Who is eligible to apply?

The applicant for Academy of Finland research funding (i.e. the principal investigator of a research project) must be a researcher at the professor or docent level or with a doctoral degree, unless the call text indicates otherwise. In some of our funding opportunities, the applicant is a university or a research institute.

The Academy allocates funding on the basis of peer review to the best researchers and research teams and to the most promising young researchers to support them in carrying out scientifically ambitious projects. In principle, the projects we fund must benefit Finnish research and society or international collaboration.

Within the same application round, we will review only one application per applicant in one of the following funding opportunities:

  • Funding for Academy Projects (PI of project)
  • Funding for Academy Projects (PI of consortium or consortium subproject)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher funding
  • Academy Research Fellow funding
  • Funding for clinical researchers.

However, if you do submit more than one application for one or several of the above funding opportunities, we will only review the first application to arrive. In the case of targeted Academy Project funding, this limitation will be indicated separately for each call.

An application consists of an online application and its appendices (usually a research plan, a curriculum vitae, etc.).

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