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Inverse Problems Initiative: Trilateral call between Finland, Germany and China

The Academy of Finland, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) launch a joint call for proposals, the aim of which is to promote Finnish-German-Chinese research cooperation in the field of inverse problems. The aim of the so-called Inverse Problems Initiative is also to promote cutting-edge research projects and long-term systematic research collaboration, and to establish and strengthen research collaboration networks between Finland, Germany and China.

The call opens and the call for proposals will be published on 10 May 2010. All applications must be submitted no later than 15 June 2010 at 16.15.

The relevant research areas of the Inverse Problems Initiative include the mathematical, statistical and physical aspects of research into inverse and ill-posed problems. More detailed information is available in the call for proposals.

Funding is available for bilateral and trilateral research projects comprising researchers or research teams from at least two of the participating countries. The proposal shall include a joint research plan drafted jointly by the Finnish research team and the German/Chinese research team. The partners shall apply for funding for their own projects from their respective national funding agencies, in accordance with the guidelines and practices of the organisation concerned.

The funding applied for from the Academy of Finland is intended for salary costs, supporting researcher mobility, acquisition of material and research equipment, other costs (e.g. workshops and seminars), and the overheads percentage.

The joint projects will be funded for a maximum of three years.

Application procedure

The Finnish partner submits an online application with appendices to the Academy of Finland in accordance with the Academy’s general application guidelines. The application deadline is 15 June 2010 at 16.15. The deadline is non-negotiable.

The application is completed at www.aka.fi/eng > For researchers > Log in to online services. Log in and select New application > Inverse Problems Initiative.

The German partner submits its application to DFG, according to DFG’s instructions, and the Chinese partner to NSFC, according to NSFC’s instructions.

More information

Academy of Finland Communications
Communications Specialist Vesa Varpula
tel. (09) 7748 8458
vesa.varpula[at]aka.fi

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