If you are a publisher outside Finland, you can apply for a grant to cover the cost of commissioning a reader’s report on a fiction, non-fiction, children’s or young adult (YA) book published in Finland. The aim of these grants is to promote the translation of Finnish literature around the world.

The maximum amount is €100 per report. Grant recipients must pay the entire amount to the person who prepares the report. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis via an online form. Decisions are issued within one month of submission, and grants remain valid for six months.

More than one reader’s report may be commissioned for the same book.

Applications are treated as confidential, and no details of applications are given to outside parties. You can get in touch with us if you need help finding someone to write a report.

The completed reader report(s) must be submitted to FILI within six months of the grant award date. The grant money will be paid after the publisher has submitted the completed report(s) through FILI’s grant management system. Successful applicants will receive a contract to sign as required under the Finnish Act on Discretionary Government Transfers.

FILI’s grant programme is funded by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture.