Special funding for system-level research into climate change mitigation and adaptation

1 September 2020
5 October 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
EUR 10 Million
1 Feb 2021–30 Nov 2024

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.

  • Average funding EUR 1.2–1.7 million per consortium
  • Application must include a consortium of at least three subprojects and three research fields; consortium must demonstrate previous research collaboration and verified impact
  • Funding applied for research built on the basis of a previous study and for the promotion of research impact

The call will provide funding for system-level research aimed at mitigating and adapting to climate change and for increasing the impact of the conducted research. The aim of the call is to support high-quality research and to increase the societal impact emerging from the research.

Applications are invited from extensive, multidisciplinary research consortia. Each consortium must include at least three subprojects from three different research fields (see the Academy of Finland’s research field classification; applicants must select their research fields based on the main categories). A research consortium is formed around a scientifically high-level and ambitious research plan. The purpose of the call is to provide funding for the pooling together of research already carried out and, on the basis of this, for conducting new research, while increasing the impact of research also outside the scientific community. At least two of the consortium’s parties are expected to have previous, verified research cooperation as well as national and/or international cooperation outside the scientific community or other societal impact.

The projects to be funded are required to have international cooperation and impact. The work of the consortia must be strongly based on existing research, which will be used to create new initiatives, examine larger system-level entities or further deepen existing research.

In addition to a doctoral degree, the principal investigator (PI) of the proposed project must also have other significant scientific merits. Usually the PI is a researcher at the professor or docent (adjunct professor) level. Applications are invited from consortia composed of three or more subprojects.

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. The results of Academy-funded projects must be made public and they must be produced following good scientific practice. In other words, the research must be ethical, follow the principles of sustainable development and make its results, material and data openly accessible. Equality and non-discrimination must also be considered.

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. 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.

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