On 5th of December 2012 the Kone Foundation (Koneen Säätiö) has announced the grant decision for the Researcher Grants in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Environmental Research, and Artistic Research.

I have received a one-year personal grant for my dissertation work: “Modelling press photography analysis: Learning through pictures”. This means that the year 2013 I could fully dedicate to the research work, thanks to the Kone Foundation.

Abstract of my dissertation could be found on the Foundation website HERE

And some information about the Kone Foundation:
Kone Foundation is an independent and unaffiliated organization, the aim of which is to promote Finnish academic research, arts and culture. From a modest start in the early years, Kone Foundation began to award grants for academic research, with a specific focus on the humanities, the social sciences and environmental sciences.
(source: http://www.koneensaatio.fi/en/information)