Successful applicants for an Academy Research Fellowship will receive one funding decision. The full cost model is applied to the funding. The decision may include funding to cover the costs of the Academy Research Fellow’s salary or costs associated with implementation of the research plan, or both. The salary costs are determined in accordance with the pay system of the site of research. The cost items are not binding. The principles of one funding decision and flexible funding uses are important steps towards greater flexibility in the application process and in doing research, as well as towards easing the administrative burden. As a rule, the funding decisions are made for periods of four years.