Structure of research plan – mobility seminar

This structure of the research plan applies to applications for mobility funding concerning organising joint seminars with Japan or China.

Fill in the research plan in the Academy’s online services on the tab ‘Research plan’. Read the call text carefully before you start writing the plan. Also, familiarise yourself with the review guidelines and review form. Please note that the research plan cannot be submitted as a separate PDF appendix.

The maximum length of the research plan is five pages. The font is Source Sans Pro (font size 12 pt, line spacing 1.15 and margins 20 mm). All bibliographic references must be added directly into the text, for example as follows: (Author(s) Year or [number]). You cannot use footnotes. The list of references (no more than 1 page) does not count towards the length of the research plan.

Fill in the sections of the plan where applicable and according the practices of your own discipline.

See the How-to guides for the online services on our website for the technical instructions.

1. Presentation of project and seminar plan, specification of funding

1.1 Describe the research associated with the joint seminar

  • How the project and the methods used are linked to previous international and/or national research (state of the art)
  • Research-based starting points and possible preliminary research
  • Aims and objectives
  • Research data, materials and methods
  • Schedule for implementation
  • Expected research results and their anticipated scientific impact, potential for scientific breakthroughs and for the renewal of science and research
  • Possible issues related to research ethics

1.2 Justify how the project addresses the special objectives of the mobility call.

  • Describe how the project strengthens scientific cooperation between the countries.
  • Describe how the project promotes the international interaction of Finnish researchers and the internationalisation of research environments.

1.3 Preliminary plan for seminar

  • Schedule, format, themes, speakers, other participants
  • Indicate whether the seminar is open in full or in part, or whether information on the research will be disseminated in other ways.

1. 4 Specification of funding

  • Outline how the research funding for Finnish party to the project has been or will be organised (source and amount).
  • Specify the funding to be applied for from the Academy. If the seminar will be organised abroad, please list the persons to whom funding is applied for, describe their roles in the seminar (invited speaker, other performer, participant) and indicate their proportion of the funding applied for (indicate travel expenses and living expenses separately). Enter the mobility of these persons also on the tab ‘Mobility’ in the online services. If the seminar will be organised in Finland, specify the funding (e.g. for rents, coffee, printing and mailing). Funding may also be granted to cover basic seminar facilities.
  • Indicate on what the sums are based (e.g. Academy grants table, own organisation’s travel guidelines, or experiences of the local prices).

2. Research teams

2.1 Describe the tasks and roles and key project-relevant merits of the following persons:

  • Finnish principal investigator
  • Foreign principal investigator – this information should also be entered on the tab ‘Collaborators’.
  • Other Finnish and foreign persons to whom mobility funding is being applied for from the Academy or from abroad
  • Mention other key Finnish organisations and their responsible persons if the research or seminars involve actors from different organisations. A separate application is required from each organisation if funding is applied for to different organisations.

2.2 Research environment

  • Local, national and/or international research environment, incl. research infrastructures. Enter the available infrastructures also on the online services under Affiliations.

2.3 How the research teams complement each other

  • Is the research cooperation behind the mobility new or does it continue previous cooperation? If it continues previous cooperation, describe how long the cooperation has continued and what the previous results are (briefly).
  • Contents of research, research methods and equipment, etc.
  • Importance of project for attainment of research objectives, etc.

3. Participation of early-career researchers or other possible added value

3.1 Describe the added value of the mobility cooperation.

  • Describe how the project promotes researcher training and/or research careers.
  • Estimate the number of early-career researchers participating in the research and the number of all planned visits.
  • Justify possible other added value.

4. Special added value produced

4.1 Please indicate if there is any particular added value to be expected from the project with regard to:

  • Scientific, industrial or social applicability of results (IPR)
  • Knowledge transfer (e.g. collaboration between junior and senior researchers)
  • Sustainability and broad impact

5. References

  • List of all the sources used in the research plan.
  • The list (no more than 1 page) does not count towards the length of the research plan.
  • Please note that the text type, font size and line spacing of the list are the same as elsewhere in the research plan.

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