Rating scale

Applications submitted to the Academy of Finland’s calls are mainly reviewed based on a scale of 6 (outstanding) to 1 (poor).

6 (outstanding)

Demonstrates exceptional novelty and innovation; has potential to substantially advance science at global level; is a high-gain project that may include risks

5 (excellent)

Is extremely good in international comparison – contains no significant elements to be improved

4 (very   good)

Is in general sound but contains a few elements that could be improved

3 (good)

Is in general sound but contains important elements that should be improved

2 (fair)

Contains flaws; is in need of substantial modification or improvement

1 (poor)

Contains severe flaws that are intrinsic to the proposed project or the application

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