Department of Civil Engineering

Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation

The Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation awards grants and recognition awards annually to Master's degree students and post-graduate students of the School of Engineering at Aalto University as well as persons who recently completed their Master's or postgraduate degrees and familiarized with bridge engineering or structural engineering or building physics in their studies at Aalto University.
Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

With a deed of donation dated 26 February 1998, Jaakko Ahvenainen donated a sum of 100 000 Finnish markkaa and 246 Kone Oy Class B shares to Helsinki University of Technology . The donation was given for the purpose of establishing a memorial fund in memory of his father, Fabian Ahvenainen, who died on 7 March 1978. He later supplemented his donation twice and also remembered the fund in his will.  

In 2019, the fund was renamed the Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation according to Jaakko Ahvenainen's wishes.

Eligible grant applicants include Master's degree students and post-graduate students of the School of Engineering at Aalto University as well as persons who recently completed their Master's or postgraduate degrees and familiarized with bridge engineering, structural engineering or building physics in their studies. 

The Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation equally supports both the field of bridge engineering and the field of structural engineering and building physics in the long-term. In the assessment of applications, the purpose of the donator of initial capital to promote constructive structural engineering will also be considered. 

The value and recipients of these grants and awards are decided by the dean of the School of Engineering, based on a proposal made by a three-person grant committee.

The Grant Committee declares grants available for application or awards recognition prizes without the application procedure.

The application call is announced annually on the Aalto University's website. The latest grant application call was from December 1st 2020 to January 29th 2021.

Isoisänsilta Helsingissä.
Fabian and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation grant recipients in 2021 are Malin Emet, Jessica Gripenberg, Lukas Kontrbaty, Yifu Lan, Vladimir Lopatinski, Mariia Martus, Jami Qvisén, Julia Rahkonen and Klaus Viljanen

The application call  December 1st 2020 - January 29th 2021

The awarded grants in 2021

The grants of EUR 3000 were awarded in the field of structural engineering and building physics to Malin EmetM.Sc. (Tech.) and in the field of bridge engineering to Mariia Martus, M.Sc. (Tech.), and Jami Qvisén, M.Sc. (Tech.). The grants of EUR 2500 were awarded in the field of structural engineering and building physics to Jessica Gripenberg, M.Sc. (Tech.), Lukas Kotrbaty, M.Sc. (Tech.), and Julia Rahkonen, M.Sc. (Tech.), and in the field of bridge engineering to Vladimir Lopatinski, M.Sc. (Tech,). 

Doctoral student Yifu Lan, M.Sc. (Eng), was awarded an incentive grant of EUR 3000 to support the early stages of his postgraduate studies at Aalto University in the field of bridge engineering.

Doctoral student Klaus Viljanen, M.Sc. (Tech.), received EUR 4000 incentive grant to support the completion of his doctoral studies in the field of structural engineering and building physics in 2021.  

 

Grant recipients from prior years can be viewed in the file attached below.

 

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