Funding for individual researchers

Academy Professor

Academy Professors are internationally leading-edge researchers and recognised experts in their field who are expected to have great scientific impact in the scientific community and in society at large. They are also expected to significantly advance research in their field and to develop creative research environments. When you apply for funding for a research post as Academy Professor, you apply for funding for your own salary for up to five years.

Academy Professor funding is open for application every 2–3 years.

Academy Research Fellow

When you apply for an Academy Research Fellowship, you apply for four-year funding towards your own salary, hiring a research team or, if necessary, other research costs. Academy Research Fellows produce high-quality, high-impact research that stimulates the renewal of science. An Academy Research Fellow is a talented early-career researcher. The funding supports the Academy Research Fellow so that they can increase their competencies and make significant career progress towards more demanding research positions and achieve an established position in the national and international research community.

Applications for Academy Research Fellowship funding are invited in the winter call.

Clinical Researcher funding

The Research Council of Finland funds part-time research by physicians and other researchers engaged in clinical practice. The aim is to promote clinical research careers in cooperation with, for example, university hospitals, and to encourage medical doctors and other researchers working in clinical practice to engage in research.

Applications for Clinical Researcher funding are invited in the winter call.

Mobility Funding

The Research Council of Finland's bilateral mobility funding promotes the international interactions of Finnish researchers as well as the internationalisation of Finnish research environments. The mobility funding concerns the following countries: China (incl. Taiwan), Germany, India and Japan. The funding is especially designed to support early-career, postdoctoral researchers.

Mobility funding is open for application each year in September.

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