Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles 2024 (PROFI 8)

15 May 2024
12 June 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time
1 Jan 2025–31 Dec 2030
  • applied for by universities, each university with its own application; consortium applications will not be accepted
  • total budget 100 million euros, granted for a fixed term to support research-related profiling measures at Finnish universities

The aim of the competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles (PROFI) is to support and speed up the strategic profiling of Finnish universities in order to improve the quality of research.

Based on their own strategies, the universities will set out concrete plans for how they intend to improve the quality and impact of their research. In the plans, the universities describe how they intend to promote strengths, thematic research programmes or emerging research fields, and provide a clear schedule for these measures.

In preparing and making the funding decisions, the Research Council of Finland will consider the relationship between the funding applied for, the planned profiling measures and the university’s research funding as a whole. It will also take into account the university’s interim and final reports on previously funded profiling measures.

At the core of the Research Council 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.

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.

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