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September call attracted more than 3,000 applications

(05 Oct 2011)

The Academy of Finland received a total of 3,043 applications within its September 2011 call. The Academy’s key funding instruments have now been concentrated in one call, arranged this year for the first time in September. The Academy’s other main call in April mainly involves funding opportunities within the Academy’s research programmes.

Academy Project funding attracted a total of 1,087 applications. The Academy also received a great number of applications for research posts: 136 applications for research posts as Academy Professor, 444 as Academy Research Fellow and 763 as Postdoctoral Researcher.

Most applications (1,051) were submitted to the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, followed by the Research Council for Culture and Society (766) and the Research Council for Biosciences and Environment (513). The Research Council for Health received 482 applications.

The second-stage call within the Computational Science Research Programme (LASTU) attracted 58 applications. A total of 67 letters of intent were submitted to the first stage of the Research Programme on the Sustainable Governance of Aquatic Resources (AKVA), and 70 letters of intent to the first stage of the Programmable Materials Research Programme (OMA). The table below shows the total number of applications submitted for different funding opportunities within the September call.

The decision timetables will be posted on the Academy’s website in November.

Any questions about the call will be answered by the contact persons named in the call for applications.

More information:

Academy of Finland Communications
Communications Specialist Vesa Varpula
tel. +358 9 7748 8458
vesa.varpula(at)aka.fi

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