Call for Academy Professor applications to open in September 2019

27 Feb 2019

The Academy of Finland will open the next call for Academy Professor applications during the September 2019 call. Applications are submitted in two stages. The letters of intent are reviewed in the September call panels. Applicants for the second call stage are chosen based on the review reports. The second stage will open in spring 2020.

The review panels will rank the applicants. The applicants that are invited to the second stage are proposed by the Academy research councils to the General Subcommittee, which will decide who goes through to the second stage. Applications for the second stage are submitted to the Academy in June 2020. International panels of experts will review the second-stage applications at the beginning of September. The General Subcommittee will make the funding decisions in autumn 2020. The funding period begins on 1 September 2021.

An Academy Professor is an expert who is an internationally esteemed researcher in their field, whose scientific endeavours are viewed to have significant impact on the scientific community and the society. They are expected to promote research in their own field both during and after their Academy Professorship. Research posts as Academy Professor are intended for fixed-term, full-time research work. The term is five years.

At present, there are 34 researchers working as Academy Professors funded by the Academy of Finland.


More information:

  • Vice President for Research Maijala Riitta, tel. +358 295 335 002, firstname.lastname(at)


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The Academy of Finland funds high-quality scientific research, provides expertise in science and science policy, and strengthens the position of science and research in society.We work to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalisation of Finnish research.We support and facilitate researcher training and research careers, internationalisation and the utilisation of research results.Our activities cover the full spectrum of scientific disciplines.In 2019, our funding for research amounts to 458 million euros.A portion of our funding comes from proceeds of Finland’s national gaming company Veikkaus.We are a government agency within the administrative branch of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

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