The funding granted by the Strategic Research Council (SRC) is intended for extensive, multidisciplinary research consortia that carry out research with an emphasis on active interaction and engagement with users and beneficiaries of research.
The funding instrument for strategic research provides funding to long-term multidisciplinary research that seeks solutions to the challenges facing Finnish society. The funding also supports the regeneration and competitiveness of business and industry and the development of working life and the Finnish public sector. At the same time, the funding instrument contributes to developing a method for improved evidence-based policy and for disseminating high-quality research knowledge to users across society.
The funding decisions are made by the Strategic Research Council (SRC). The SRC also monitors funded projects and assesses their impact. Suitable themes for strategic research are discussed and surveyed each year.