Survey on strategic research themes has closed – thank you for your suggestions and comments!

12 Nov 2021

Our survey on strategic research themes for 2023 has now closed. By the deadline, we received a total of 116 proposals to support the theme preparation of the Strategic Research Council (SRC). A total of 343 users logged in to complete the survey, resulting in a active and very useful discussion.

All proposals and comments will be examined as part of the theme preparation process. The preparation will continue next at the SRC and in early 2022 with stakeholder workshop. The SRC will again organise an open consultation in May 2022, where interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the draft theme proposal. After the event, the SRC will take a decision on the proposal to be submitted to the Government. Based on the Government’s decision, the SRC will, in autumn 2022, prepare the SRC programme and call that will be launched in 2023. In previous years, the SRC has submitted at least two themes for decision by the Finnish Government and, following the Government’s decision, launched new SRC programmes. However, cuts have been proposed to the funding of strategic research, which would have an impact as of 2023. Preparations have therefore been made taking into account that the SRC would submit only one theme proposal to the Government.

We would like to warmly thank all who participated in the survey for their valuable suggestions and comments. Active participation in the process supports the preparation of high-quality proposals.

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