Funding for sport science research projects from Ministry of Education, Science and Culture 2020

1 September 2020
5 October 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time

This funding call has closed. Please note that the Academy’s new website was launched on 6 October 2020. Some links in this call text may therefore not work. If you have questions about the call, get in touch with the call’s contact persons.

  • up to 400,000 euros per project
  • applied for by a scientific research organisation; project must have a PI

The Academy of Finland takes care of the review of the scientific quality of sport science research project applications submitted to the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The Ministry makes the funding decisions and takes care of the payment of funds. The review cooperation concerns new applications for funding (i.e. discretionary government grants) addressed to the Ministry. Applications are submitted in the Academy’s online services. We will forward the review reports to the Ministry.

The principal investigator of the project must have obtained a doctoral degree.

The review of applications follows the Academy’s practices and criteria. We mainly use foreign experts as reviewers. We ask you to submit your application in English to facilitate international peer review and ensure an equal and smooth processing of applications. In addition to scientific quality, the review will focus on how the applications meet the policy lines indicated in the Ministry’s application guidelines. This aspect will be assessed by the National Sports Council, which will submit its statement to the Ministry.

The Ministry will make the funding decisions in spring 2021. The funding period can start as early as 1 January 2021. Due to the Ministry’s decision schedule, however, the recommended start date is 1 April 2021.

Before you log in to the online services (SARA) to fill in the application, carefully read the call text below as well as the Ministry’s call text.

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. Click on the link below to print the text or save it in PDF format.

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