The Academy of Finland has agreements on cooperation with three Chinese research funding organisations. The cooperation with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) covers all scientific disciplines, except those that fall within the remit of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). The cooperation with the CASS covers the humanities, culture, law, social sciences and economics.

The partnerships between the Academy of Finland and the Chinese research funding organisations facilitate mobility in the context of joint projects between Finnish and Chinese researchers. The mobility funding is designed to cover Finnish research teams’ travel and living expenses in China. The funding is not intended for research or equipment costs. To qualify for funding, projects must have both a Finnish and a Chinese coordinator, each of whom needs to file an application with their local funding agency. The Academy’s calls are usually published in September, but the application period for Chinese funding organisations may be different.

More information

  • Risto Vilkko, Programme Manager, tel. +358 295 335 136
  • Ulla Ellmén, Science Adviser (mobility), tel. +358 295 335 011
  • Siru Oksa, Science Adviser (mobility), tel. +358 295 335 125

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