When applying for Academy Project funding, you apply for funding to set up a research team.
The Academy Project funding scheme is designed to promote the quality and diversity of research, scientific impact and impact beyond academia as well as science self-renewal.The aim is to attain internationally as high a scientific standard of work as possible and to support scientific breakthroughs and top-tier international research collaboration.
The funding is granted primarily to teams of researchers with doctoral degrees.In Academy Projects, we encourage researchers to engage in international mobility that will support the research, for example, so that researchers hired to the project work abroad for a fixed period.The project may also hire foreign researchers who already work or who will work in the Finnish scientific community.
The leader of an Academy Project (the principal investigator, or PI) must have the qualifications of a professor or docent.
As a rule, the funding is granted for four years, starting in September.
The application guidelines are available in the latest September call text.