The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies

The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies was established in 1950. It is funded mainly by the State of Finland and the Alko retail alcohol monopoly.

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote and support scientific research on alcohol use in general and on alcohol drinking as an individual and social problem. In addition, temperance studies as well as research on narcotics and other addictive drugs in relation to alcohol use also fall within the scope of the Foundation’s purpose. Lately, the Foundation has broadened its scope to include research on gambling.

The Foundation is multidisciplinary. It supports social, behavioural, biological and medical research by funding scientific research and travel, and by organising seminars.