Targeted Academy Project 2020: International Co-Investigator Scheme for Finnish-Norwegian research cooperation in engineering

1 September 2020
5 October 2020 at 16.15 Finnish time
Up to 2 million euros
1 September 2021–31 August 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.

  • Maximum total funding per individual or consortium-based Academy Project 750,000 euros (equivalent to €250,000 per year)
  • Applied for by individual researcher or consortium to hire a research team; funding intended to cover costs of Finnish and Norwegian research team
  • Finnish party applies for funding for research costs of Finnish and Norwegian parties; funding allocated to Finnish site of research, which shall conclude agreement with Norwegian site of research in accordance with section 7(2) of the Finnish Act on Discretionary Government Transfers on the use, control and conditions of use of grant

The Academy of Finland announces targeted funding to support engineering research cooperation between Finnish and Norwegian research teams under the International Co-Investigator Scheme. The funding is granted as Targeted Academy Project Funding, which is designed to promote the quality of research, scientific impact and impact beyond academia as well as scientific renewal and diversity. The aim is to attain internationally as high a scientific standard of engineering research as possible and to support scientific breakthroughs and top-tier international research collaboration. The research funded under this call will be a collaboration with one or several Norwegian parties, and the collaboration must add significant value to the project in question.

When you apply for Academy Project Funding, you apply for funding to hire a research team. 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.

Under this call, the Academy’s Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering is prepared to fund research projects with up to 2 million euros in total.

The research we fund is 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.

Please contact the Academy of Finland before you submit the application.

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