute for Functional Medicine Scholarships

Institute of Noetic Sciences awards

Institute for Venture Science

Integrative Family Medicine Fellowship

The Integrative Medicine Foundation

International Consciousness Research Laboratories Grants/Theater grants & scholarships

International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation for Health Professionals

Iona Stichting

ITP Sofia Foundation

The Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies

The James Randi Educational Foundation

James S. Bower Foundation

James S. McDonnell Foundation

John Björkhem’s memorial fund

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation 

John Sonckin Koti-säätiö

The John Templeton Foundation

Jonang Foundation

Joseph Campbell Foundation

J.V Trust

Kairos Foundation

Kalevalainen kansanparannus-säätiö

Kalliopeia Foundation

Kare Käyhkön säätiö

Kari Beem Research Foundation

Karl und Veronica Carstens-Stiftung

Ken Klein special memorial fund

The Kern Foundation

The KEY Foundation for Brain-Mind Research

Khyentse Foundation

Kirkon tutkimuskeskuksen apurahat

Koestler Parapsychology Unit (edeltäjä Koestler Foundation)


Kulttuurisäätiö Hermes

Lapsi ja Luonto Säätiö

LECOM Health Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Leverhulme Trust

Life after Life Institute grants

The Lifeboat Foundation

Lifebridge Foundation

Life Chiropractic College West scholarships

The Life Energy Foundation

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Life University scholarship

The Lovell Foundation

Lucas Brothers Foundation

The Lyn Buchanan Grant

MAHLE Stiftung

Marianne Oberg Foundation for Spiritual Art

The Massage Therapy Foundation grants and contests


Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation Grant

Menninger Foundation

Mental Insight Foundation

Metanexus Institute & Metanexus Foundation

Metropolitan State University of Denver Integrative Healthcare Scholarships and Awards


Mia Terese Jansson säätiö

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine scholarships

MIND Foundation

Mind & Life Institute Service Award

Mind Science Foundation

The Mindful Trust Research Awards

Miraglo Foundation

Montague and Veronica Keen Foundation

Motoyoma-Bentov Fund Research Fellowship (related to Inamori Foundation)

NASPA Outstanding Spiritual Initiative Award

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) grants

National Lottery grants

National University of Health Sciences scholarships

National University of Natural Medicine scholarships

New Mexico Chiropractic Association scholarship

New Thinking Allowed Foundation

New York Chiropractic College scholarship

NIAS-Mani Bhaumik Research Fellowships

De Nieuwe Vaart Foundation 

Nils Mustelinin rahasto

NOK Foundation


Nour Foundation

Northwestern Health Sciences University diversity Scholarship

The Ohio State University Family Medicine Fellowship

ONE Research Foundation

Optimal Health and Prevention Research Foundation

The Osher Center Clinical Fellowship for Integrative Medicine

Osher Center For Integrative Medicine fellowships

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Oxford Mindfulness Foundation

Palmer College Scholarships

Parapsychological Association Research Endowment

Parapsykologian Säätiö

Pehr August ja Saga Steniuksen rahasto

Perrott-Warrick rahasto

Perttu Häkkisen säätiö

Petra Foundation – Petra Flanders stiftelse för integrerad vård

Philip Hefner Fund

Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care research grants

The Pilates Alliance Australasia research grant

PM Yoga Awards

Pohjoismainen Homeopaattiyhdistys

The Pranic Healing Research Institute grants

Prince of Liechtenstein Hans-Adam II

The Psychical Research Archives Endowment Fund, Manitoban yliopisto

Psychical Research Foundation

The Psyres Fund

Päivilän sanktuarin säätiö

René Warcollier Prize

Research Degree Studentship, Northamptonin yliopisto

Research Fund of Society for Psychical Research

Research Grants for the Critical Study of Astrology

Richard Hodgson Memorial Fund (Hodgsonin muistorahasto), Harvardin yliopisto

The Rippel Foundation


Robert P. Balles Prize

The Roothbert Fund Scholarships

Roy A. Hunt Foundation 

Rudolf Steiner Foundation

Salva Foundation

Samueli foundation

The Sampson Foundation

Santa Rosa Integrative Family Medicine Fellowship

The Sarah Estep Research Fund

The Scheidel Foundation

Sik Sik Yuen

The Simms/Mann Family Foundations

Singapore Ministry of Health, The Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Grant

Spirit Awakening Foundation

Stamford Health Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program

Saybrook Global Grants

Saybrook University Scholarships for graduate students

Schweisfurth Stiftung

Science Applications International Corporation

The Science of Mind Foundation

Shao Family Charitable Trust

Sheng Yen Education Foundation

Similia-palkinto, Suomen Homeopaatit stipendit

SIRENE-verkoston avustukset

Sisäisen Valon Säätiö

Smith – J.A Battles Fund, Clarkin yliopisto

Sofia University Scholarships

Society of Homeopaths awards

Society for Scientific Exploration Aspiring Explorers Program

The Society for Shamanic Practice Eagle Feather Award

Sound Healing Research Foundation

Source Research Foundation

Southern California University Health Sciences scholarships

Southwest Acupuncture College scholarships

The Spanda Foundation

Spiritual Truth Foundation

Stanislav and Christina Grof Foundation

Stichting het Wereldhart

Stichting Parapsychologisch Instituut

Stiftelsen för Antroposofiskt arbete i Svenskfinland

Stiftelsen Nordenskjöldska Swedenborgsfonden

Stiftung Bewusstseinswissenschaften

Suomalaisen Kuolemantutkimuksen Seuran gradupalkinto

Survival Fund of Society for Psychical Research

Swami Kuvalayananda Scholarship Awards and Travel Grants

Swedish Family Medicine Residency fellowship

Die Susan Bach Stiftung Zürich


Tang Foundation for the Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Tate Fund & Myers Memorial Award, Society for Psychical Research


Texas Chiropractic College scholarships

Theine Foundation

Theosophy Fund

Thomas Glendenning Hamilton Research Grant

Thomas Welton Stanford Fellowship for psychical research & Coover Fund, Standordin yliopisto

Thornett award for promotion of reason


Tieteellinen Hypnoosi ry:n stipendit

Transformational School of Homeopathy

Trivedi Foundation

Troland Research Awards

Trudy McAlister Foundation

The Trust for the Meditation Process

Tsadra Foundation

University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Fellowship

University of North Carolina Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch Integrative and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship

University of Utah Postdoctoral Fellow in Biobehavioral Clinical Research on Mindfulness

University of Western States scholarships

University of Wisconsin Academic Integrative Health Fellowship

Urania Trust

Valola -säätiö

Varela Grants

Via-Akatemian säätiö / E. Matilaisen ja M. Salosen juhlasahasto

Virginia University of Integrative Medicine Scholarships, Fellowships & Grants

Waldorf University scholarships

Walker Family Foundation

Weil Foundation Grants

Werner Erhard Foundation 

Wesley N. Gray Trust

The Westreich Foundation

Wholeness Fund

William G. Roll Scholarship Fund for Education in Parapsychology

William James Prize

William S. Boyd Scholarship


Women and Wisdom Foundation

World Health Organization

Yoga Science Foundation

Yo San University Scholarships