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Increased application numbers in September call

(4 Oct 2012)

The Academy of Finland received a total of 3,150 applications within its September 2012 call.  The figure is slightly higher than in 2011, when the September call attracted 3,043 applications.

Most applications (1,195) were submitted for Academy Project funding. In all 146 applications were submitted for research posts as Academy Professor, 512 for research posts as Academy Research Fellow and 864 for research posts as Postdoctoral Researcher.

The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering received most applications (1,078), followed by the Research Council for Culture and Society (879). The Research Council for Biosciences and Environment received 579 applications and the Research Council for Health 501 applications.

A total of 50 applications were submitted for development research funding. In September 2012, applications were also invited for a number of joint project calls with international funding agencies. The table below (link) shows the total number of applications submitted for different funding opportunities.

The Academy will make the funding decisions within the September 2012 call in April-June 2013. The detailed decision timetables will be available on our website in early 2013 after the new Research Councils have started their term.

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 29 533 5131
vesa.varpula(at)aka.fi

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