The Academy of Finland call texts are now more customized

8 Mar 2019

The Academy of Finland’s April 2019 call texts have now been published on the Academy’s website. Funding is available for research infrastructures  and Academy Programmes.

During the call, the Academy will also reform its application services. From now on, there are no PDF call texts. Instead, each call text can be found on the website in its entirety. The reformation’s aim is to improve usability.

Each funding opportunity is introduced on its own page as its own call text which includes all the essential information, such as

  • who can apply
  • how much and for how long the funding opportunity has funding
  • how the application is submitted
  • which sections are included in the application
  • how the applications will be reviewed
  • how the application process proceeds.

Additionally, each funding opportunity page includes a link to the funding criteria. We expect every applicant to read these. Sites of research have their own guidelines which are also available for all.

The call text can still be printed and saved as a PDF file. An A‒Z index of guidelines is attached to the call text. All essential information on applying will be available there.  

Online services' usability improved

The Academy’s online services have been developed based on the feedback we collected last year. The structure if the research plan has been simplified. Mobility, the PI's salary, and the project’s research expenses have been moved to their respective pages, which has freed more space for writing the actual research plan.

The authorisation option, that is, transferring the right to supplement or view the application to another person, has been simplified. The text editor has been altered so that text looks the same as in the PDF printout. It is also now easier to write mathematical equations.  In organisational applications, such as funding for research infrastructures or strategic profiling of universities, the applicant is no longer a person but an organisation.

The funding recipient may edit the public project description before they accept the funding.

The service reformation makes the work of the reviewers easier. The review questions are now directly connected to the research plan.

The call opens in the online services on 2 April 2019. The application can be submitted 224 April 2019. The research infrastructure call (FIRI) is open 2 April15 May 2019. All calls close at 16.15 local Finnish time.

More information:

  • Call texts  (under Upcoming calls)
  • Changes in call texts, Tiina Petänen, Counsellor of Science, tel. +358 295 33 5091, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Academy Programmes 
    - Programme Managers mentioned in the call texts
  • Research infrastructures 
    - Ulla Ellmén, Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 011, firstname.lastname(at) 

Academy of Finland Communications
Leena Vähäkylä
Communications Specialist
tel. +358 295 335 139

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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