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The Strategic Research Council (SRC) has decided to open a supplementary call for the SRC programme Keys to Sustainable Growth. The SRC’s aim is to augment the programmatic content of the strategic research theme Reform or Wither – Resources and Solutions.
On Thursday, 6 October, the Government adopted in its plenary session the main strategic research themes and priorities for 2017 and 2018.
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) at the Academy of Finland has decided to invite 32 consortia to the second stage of the SRC programme call. This puts the success rate at 34 per cent. The first call stage was open between 1 December 2016 and 11 January 2017. The SRC’s programme calls are implemented in two stages. The selections are made based on the proposed projects’ societal relevance, impact and scientific quality.
A long cycle of global economic evolution can be defined as a societally pervasive development which, over a time span of a few decades, fundamentally changes 1) the everyday life of people, 2) economic structures, and 3) geopolitics. Long cycles have been largely driven by technical inventions such as steam power, electricity, combustion engine, and digital computers.
The opening seminar for 2016 Strategic Research Programmes will be organised on 1 September in Helsinki. The purpose of the event is to support networking of the new programmes and to discuss forms of co-operation between the projects. The event is open to all members of the funded consortia.
Call text and presentation slides of the info event.
The Strategic Research Unit will organise information events about the supplementary call (2018–2023) for the SRC's programme Keys to Sustainable Growth. The events will be held in Helsinki, Oulu, Lappeenranta and Tampere and they streamed live.
Accomplishing societal impact in research is a process, not an end result. The monitoring and review of this impact must show the process instead of simply listing its results.
The projects funded by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) have received their first interim reviews. What have the first consortia, launched in 2015, accomplished so far?
The Academy of Finland and the Strategic Research Council (SRC) opened an online survey in November to invite proposals for new Academy Programmes and strategic research themes. The survey has now closed.We received 200 proposals in total. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey!
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) decided on the research themes to be proposed to the Government for 2017 and 2018. The new themes highlight democracy and citizenship, and the perspectives of reform and adaptation as key factors in strategic research and Finland's success.
The SRC selected 14 consortia to be included in its strategic research programmes. Thirteen consortia will be funded under the four new programmes Urbanising Society; Skilled Employees – Successful Labour Market; Security in a Networked World; and Health, Welfare and Lifestyles. One consortium was selected as a supplement to the 2015 SRC programme A Climate-Neutral and Resource-Scarce Finland.
The first stage of the Strategic Research Council’s (SRC) 2016 funding call closed on Wednesday 9 December.