Five research infrastructures receive nearly €16m in funding from Academy of Finland

1 Feb 2022

The Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee at the Academy of Finland has decided on nearly 16 million euros in funding for the building and upgrading of national and international research infrastructures. The funding will be divided between five research infrastructures.

The Academy of Finland’s funding for research infrastructures supports the acquisition, establishment, strengthening and upgrading of nationally significant research infrastructures that promote scientific research.

The funded projects will improve and expand, among other things, the services provided by a research infrastructure in the field of structural biology and enable the acquisition of a new accelerator for the Accelerator Laboratory at the University of Jyväskylä. In addition, funding was granted to a research infrastructure focusing on micro- and nanotechnology for a project aimed at solving challenges related to the complexity of nanostructures, measurement resolution and quality control.

The infrastructure funding granted will also support a comparative survey study on the relationship between the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour of citizens and changing institutions in European societies. In addition, funding was granted to the international accelerator facility FAIR, which is currently under construction. FAIR focuses on providing information on the evolution of matter in the universe on both a microscopic and a cosmic scale.

The decisions on the FIRI calls opened in spring 2021 were made in two stages. The first set of decisions was made in December 2021.

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