An Academy Programme is research programme funded by the Academy of Finland. It is a thematic, target-oriented and coordinated body of research projects designed to promote the renewal of scientific research and to produce cutting-edge research knowledge in a specific thematic area. A key goal is to generate scientific impact.
The themes of Academy Programmes are research-driven, and defined by keeping an eye on both the overall development of science and future research needs. Academy Programmes are intended to support multi- and interdisciplinary research, crossing the boundaries between research councils, to encourage networks between researchers and to provide a platform for long-term international research collaboration.