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The second call stage deadline for the SRC programmes Climate Change and Humans (CLIMATE) and Literacy and Evidence Informed Decision-Making (LITERACY) is extended due to the coronavirus epidemic. Read more from the Academy´s website.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Academy of Finland's events and meetings to be organised in spring 2020 will be held online. In addition, some events will be cancelled or postponed. The changes will also affect strategic research´s events and meetings in the spring.
There is a sense of commitment and common purpose in the Division of Strategic Research, new Director of the Division of Strategic Research Päivi Tikka writes in her blog. Päivi is looking forward to developing interaction further between the Division and society at large, and to increasing dialogue with policymakers.
The Strategic Research Council (SRC) decided on 9 March 2020 to invite 27 consortia to the second stage of the SRC programme call. The selections were made based on the proposed projects’ match with the programme themes and objectives and the projects’ societal relevance, impact and scientific quality.
Academy Research Fellow, University Researcher Tiina Sikanen from the University of Helsinki wins Award for Scientific Courage. Sikanen is the deputy director of strategic research project Sustainable Drug Discovery and Development with End-of-Life Yield (SUDDEN). The award ceremony was held on 11 February.
The end of project funding often also means the end of experiments and the dissemination of lessons learned and causes the partnership networks created in the course of the project to fall apart. Programme coordinators Eveliina Saari and Riitta Kosonen explore different ways to protect the legacy of projects and keep up the momentum after funding ends.
How do policy briefs help inform decisions on public policy and what kind of impact do the briefs have? In this blog post strategic research projects CICAT2025, ScenoProt ja BIBU tell how well planned policy briefs and timing can have an impact in society.
Solutions cards offer research-based "solutions from science" for decision makers, media and all those interested in societal relevance and impact of research.
The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and research financed by the Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Council (SRC) both pursue the same goal: finding solutions to the major challenges facing society. Strategic research projects cover a wide range of both national and global sustainability targets.
A new working paper: Future of knowledge use in societal decision-making was published by Sitra 11 September 2019 and is now available in English. The working paper is an outcome of the co-operation between strategic research science advisers and Sitra employees.
As the summer came to an end, so did the first five years of our strategic research and our first strategic research programmes. The first evaluation of our strategic research programmes is scheduled for next year. Our aim is to understand the social impact of our strategic research programmes and to improve the funding instrument.