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General research grants attracted interest in the January call

The number of applications submitted in the Academy of Finland’s January 2010 remained almost on the same level as in 2009.  The Academy received a total of 2,496 applications by the deadline on 3 February. The majority of applications (955) were submitted to the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering, followed by the Research Council for Culture and Society with 589 applications.

As before, the Academy’s general research grants were the most attractive funding opportunity and attracted a total of 1,252 applications, 10 per cent more than in 2009. The majority of these applications (558) were submitted to the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering. General research grants also involve targeted funding from the Research Councils.

A total of 738 applications were submitted for funding for Postdoctoral Researcher’s projects, an increase of 10 per cent compared with 2009.

Funding for researcher mobility attracted more than 200 applications. The Finnish Research Programme on Climate Change received 64 applications, while 44 applications were submitted for funding for development research.

Detailed information on the number of applicants is available in a Table here.

For more information please contact the persons indicated in the January 2010 call for applications.


Academy of Finland Communications
Communications Specialist Vesa Varpula
tel. +358 (0)9 7748 8458, vesa.varpula[at]aka.fi

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