When applying for funding for a research post as Academy Research Fellow you apply for funding for your own salary for up to five years.Academy Research Fellows work on research plans of a high scientific quality.Academy Research Fellows have built extensive research networks and the funding allows them to develop their skills of academic leadership and to establish themselves as independent researchers.
A post as Academy Research Fellow will provide you with a good and diverse opportunity to work independently on your research and to contribute to developing the research in your field. As an Academy Research Fellow you are encouraged to engage in international research collaboration and mobility across international and sectoral borders, for example, so that you will work part of the term abroad.Foreign researchers who already work or who will work in the Finnish scientific community may also apply for the funding.
The duties of Academy Research Fellows include (without separate compensation) supervision of thesis and dissertation writers in their own field and teaching associated with their research, covering 5% of annual working hours.
To be eligible to apply, you must have completed your doctorate no more than 3–9 years ago.Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree more than nine years ago can be considered only for special reasons(maternity, paternity, parental or childcare leave, military service or nonmilitary service, or long-term illness).To be eligible, you will also be required to have switched research environments or engaged in mobility after completing your doctoral degree.