Funding from the Academy of Finland for research projects in biosciences, health and society

The funding granted to Aalto's six Academy Projects and one clinical researcher post totals 2.3 million euros.
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Kuva Mikko Raskinen, Aalto-yliopisto

The Academy of Finland's Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment, and the Council for Culture and Society have granted funding to Aalto University for six new Academy Projects. The funding granted to these projects from the September 2019 call totals 2.1 million euros.

In addition, the Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment funded a wide range of Academy Projects with a focus on early-career researchers. The council granted 214 900 euros in funding to a clinical researcher working at Aalto.
The funding periods start on 1 September 2020 and the projects are for four years. The councils decided on the financing on 27 May (Biosciences, Health and the Environment) and 28 May (Culture and Society).

Academy Projects

Aranko Sesilja, Dept. of Bioproducts and Biosystems
Functional and water-resistant composite materials from crosslinked non-canonical silks and cellulose (CrossSilk) (493 042e)

Carlson Synnöve, Dept. of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Prematurity, brain and behavior (504 250e)

Consortium PREJUDICEREDUCTION: Development of the neurobiologically and social scientifically informed approach to prejudice and its reduction
Jääskeläinen Iiro, Dept. of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (280 000e)
Jasinskaja Inga, University of Helsinki (280 000 e)
Ravaja Niklas, University of Helsinki (280 000 e)

Consortium ABE-UEFLC: Transforming anatomies of democratic planning: Combining planning-theoretical and legal perspectives on flexible regulation in Finnish land use law (TRANAPLAN)
Mattila Hanna, Dept. of Built Environment (279 548e)
Pölönen Ismo, University of Eastern Finland (280 000 e)

Consortium EXED: Executive Education as Strategy Practice: Lessons from History and Prospects for the Future
Mattila Pekka, Dept. of Marketing (280 000 e)
Kansikas Juha, University of Jyväskylä (280 000 e)

Consortium MakerStudioPeda: Materiality, maker practices and design studio pedagogy at the digital age
Mäkelä Maarit, Dept. of Design (274 602 e)
Seitamaa-Hakkarainen Satu Pirita, University of Helsinki (279 938 e)

Clinical Researcher

Nora Anni, Dept. of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering
Combining functional neuroimaging, machine learning and language learning to advance understanding on the neurobiological basis of developmental language disorder (214 900e)

Read more about the funding decisions on Academy of Finland website

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