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April 2016 call includes new Centre of Excellence programme and key project funding, call text out now

15 Mar 2016

[Updated 24 March]

The Academy of Finland’s April 2016 call for applications is now available in English on the Academy’s website.

The call includes, for instance, a call for letters of intent within a new Centre of Excellence programme. The aim of the Academy of Finland’s CoE programmes is to strengthen Finnish research by raising its level, contributing to its regeneration and promoting its societal impact.

The April call also includes a new funding scheme entitled “Forging ahead with research”. The Academy of Finland has been allocated 30 million euros as part of the Finnish Government’s Programme and its strategic objective for knowledge and education. The funding, granted within a ‘key project’ of the strategic objective, is targeted at ongoing, high-quality research and at promoting extensive utilisation of the results of that research. The funding is especially geared towards early-career researchers.

Another funding opportunity in the April 2016 call is the new Academy Programme Health from Cohorts and Biobanks (COHORT), which will award funding will for integration between projects that already have basic research funding in place. Another new funding opportunity is BioFuture2025, a new Academy Programme on research into bioeconomy.

The Academy’s April 2016 call also includes funding for research infrastructures. The Academy will not open calls for roadmap infrastructures or new infrastrucutre initiatives in 2017. That is why the Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee is now inviting multi-year funding applications.

Applications can be submitted in the online services as of Friday 1 April. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 27 April at 16.15.

Funding open for application in April 2016:

For research

  • Centre of Excellence Programme 2018–2025, call for letters of intent
  • Academy Programmes and related calls
    • BioFuture2025 Academy Programme, call for letters of intent
    • Health from Cohorts and Biobanks (COHORT) Academy Programme, call for letters of intent
    • International call for joint projects within the New Energy Academy Programme Inno Indigo
    • Targeted calls
      • Key projet funding, Forging ahead with research
      • Antarctic research
      • ICT 2023 programme: sixth thematic call, autonomous and augmented systems

For researchers

  • Funding to NSF Graduate Fellows for research in Finland

For research environments

  • FIRI 2016 call for research infrastructures (closing date 16 May 2016)
  • SRC matching funds for Horizon 2020 (open-ended)
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