Media and Society (MediaSoc)

Society has become thoroughly mediatised. Every aspect and area from the economy and politics to civil society and everyday social relations is increasingly saturated, in ever new ways, by media. The media have become an increasingly important, but at the same time an increasingly complex and unpredictable part of every facet of society and culture.

The Academy Programme Media and Society (MediaSoc) will provide new impetus and direction for Finnish research into society by bringing together different fields of study and different approaches and by linking them with a current research theme of great social importance. The programme’s multidisciplinary approach will aim to identify, analyse and explain relevant social concepts, phenomena and trends, and to open up horizons for new solutions and choices in present-day society.

Schedule for the Call
MediaSoc Academy Programme has a two-stage call. See the application guidelines in the Academy’s April 2018 call for applications. The deadline for first stage applications was 25 April 2018. The Academy received 97 letters of intent by the deadline. Based on the letters of intent, the Academy will decide on 19 June 2018 which projects will proceed to the second stage. Those selected to the second stage will be asked to submit full applications in the Academy’s online services by 3 September 2018. The funding decisions will be made in December 2018 at the latest. The funding period of the projects will start on 1 January 2019 and end on 31 December 2022.

Read more about the themes and aims of the programme in the Programme Memorandum.


Risto Vilkko
Programme Manager 
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Mikko Ylikangas
Programme Manager
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Erika Lempiäinen
Project Officer 
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