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.
The guidelines on the Academy’s various funding opportunities are also available in the online services. Research reports are drafted on all Academy decisions on research grants, apart from decisions concerning publication activities and costs for international cooperation of scientific societies. A separate report is drafted on each Academy funding decision. The reporting period is the same as the funding period in the decision.
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.
If an application is filed for Academy research funding before funding for an ongoing project has ended, or if the application is for a project on which the final report has not yet been submitted, applicants shall submit a progress report on each unreported decision. The progress reports are appended to the application. A progress report does not substitute the research report.