If a project is granted funding, we will publish a description of the project on our website. The description is written by the applicant when drafting the application. Finnish- or Swedish-speaking applicants write the descriptions in Finnish or Swedish. All applicants must also write a description in English.
The public description helps the Academy of Finland and researchers to disseminate information on the funded research to a mainstream audience. The description should therefore be as readable as possible and written for a nonscientific audience.
We will use the project description in our communications on the research project. The project description is also stored on research.fi, a service that will make available information on research conducted in Finland.
The maximum length of the description is 1,000 characters including spaces.
It should contain the following information:
- topic and rationale
- data and research methods to be used (interviews, statistical data, archive resources, etc.)
- site of research
- significance and objectives of the research from the perspectives of society and science
- any other interesting aspects
- if relevant, link to the researcher’s website, if it contains more information on the topic
- if relevant, references to previous publications that are readily available at public libraries or on the internet.
Please note that we will not edit project descriptions – it is the applicants who are responsible for the content, clarity and style of the descriptions. You may edit the project description before you accept the funding.