General guidelines


The Academy of Finland has two main application rounds each year: September and April.

In September, for example, we invite applications for Academy Project funding, targeted Academy Project funding and funding for research posts (i.e. Academy Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher and clinical researcher).

In April, for example, we invite applications for Academy Programme and targeted Academy Project funding.

The deadlines of the following funding opportunities may differ from our main deadlines: Academy Programmes, research infrastructures, two-stage calls and calls linked to international or national research collaboration.

Please check the deadline separately for each call in the call text. We will not process applications that have not arrived by the deadline.


A list of Academy funding opportunities is available on our website under Our funding opportunities.


We post open calls on our website under Apply now. For detailed guidelines on how to apply, visit these sections on our website:

Also read our step-by-step guide to applying, which is a brief summary of the most important steps you will need to follow to submit your application.

In connection with our main calls, we often also publish a “What’s new” summary describing any new and revised guidelines for that particular call.

We require that you carefully read the call text and the guidelines mentioned above before submitting your application.

Updated for September 2017 call

Last modified 14 Jul 2017
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