FIRI 2024 roadmap call: roadmap for national research infrastructures 2025–2028

3 Apr 2024
15 May 2024 at 16.15 Finnish time
approx. 120 million euros in 2025–2029
1 Jan 2025–31 Dec 2027 (1) and 1 Jan 2027–31 Dec 2029 (2)
  • This call is for applications to the national roadmap for research infrastructures and for funding for a research infrastructure development project. The call has two stages.
  • Roadmap applications will be reviewed in the first stage, and the most successful ones (rating 5 or 6) will progress to the second stage.
  • The second stage is for submission of an application for funding for a research infrastructure development project.
  • Following these stages, the Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee will decide which research infrastructures will be included in the roadmap. All research infrastructures selected to the roadmap will be granted funding.
  • The applicant in both stages is an individual research organisation or a consortium of research organisations.

On a proposal from the Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee, the Board of the Research Council of Finland decided on a long-term plan for research infrastructures until 2030. It presents a vision that excellent research infrastructures are the foundation of high-impact research, development and innovation.

Based on the plan, the FIRI Committee opens roadmap and funding calls and, together with other actors, develops national and international research infrastructure activities in the coming years.

The roadmap for national research infrastructures in Finland is a list of research infrastructures that are operational, under construction and/or new and that are important for Finland and will be needed in the next 10–15 years. The new roadmap covers a four-year period between 2025 and 2028.

The research infrastructures included in the Roadmap for Finnish Research Infrastructures 2021–2024 (PDF) that perform best in the FIRI 2024 roadmap call can be upgraded to ‘lighthouse infrastructures’. The lighthouse candidates may be invited for interviews.

Finland’s existing international memberships will be listed in the roadmap document. If their national nodes need funding for development projects, the nodes or their consortia must submit an application to the roadmap call.

At the core of the Research Council of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research and research environments. 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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