Competitive funding to strengthen university research profiles (PROFI 7 call 2022)

6 April 2022
27 April 2022 at 16:15 Finnish time
1 January 2023–31 December 2028
  • applied for by universities, each university with its own application; consortium applications not accepted
  • total funding budget 100 million euros; the funding is fixed-term

The aim of the Academy of Finland’s 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.

The application consists of forms completed in the Academy’s online services.

Academy of Finland funding is granted based on peer review. PROFI 7 applications will be reviewed by an international review panel in summer 2022.

In preparing and making the funding decisions, the Academy 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 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 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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