The Strategic Research Council’s (SRC) call for letters of intent for the 2017 and 2018 programmes closed on Wednesday 11 January. The call included three new programmes.
The Academy of Finland has today published its report on the state of scientific research in Finland 2016. The report concludes that the level of scientific research in Finland remains stable and above the world average.
Revised and adopted in 2015, the Academy of Finland’s strategy underscores the importance of the quality, impact and renewal of science and research. We interviewed Professor Heikki Ruskoaho, Chair of the Board of the Academy of Finland.
The Academy of Finland funds researchers at different stages of the research career. The Academy divides the research career into four distinct stages. Of these, the Academy’s funding is targeted at the three latter stages, that is, at postdoctoral researchers, independent research professionals and professors.
Biomimetics is a field of research that involves mimicking natural materials and their properties to create new materials. Read our interview with biomimetics expert, Academy Professor Olli Ikkala.
Efforts are being made to develop more effective personalised treatments for lung cancer. A risk project led by cancer researcher Emmy Verschuren and funded by the Academy of Finland aims to identify effective treatments against certain subtypes of lung cancer detected in patients.
The Academy of Finland is currently updating its policy for international activities. The Academy is striving for increased impact and quality in its international operations.
Urgent action is needed to clamp down on illegal wildlife trade and to ensure the survival of some of Africa’s most iconic animal species. Conservation biologist Enrico Di Minin is working to achieve these goals both in his research chamber and out in the field.
Finland has assumed the role of a pioneer in providing funding for strategic research. In a country such as Finland, which rests on structures with low hierarchical levels, researchers have relatively easy access to policy-makers, business executives and public servants.
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Two young postdoctoral researchers, biologists Veera Norros and Heikki Takala, participated in a meeting held in October between the Academy’s Research Council for Biosciences and Environment and the Postdoctoral Researchers it funds.
An efficient and safe new drug administration method could help to cure diseases of the back of the eye, while saving on health care costs. Research led by Leena-Stiina Kontturi involves developing better dispensing methods for medicines targeted at the back of the eye.
Earlier this year, the Academy of Finland made a few key changes to the eligibility requirements concerning its Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellow funding schemes. Learn more and see the FAQ section here.
Researcher Eemil Lagerspetz intends to move computing from computers to pocket devices and from data centres to homes.