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.
Media and Society is an Academy Programme that has two interconnected and intersecting research themes:
THEME 1: The relationship between media and society
THEME 2: Technology in media transition
Projects may be related to one theme only, but applications are encouraged that combine elements from both themes. The programme will place major focus on promoting dialogue between different disciplines and on furthering exchange among these disciplines by combining different methodologies, by identifying common research subjects, and by networking at both national and international level.
MediaSoc Academy Programme has a two-stage call. The non-negotiable deadline for first stage applications is 25 April 2018 at 16.15 local Finnish time.
As a rule, the funding period is four years. The funding period starts on 1 January 2019 and ends on 31 December 2022. Individual projects may apply for a maximum of 500,000 euros. Consortia may apply for a maximum of 1 million euros.
Read more about the themes and aims of the programme in the Programme Memorandum.
See the application guidelines in the Academy’s April 2018 call for applications.