The importance of new, data-based methods in research, administration and industry is growing. The rapid development of methods that harness artificial intelligence (AI) owes much to the advances achieved in areas such as machine learning, pattern recognition and data mining. Other factors contributing to the rise of AI include the increase in available training data and the exponential growth of computing power. These new methods have broad application prospects in scientific research, especially in new kinds of multidisciplinary collaborations.
The Academy Programme for Novel Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Physical Sciences and Engineering Research (AIPSE) will explore the utilisation of machine learning and AI in physical sciences and engineering research. The programme will seek new initiatives particularly in the field of materials science, including biomaterials.
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. Each individual project will be granted a maximum of 500,000 euros and each consortium a maximum of 1 million euros in Academy funding. The Academy Board has set the programme’s funding budget at 7 million euros.
The programme memorandum contains more details on the programme’s background, aims, thematic areas and review criteria. The memorandum will be available at www.aka.fi/AIPSE > EN. Carefully reading through the memorandum ensures that you can submit a competitive application.
How to apply
The AIPSE Academy Programme has a single-stage call. The non-negotiable deadline for applications is 27 September 2017 at 16.15 local Finnish time. Draft the application in the Academy’s online services. Select Open calls > AIPSE 2017.
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 consortium PIs can submit the joint consortium application only after all consortium subprojects have tagged their applications as complete. The non-negotiable call deadline also applies to consortia. Consortium compositions cannot be changed after the call deadline has expired.
Appendices to application
The required appendices are listed in Appendix 1 A of the September 2017 call text.
- Programme Manager Tommi Laitinen (Academy Programme Unit), tel. +358 295 335 057
- www.aka.fi/AIPSE > EN