Only universities, government research institutes or consortia composed of universities and government research institutes are eligible to apply for flagship funding.
The aim of the Academy of Finland’s flagship programme is to pool together expertise from different fields in Finland to form high-level research and impact clusters that will further contribute to increasing the quality and impact of Finnish research. A flagship is an effective mix of cutting-edge research, impact in support of economic growth and/or society, close connections to the business sector and society at large, adaptability, and a strong commitment from host organisations to meeting the set targets.
Flagships are high-quality, high-impact competence clusters that work in flexible ways, simultaneously running several research projects and other activities. During the flagship term, the clusters will make ongoing progress and systematically improve and expand their activities.
Only universities, government research institutes or consortia composed of universities and government research institutes are eligible to apply for flagship funding. If you are applying as a consortium, see detailed guidelines on our website.
Applicant organisations must be prepared to make a significant, steadily increasing investment in establishing and supporting the flagships. Allocating funding not to individual research teams but to organisations that have a strong commitment to the flagship programme is a way to support the long-term development of competence clusters and their high-quality research and broad impact.
- Maiju Gyran, Senior Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 015
- Jukka Tanskanen, Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 071