The Finnish Cultural Foundation annually awards one or more Eminentia grants based on applications to senior scientists and/or artists.

The Eminentia grants are intended for reflective writing about one's own scientific or artistic lifework or experience from it, promotion of interaction between science and the arts, or proactive work to promote the importance of culture in society.

An Eminentia grant may, for example, enable the writing of a book or setting up a retrospective exhibition.

The grant is intended for working full-time on leave from normal salaried employment. A pension is no impediment to applying for a grant.