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April 2014 call: Academy funding for Arctic research, energy research, societal security, ICT and research infrastructures

25 Feb 2014

The Academy of Finland’s April 2014 call for applications is now available online.

Applications can be submitted as of 1 April and the deadline is 29 April. Please note, however, that the deadline for the joint call with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of India is 30 May. The joint call is implemented within the Academy’s research programme New Energy.

The Academy’s Arctic Research Programme is one of the calls to be opened. The significance of and the interest in Arctic areas have increased greatly in recent years. At the core of the Arctic Research Programme is the aim to study and understand the change factors affecting the development of the Arctic region; the transformation process; the dynamics of change; and the various dimensions of sustainability linked to time and space in relation to the future of the Arctic region.

The April 2014 call also includes the first stage of the Academy’s research programme New Energy. The programme involves a search for solutions to managing the coming major transition in the energy sector.

Another call to be opened in April 2014 is for research infrastructure funding. The Academy’s funding for research infrastructures is intended for the acquisition, establishment or strengthening of nationally significant research infrastructures that promote scientific research. The aim is to upgrade the quality and improve the renewal, competitiveness and interdisciplinary approach of Finnish research. Another aim is to increase the appeal of Finnish research environments and boost the national and international collaboration of Finnish universities, research teams and researchers.

Funding open for application in April 2014:

Research programme funding

  • Arctic Research Programme, letters of intent
  • New Energy, letters of intent
  • Joint projects within the New Energy Research Programme (Academy of Finland and DST, India)

Targeted Academy Project funding

  • Societal security
  • ICT 2023 programme, second thematic call: ICT sensors and actuators
  • Advance info: WiFiUS – wireless communication, part of ICT 2023 (Academy of Finland, Tekes and NSF, USA); exact schedule TBC

Funding for researchers

  • Funding for NSF Graduate Research Fellows for research in Finland

Funding for research environments

  • Research infrastructures 2014

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