Guides for reviewers

The guidelines for reviewers include practical directions for experts who review funding applications submitted to the Research Council. The review forms comprise review questions for each funding instrument. Applicants are advised to read the review guidelines and forms when drafting applications.  

The guidelines aim at making the reviews as smooth and high-quality as possible. When the Research Council goes through the application guidelines, scientific review criteria or practical guidelines for review panels, it will also consider the objectives of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). We continuously develop our guidelines and forms for reviewers.

This is a list of guidelines intended for reviewers of applications submitted to the Research Council of Finland, and for anyone interested in how the review panels work.

Review forms for April 2023 call:

Instructions for reviewers April 2023 call:

Other review forms 2023:

Other instructions for reviewers 2023:

Review forms for September 2022 call:

Instructions for reviewers, September 2022 call:

Review forms for April 2022 call:

Instructions for reviewers April 2022 call:

Other review forms 2022:

Other instructions for reviewers 2022:

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