The Academy of Finland has two partners in the United States: the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Academy and the American funders have agreed to promote Finnish-American research collaboration in 2020–2024. Cooperation will be strengthened by funding research projects between American and Finnish parties in areas represented by the research flagships included in the Academy’s Finnish Flagship Programme.
In 2021, the cooperation with the NIH will be tested in the context of the Flagship Programme. The cooperation with the NSF, in turn, will be tested in the context of the ICT 2023 programme. The funding will be granted via a mechanism called Lead Agency. Under the mechanism, proposers from both countries collaborate to write a single proposal, which will be submitted to a funding call organised by the US funder. Proposers from Finland will be requested to submit a version of the proposal to the Academy as well. The instructions for Finnish applicants will be posted on the Academy’s website.
Inquiries and more information
- See the Academy’s open and upcoming calls.
- Read more about the Finnish Flagship Programme.
- Read more about the ICT 2023 programme.
- NIH Notice of Special Interest
- Jukka Tanskanen, Senior Science Adviser, tel. +358 295 335 071
Our email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)aka.fi.