Funding for sport science research projects from Ministry of Education, Science and Culture 2022

31 Aug 2022
5 Oct 2022 at 16.15 Finnish time
earliest 1 April 2023–31 March 2026
  • up to 400,000 euros per project
  • applied for by a 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. The applications are primarily reviewed in international panels. The panel drafts one review report on each application. The review report is subject to professional secrecy. At least two individual reviews are requested for applications with a subject that does not fit into any of the panels. 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 2023. Due to the Ministry’s decision-making schedule, the funding period may begin at the earliest on 1 April 2023.

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.

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