Special funding for research on key areas of green and digital transition 2021

11 August 2021
8 September 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time
up to 25 million euros
1 January 2022–31 December 2024
  • This funding depends on the Council of the European Union’s approval of Finland’s Recovery and Resilience Plan and on the Finnish Parliament’s approval of the budget for the funding. According to an indicative timetable, the Council is expected to approve the plan during summer 2021.
  • The projects to be funded must focus on measures supporting both the green and digital transition, respecting the principles of sustainable development and the ‘Do No Significant Harm’ principle.
  • maximum funding EUR 2 million per consortium and EUR 600,000 per consortium party
  • applied for by multidisciplinary consortia of two or more research teams; the consortium parties bring expertise in both green and digital transition; applicant consortium must collaborate with different actors and end-users of research results
  • Applicants are requested notify the topic, fields and keywords of the application by email to keyareas@aka.fi by 25 August 2021. The notification is non-binding. The information will be used in organising the scientific review.

The Academy of Finland supports the implementation of Finland’s national Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), part of the Sustainable Growth Programme for Finland, with an additional funding of 25 million euros to promote the dual digital and green transition. The present call will provide funding for research that promotes solutions related to carbon neutrality and adaptation to climate change as well as related digital technologies. The goal is to strengthen existing competence clusters (such as Finnish research flagships) in this thematic area but also to promote competence development outside the clusters. Competence clusters are characterised by strong research expertise and impact generation, and active collaborations with partners utilising research outputs and with other actors.

At the core of the Academy of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research. The research we fund is also expected to have high scientific and social 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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