Research Council of Finland

We fund high-quality scientific research, provide expertise in science and science policy and strengthen the position of science and research.

Advance information on Research Council of Finland’s winter call funding decisions

The decision dates of the Research Council of Finland’s winter call are approaching. Information on the decisions will be available at, an online service maintained by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. Reforms have also been made in the review of applications submitted to the winter call.

Open and upcoming calls

Call for applications for Research Council of Finland Proof of Concept Funding 2024

Call opens 8 May 2024
Call closes 11 Jun 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time

Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles 2024 (PROFI 8)

Call opens 15 May 2024
Call closes 12 June 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time

SRC programme (invited applicants only): Water for Welfare, Security and Peace (WaWe)

Call opens 3 Jun 2024
Call closes 29 Aug 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time (2nd stage)

SRC programme (invited applicants only): Democracy for the Future (DEMOC)

Call opens 18 Jan 2024
Call closes 29 Aug 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time (2nd stage))

Finnish Centres of Excellence in Research 2026–2033 (two-stage call)

Call opens 4 Sep 2024
Call closes 25 Sep 2024 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.

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