Academy Project Funding 2021, all research fields

11 August 2021
29 September 2021 at 16.15 Finnish time
1 September 2022–31 August 2026
Upcoming
  • average funding 400,000–500,000 euros per project
  • for individual research teams or consortia composed of two or more research teams
  • funding to hire a research team and to cover direct research costs

Academy Project Funding 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 work as possible and to support scientific breakthroughs and top-tier international research collaboration. 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. The funding may be applied for by individual research teams or consortia composed of two or more research teams. The Academy of Finland also encourages early-career researchers with no more than ten years since their first doctorate to apply for Academy Project Funding.

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. Also see our checklist for Academy Project applicants.

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