Research infrastructures

Processing and decision schedule for FIRI 2018 applications.

The Academy of Finland provides funding for the acquisition, establishment or strengthening of nationally significant research infrastructures that promote scientific research. We have a separate targeted call through which we provide funding to infrastructures where Finland is a member. That funding is intended to cover the coordination costs relating to the Finnish nodes of the infrastructures.

The aim of our research infrastructure funding scheme is to upgrade the quality and improve the renewal, competitiveness and interdisciplinary approach of Finnish research. The funding is granted for establishing or upgrading of nationally important research infrastructures that promote high-quality scientific research. Applications for research infrastructure funding are assessed by international review panels.

Research infrastructures refer to a reserve of instruments, equipment, information networks, databases, materials and services enabling research at various stages. Research infrastructures may be based at a single location (single-sited), scattered across several sites (distributed), or provided via a virtual platform (virtual). They can also form mutually complementary wholes and networks. Europe hosts several large-scale research infrastructures that are open to collaborative use across national boundaries.

More information:

  • Merja Särkioja, Senior Science Adviser, tel. +358 29 5335 111, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Outi Ala-Honkola, Science Adviser tel: +358 29 533 5029, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Ulla Ellmén, Science Adviser, tel. +358 29  533 5011, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Tiina Ilo-Miettinen, Project Officer, tel: +358 29 533 5150, firstname.lastname(at)
  • Ritva Helle, Project Officer, tel. +358 29 533 5023, firstname.lastname(at)

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