FIRI 2021 call: Non-roadmap research infrastructures

1 April 2021
19 May 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time
approx. 30 million euros in total in two calls
1 January 2022–31 December 2024
  • recommended minimum amount for Academy contribution to individual application 200,000 euros; recommended minimum amount for Academy contribution to consortium subproject 100,000 euros and 600,000 euros for entire consortium
  • applied for by individual research organisation or consortium of research organisations
  • NB! 25 March. The call text has been supplemented: The Academy is preparing to possibly allocate additional funding (€20m) through the two FIRI calls, if Finland’s preliminary Recovery and Resilience Plan is implemented. This also affects the action plan and the review form and guidelines. Read more in Riitta Maijala's blog post: FIRI calls in spring 2021 also promote digitalisation of research infrastructures and the green transition.
  • Addendum 28 April 2021. The call text has been supplemented: According to the guidelines of the European Commission, funding granted under Recovery and Resilience Facility must respect the “do no significant harm” principle (DNSH). A separate report on this will be requested from the most successful applications in the international review to support decision-making in autumn 2021.

The Academy of Finland provides funding for the acquisition, establishment, strengthening and upgrading of nationally significant research infrastructures that promote scientific research. The funding, known as FIRI funding, is intended to cover investment costs in the construction phase of the research infrastructure, such as the acquisition of equipment and systems and the formation of services. The funding may also be applied for to significantly upgrade an existing research infrastructure. Two calls will open in April 2021: a call for roadmap research infrastructures 2021–2024 and projects affiliated with international research infrastructures where Finland is a member (FIRI 2021 research infrastructures on 2021–2024 roadmap and Finland’s international RI memberships) and a call for research infrastructures not included in the roadmap (FIRI 2021 non-roadmap research infrastructures). The Academy of Finland’s total funding budget for research infrastructures funded under these two calls is approximately 30 million euros.

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. Also read all the FIRI guidelines that are available on the Academy’s website.

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