Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS) is an Academy Programme aimed at developing new radiation detection technologies and measurements for applications that have a medical, safety, security or industrial context. The programme will also accommodate research into measurement methods based on existing detection technologies, as well as work aimed at significantly improving current measurement methods.
The programme has three main objectives:
- to generate new and innovative scientific knowledge about new radiation detection technologies and their applications especially in the health, safety and security fields
- to steer research towards the development of device-driven and functional radiation detection systems in areas of application that are significant for the future
- to develop knowledge and expertise in basic research so that physical phenomena can be better understood and used in developing more sensitive and more accurate radiation detectors.
Who is eligible to apply?
The funding can be applied for by both individual research teams and consortia composed of two or several research teams.
Projects will be awarded with funding for up to four years, starting on 1 January 2018. The Academy Board has set the programme’s funding budget at 10 million euros.
Each individual project will be granted a maximum of 500,000 euros and each consortium a maximum of 1 million euros in Academy funding. Consortium subprojects may vary in size.
The programme memorandum contains more details on the programme’s background, aims, thematic areas and review criteria. At the first call stage, it is important that the proposed research project matches the programme’s aims and that it fits the programme structure.
The programme memorandum is available on our website at www.aka.fi/raddess.> EN. Carefully reading through the memorandum ensures that you are able to submit a competitive application.
Appendices to application
- Obligatory appendices: see Appendix 1 B of the April 2017 call text.
- Case-specific appendices: cooperation agreement (if the project involves cooperation with businesses).
How to apply
The RADDESS Academy Programme has a two-stage call. The non-negotiable deadline for letters of intent is 26 April 2017 at 16.15 local Finnish time. Draft the application in the Academy’s online services. Select Open calls > RADDESS 2017, call for letters of intent.
Draft the application so that the Academy’s contribution to funding comes to no more than 70% of the estimated total project costs. Read more on our website under Full cost model.
If the applicant is a consortium, see detailed guidelines on our website under Guidelines for consortium application. Please note that all consortium parties will submit a subproject application also at the first call stage. For both the first and second call stage, also note that consortium PIs can submit the consortium application only after all consortium subprojects have tagged their applications as complete. Consortium compositions cannot be changed after the first-stage deadline has expired.
Based on the letters of intent, the Academy will decide on 22 June 2017 which projects will proceed to the second stage. Those selected to the second stage will be asked to submit full applications in the Academy’s online services by 4 September 2017 at 16.15 local Finnish time. The deadline is non-negotiable.
- Programme Manager Tommi Laitinen (Academy Programme Unit), tel. +358 295 335 057
- Programme Manager Saila Seppo (Academy Programme Unit), tel. +358 295 335 109
- www.aka.fi/raddess > EN