Guides for reviewers

The guidelines for reviewers include practical directions for experts who review funding applications submitted to the Academy. 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 Academy 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 Academy of Finland, and for anyone interested in how the review panels work.

Review forms for September 2020 call: 

Instructions for reviewers (September 2020 call):

Other review forms 2020:

Other instructions for reviewers 2020:

Review forms for April 2020 call:

Guides for reviewers (April 2020 call):

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