Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering

The Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering supports cutting-edge and ethically sustainable scientific research that seeks breakthroughs, novel multidisciplinary research themes and new approaches.

The Research Council encourages researchers to engage in scientifically ambitious research, seek new initiatives and take risks, especially where this would result in groundbreaking findings. It also works to promote the development of internationally competitive research environments and researchers, keeping in mind the characteristic strengths of Finnish research as well as the needs of the Finnish research and innovation system.

The Research Council also regularly monitors and analyses the impact of its funding decisions and its strategic activities as well as the satisfaction of the researchers it has funded. In addition, the Research Council regularly examines the effectiveness of its various funding instruments.


  • Susan Linko, Director, Division of Natural Science and Engineering Research, tel. +358 295 335 066
  • Science Adviser Minna Räisänen, tel. +358 295 335 072 (responsible for the Division’s communications)
  • Division staff

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