Funding for scientific research in Finland comes predominantly from private companies and the government. Other important sources of funding include various funds and foundations. Here are some of the biggest funding agencies:
Academy of Finland (Research Councils)
The Academy of Finland is the prime funding agency for basic research in Finland. It is committed to promote scientific research, advance the application of research results, and support international research cooperation. The agency also acts as an expert resource in science policy issues and awards funding for research. The Academy supports research career development and encourages researcher mobility, both nationally and internationally.
Tekes (The Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation)
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, is the main public funding organisation for applied research and technology.
Sitra (Finnish Innovation Fund)
Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund is another key source of funding for science and technology in Finland.
CIMO (Centre for International Mobility)The Centre for International Mobility administers scholarship and exchange programmes for young people, students and researchers. For more detailed information, visit CIMO’s Study in Finland webpages.
Council for Finnish Foundations (in Finnish only)
The Council of Finnish Foundations provides a range of services for grant applicants and grant recipients. Its website is in Finnish only, but it lists a number of useful links to foundations and other sources that have grants and allowances; many of those websites are in English.