These pages provide guidelines for researchers and sites of research receiving funding from the Academy of Finland. Research funding awarded by the Academy may only be used for the purpose specified in the funding decision.
Academy research grants are awarded for the applicant’s research project. The grant can be used to carry out the research plan specified in the application. The research must be carried out at the site of research indicated in the application and the granted amount must not be exceeded. The funding is not binding as to type of expenditure.
Researchers who have received funding from the Academy of Finland must submit a research report to the Academy no later than 1st June following the termination of the funding period. The report is submitted via the Academy’s online services.
Research reports are drafted on all Academy decisions on research grants. The reporting period is the same as the funding period in the decision. The guidelines on the Academy’s various funding opportunities are available in the online services.
Monitoring the impact of Academy funding has become increasingly important; the information is used when the Academy reports on its activities. This is why it is essential that researchers complete the research reports in full. Data on publications, other outcomes and researcher visits are of key importance.
Research reports may be written in English, Finnish or Swedish. They cannot be submitted by email.
It is the responsibility of the principal investigators of projects or the grant recipients to submit the research report. In the case of consortia, the PI submits the report on behalf of the whole consortium. Three times a year, the site of research must submit to the Academy an account of the use of the funding (by type of expenditure) and data on FTEs (staff according to the proportion of full-time hours they work), as part of the request for payment.
Researchers who have received Academy funding must submit a research report after their funding period has ended. When applying for new funding from the Academy, applicants must append to their application a progress report on Academy funding decisions that have not been reported on.
The reporting on the use of funding is made up of payment requests submitted to the Academy. Guidelines for payment of funding.