The Academy of Finland April Call 2017 published – deadline 26.4.2017

The April Call 2017 of the Academy of Finland has now been published.

Information on the Academy’s web page. The call is open on 3.-26.4. (at 16.15 local Finnish time), unless otherwise indicated in the call text.

The Call text also includes advance information on future calls. According to the advance information, the September Call 2017 will close on 27.9.2017.


 In April 2017, the following funding can be applied for:

  • Funding for research post as Academy Professor
    • The aim of the present call is to provide funding to up to 15 new Academy Professors.
    • The Academy Professor call has two stages: Also letters of intent will be reviewed using international peer review for the first time.
    • In this call, the applicants who have previously held a research post as Academy Professor must in their application demonstrate their successful activities during their previous term, and their research plans must show scientific ambition and renewal
    • Plans are in place to open the Academy Professor funding call every two years.

  • Academy Programme: Radiation Detectors for Health, Safety and Security (RADDESS), call for letters of intent
    • This programme is aimed at developing new radiation detection technologies and measurements for applications that have a medical, safety, security or industrial context. The programme will also accommodate research into measurement methods based on existing detection technologies, as well as work aimed at significantly improving current measurement methods
    • The Academy Board has set the programme’s funding budget at 10 million euros.
  • Academy Programme: Health from Science (TERVA), call for letters of intent
    • This programme is aimed at encouraging Finnish researchers to seek bold, new research initiatives that can solve health issues related to major public health diseases
    • The Academy Board has set the programme’s funding budget at a maximum of 7 million euros. Additionally some foundations contribute to the programme.

  • Development and innovation programme ICT 2023
    • Funding may be applied for under the following three themes: 
      1. industrial internet
      2. computation, machine learning and artificial intelligence
      3. user-centred health technology and digital health services
    • The Academy’s preliminary funding budget for these thematic calls is a total of 12 million euros.
  • Funding to NSF Graduate Fellows for research in Finland
    • The US National Science Foundation (NSF) awards Graduate Research Fellow grants to talented US researchers working on their doctoral thesis for research spells in Finland.
    • Graduate Research Fellows can come to work on a research team of an Academy-funded Centre of Excellence, an Academy Professor, an Academy Research Fellow or a consortium funded by the Strategic Research Council.


For more information and advice, please contact the Research Liaison Officer or Grant Writer of your school.

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