How the funding is paid

The Academy of Finland pays the funding based on invoices received. This applies to all Academy-funded sites of research. We will pay the funds as one or several instalments based on the actual costs incurred. The site of research is responsible for submitting the payment requests, not individual researchers or research teams. Personal grants awarded to individual researchers may be an exception to this rule.

The requests for payment are submitted project-by-project, i.e. by decision number, as invoices according to a specified format. Finnish companies or corporations with a business identity code may also submit the requests via the Academy’s online services. More detailed instructions on online invoices are available in the funding terms and conditions. Electronic invoices cannot include attachments, and we do not accept invoices sent as email attachments.

Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences can request advances from the Academy. The one-off advance comes to 10% of the Academy’s funding contribution. Under the Finnish Act on Discretionary Government Transfers, an advance may be paid if this is justified from the point of view of the use of the transfer. However, we do not pay advances on mobility grants, research infrastructure funding, flagship funding or funding to strengthen university research profiles.

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