Academy Programme for Development Research (DEVELOP2) 2023

1 February 2023
5 April 2023 at 16:15 Finnish time
1 September 2023–31 December 2026
  • for individual research teams or consortia composed of two or more research teams
  • total Academy funding up to €3 million, total funding by Ministry for Foreign Affairs up to €3.25 million
  • Applications are drafted following the rules and instructions in the Academy’s call text. The funders make their funding decisions independently. The Ministry will apply the Academy’s principles as stated in the call text. However, the projects to be funded by the Ministry will in some respects follow the Ministry’s funding practices during the funding period, for example as regards the use of annual instalments and the timing of the invoicing.
  • applied for to cover a research team’s salaries and other direct research costs
  • up to €600,000 euros for individual research project, up to €1,000,000 for consortium covering a period of 40 months

The Academy of Finland and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland open a call for applications under the Academy Programme for Development Research (DEVELOP2). Development research describes and interprets dimensions of development, helps understand obstacles to development and finds ways in which those obstacles can be removed. In practical terms, the aim is to produce knowledge that can help solve problems related to, for example, health, natural resources, the economy and education. Research-based knowledge is also needed about how international, national and cultural systems work and about the limitations that these systems present to and the opportunities they offer for development.

At the core of the Academy of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research. The research we fund is also expected to have high scientific and societal impact and follow the principles of responsible science.

Before you fill in your application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the funding terms and conditions. Also read the DEVELOP2 programme memorandum. If the call text, the funding terms and conditions or the memorandum conflict, the terms and conditions should always be considered primary.  If the translated English or Swedish version of the call text is in conflict with the Finnish call text, the Finnish version should always be considered primary.

Read the full call text on this page.

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