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 funding for a research post as Academy Research Fellow, you apply for funding for your own salary for five years. Academy Research Fellows work on research plans that have been rated to be of a high scientific quality. They have built extensive research networks, and the funding allows them to develop their academic leadership skills and establish themselves as independent researchers in the international scientific community.

Academy Research Fellow funding is open for application each year in September.

Postdoctoral Researcher funding

When you apply for funding for a research post as Postdoctoral Researcher, you apply for funding for your own salary for three years. Postdoctoral Researcher funding supports the most talented researchers who have recently completed their doctoral degree in gaining competence for demanding researcher or expert positions.

Postdoctoral Researcher funding is open for application each year in September.

Clinical Researcher funding

The Academy 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.

Clinical Researcher funding is open for application each year in September.

Mobility Funding

The Academy 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, Japan and Russia. 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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