Flagship Programme call for 2nd four-year term for Flagships selected in 1st and 2nd Flagship Programme calls

1 April 2021
15 June 2021 at 16:15 Finnish time
EUR 90 millon
4 years
  • Applied for by host organisations of Flagships selected in first and second Flagship Programme calls; funding applied for expected to be based on the original budget for the whole eight-year funding term
  • In analogy with the original budget of the Flagship, the host organisation’s own investment in the Flagship is expected to be significant and increasing during the funding term.
  • Applications received in this call will support the interim evaluation of the Flagships by a panel of experts. The review material will also include interim reports provided to the Academy by the Flagships and results of a stakeholder survey organised by the Academy in spring/summer 2021.
  • Based on the outcome of the interim evaluation, the funding for the second four-year term may increase, decrease, remain at the same level or cease entirely.

The Academy of Finland’s Flagship Programme is an instrument that supports high-quality research and increases the societal impact emerging from the research. The Finnish Flagships represent an effective mix of close cooperation with business and society, adaptability and a strong commitment from host organisations.

In this call, host organisations of the Flagships selected in the first and second Flagship Programme calls are invited to submit funding applications for the second four-year term. The Flagships are:

  • 6G Flagship: 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem
  • FinnCERES: Competence Centre for the Materials Bioeconomy
  • FCAI: Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence
  • iCAN: Digital Precision Cancer Medicine Flagship
  • INVEST: Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State
  • PREIN: Flagship on Photonics Research and Innovation.

Before you fill in the application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the ‘Read more’ section, especially 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. This call text is exceptionally available in English only.

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