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Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment has made first-stage decisions on September 2020 call

The decisions on applications submitted in the Academy of Finland’s September 2020 call will be made in two stages. The two-stage decision procedure applies to four funding schemes: Academy Projects, Academy Research Fellows, Postdoctoral Researchers and Clinical Researchers. The aim of this phased decision-making is to speed up application processing times in cases where the peer review indicates that an application will not be funded.

Open and upcoming calls

Research, Development and Innovation Programme ICT 2023: Frontier AI Technologies

Call opens 1 April 2021
Call closes 28 Apr 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time

Academy Programme: Critical Materials in Circular Economy of Cities

Call opens 1 April 2021
Call closes 28 Apr 2021 at 16.15 (letters of intent), 8 Sep 2021 at 16.15 (full applications)

Strategic research programme: Demographic Changes – Causes, Consequences and Solutions (DEMOGRAPHY), invited applicants

Call opens 10 March 2021
Call closes 5 May 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time (invited applicants)

FIRI 2021 call: Research infrastructures on 2021–2024 roadmap and Finland’s international RI memberships

Call opens 1 April 2021
Call closes 19 May 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time

FIRI 2021 call: Non-roadmap research infrastructures

Call opens 1 April 2021
Call closes 19 May 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time

Flagship Programme call for 2nd four-year term for Flagships selected in 1st and 2nd Flagship Programme calls

Call opens 1 April 2021
Call closes 15 June 2021 at 16:15 Finnish time

Academy of Finland – NIH joint call: thematic areas of the Finnish Research Flagships

Call opens 16 April 2021
Call closes 10 August 2021 at 16:15 Finnish time
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Strategic research

The Strategic Research Council (SRC) funds high-quality research that has great societal impact. SRC-funded research seeks concrete solutions to grand challenges that require multidisciplinary approaches as well as active and ongoing collaboration between those who produce new research knowledge and those who use it.

Learn more kuvituskuva silmä is a website run by the Academy of Finland to communicate Academy-funded research projects and other scientific research to a mainstream audience in a popular way.

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Year of Research-Based Knowledge 2021

The Year of Research-Based Knowledge is a joint initiative organised by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. Its aim is to make research-based knowledge even more visible and accessible, and to intensify the collaboration between organisations working with research-based knowledge.

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