Academy Project Funding 2020, all research fields

1 Sep 2020
5 Oct 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
1 September 2021–31 August 2025

This funding call has closed. Please note that the Academy’s new website was launched on 6 October 2020. Some links in this call text may therefore not work. If you have questions about the call, get in touch with the call’s contact persons.

  • average funding approximately 400,000–500,000 euros per project
  • applied by individual researcher or consortium to hire a research team

Academy Project Funding is designed to promote the quality of research, scientific impact and impact beyond academia as well as scientific renewal and diversity. The aim is to attain internationally as high a scientific standard of work as possible and to support scientific breakthroughs and top-tier international research collaboration. When you apply for Academy Project Funding, you apply for funding to hire a research team.

In addition to a doctoral degree, the principal investigator (PI) of the proposed project must also have other significant scientific merits. Usually the PI is a researcher at the professor or docent (adjunct professor) level. The funding can be applied for by individual research teams or consortia composed of two or several research teams. The Academy of Finland also encourages early-career researchers with no more than ten years since their first doctorate to apply for Academy Project Funding.

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 social impact. The results of Academy-funded projects must be made public and they must be produced following good scientific practice. In other words, the research must be ethical, follow the principles of sustainable development and make its results, material and data openly accessible. Equality and non-discrimination must also be considered.

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. 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.

The call text was supplemented on 15 June 2020 as regards the eligibility of Academy Professors to apply for Academy Project Funding. Academy Professors may be granted Academy Project Funding in the last year of the Academy Professor funding period provided that the funding periods will not overlap.

Read the full call text on this page. Click on the link below to print the text or save it in PDF format.

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