Call for applications: special funding for research on COVID-19 epidemic and the mitigation of its effects

7 April 202
28 April 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
1 February 2020–31 December 2021 (relevant costs that incurred before the funding decision are also eligible)
  • Applied for by research organisations, each organisation with one application; the research organisation compiles together the plans of the sub-applications.

The objective of the Academy of Finland’s special funding for research on the COVID-19 epidemic is to support and accelerate research into the current coronavirus epidemic and the mitigation of its effects and to support the utilisation of the research in society. The aim is to quickly redirect research already underway to support the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic and reduce its consequences.

In the application, the research organisation shall describe its research projects (i.e. sub-applications) that are currently carrying out Academy-funded research that is relevant for this call. The research of these sub-applications is directly related to or can be directed towards the COVID-19 epidemic and the mitigation and/or prevention of its effects. The application must include a credible plan on the opportunities of the sub-applications and their principal investigators to support society through research or by other means in coping with the epidemic and with its effects on both society and individuals.

Research funded by the Academy of Finland must be public and carried out following the principles of good scientific practice. The research must be ethical, follow the principles of sustainable development and make its results, material and data openly accessible.

Before you log in to the online services (SARA) to fill in the application, make sure to carefully read the call text below as well as the Read more section, especially the 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.

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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