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FIRI 2019 call for research infrastructures

2 Apr 2019
15 May 2019 at 16.15 Finnish time
5 or 3 years
Open
  • Total funding budget some 17 million euros
  • Applicant is an individual research organisation or a consortium

The aim of the research infrastructure funding scheme is to upgrade the quality and improve the renewal, competitiveness and interdisciplinary approach of Finnish research. The aim is also to increase the appeal of Finnish research environments and boost the national and international collaboration of Finnish universities, research teams and researchers.

The FIRI 2019 call in April 2019 consists of two separate calls:

  • Call 1 is for infrastructures included in Finland’s roadmap for research infrastructures (2018 version) and international infrastructures where Finland is a member. This call is open only for infrastructures which have been reviewed and selected in a call to be included in Finland's roadmap.  
  • Call 2 is for new infrastructure initiatives and non-roadmap infrastructures.

A separate call will open in 2020 for infrastructures to be included in the new roadmap. There will not be a FIRI funding call in 2020. The next funding call will open in 2021. The 2021 call will be based on Finland's new strategy and roadmap, which will be revised in 2020.

FIRI funding is applied for by a university or some other research organisation that is host to a research infrastructure and that is responsible for the application. Joint projects of several organisations, i.e. consortia, must have one responsible party.

The Academy of Finland is prepared to fund research infrastructures under the FIRI 2019 calls with a total of 17 million euros. The recommended minimum limit for the Academy’s contribution in an individual application is 400,000 euros. Correspondingly, the recommended minimum limit for the Academy’s contribution to a consortium subproject is 200,000 euros and 600,000 euros for the whole consortium.

The funding period in FIRI 2019 call 1 (infrastructures included in Finland’s roadmap and international infrastructures where Finland is a member) is no more than five years. The funding period will start on 1 January 2020 at the earliest and end no later than 31 December 2024.

The funding period in FIRI2019 call 2 (new initiatives and non-roadmap infrastructures) is no more than three years. The funding period will start on 1 January 2020 at the earliest and end no later than 31 December 2022.

Before you log in to the online services (SARA) to fill in the application, make sure to carefully read the call text below as well as the Read more section (top right), especially the terms and conditions. In the event of inconsistencies between the call text and the terms and conditions (general conditions and guidelines for use of the funding), the text contained in the terms and conditions takes precedence.

Read the full call text below. Click on the link below to print the text or save it in PDF format.



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