Academy of Finland – NSF joint call pilot: artificial intelligence and wireless communication technologies

13 January 2021
9 April at 16.15 Finnish time
up to 36 months
  • During this joint call pilot, applicants from Finland can participate in an NSF funding opportunity via proposals submitted to the NSF between 10 March and 7 May 2021.
  • Intention to submit’ is sent by the Finnish PI to the Academy at least eight weeks and final draft proposal at least four weeks before NSF submission. Final proposal is submitted to the NSF by the US PI.
  • Total funding by the Academy is approximately 2 million euros in 2021, maximum funding for three-year project is 450,000 euros.
  • Academy funding will be granted only for proposals that receive a ‘Confirmation of Eligibility for Funding’ letter from the Academy and are selected for funding in the respective NSF funding call.
  • If the Academy has issued 'Confirmation of Eligibility' letters for a sum potentially significantly exceeding the available funding of about 2 million euros, it will no longer issue new letters, and the call may be closed prematurely.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Academy of Finland collaborate via a Lead Agency Opportunity, in which the NSF acts as the Lead Agency. In this approach, proposers from both countries will collaborate to write a single proposal. It is the responsibility of the US proposer to submit the proposal to the appropriate NSF programme for review. Researchers from Finland participating in the joint research project will submit a proposal separately to the Academy of Finland in accordance with the guidelines and procedures provided in this call text.

In Finland, the partnership and the joint call pilot is guided by the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Academy of Finland and managed under the Research, Development and Innovation Programme ICT 2023. Proposals will be accepted for collaborative research in areas at the intersection of core research programmes in the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and the Academy’s Finnish Research Flagships in which Finland has widespread demonstrated expertise: artificial intelligence (AI) and wireless communication technologies. The application procedure is described in detail in the section ‘Background and objectives’.

The requirements in this call announcement relate only to applicants applying for funding from the Academy of Finland.

Before you fill in the application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the ‘Read more’ section, especially the funding terms and conditions. If the call text and the funding terms and conditions conflict, the terms and conditions should always be considered primary. This call text is published only in English.

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