The third Strategic Research (SRC) call: letter of intent submission latest 11.1.2017
The call for letter of intents will open 1.12.2016 and end 11.1.2017.
The new SRC programmes are
- Changing society and active citizenship (Muuttuvat hallinnan tavat ja aktiivinen kansalaisuus )
- Adaptation and resilience for sustainable growth (Sopeutuminen kestävän kasvun edellytyksenä)
- Keys to sustainable growth (Kestävän kasvun avaimet)
Common crosscutting priority areas for all programmes are: exploiting information in decision-making and achieving sustainable growth in society.
In the SRC call, a consortium can apply for funding if it includes minimum three subprojects, it consists of a minimum two organisations and it involves at least three fields of science.
Letter of intent
- The Letter of intent should be submitted as single applicant, not as a consortium application. The consortium PI is responsible for submitting the letter of intent to the Academy's online services, on behalf of the whole consortium.
- The cost estimate is submitted only as a single number for the whole consortium (see below for more detail).
- Appendices to letter of intent
- Research and interaction plan (the maximum length of a letter of intent is six pages and it shall be structured according to the instructions given by the SRC)
- Curricula vitae and lists of publications of the consortium PI
- Curricula vitae and lists of publications of the Work Package leaders
Costs and funding
- The funding is granted according to full cost model and the Academy´s funding share is 100 %.
- The project costs for the whole consortium are neither declared by partner nor by cost category, but entered as a yearly lump sum under "Other costs" in the application form. All other cost lines shall be left empty.
- Funding is primarily granted to cover salaries of researchers with a doctoral degree and other costs.
- The programmes cover also the salaries of the consortium PI and eventually of a project coordinator.
Funding periods are programme-specific
- Changing Society and Active Citizenship programme
- The projects will run for four years, 1.9.2017 - 31.8.2021. The funding will be granted in a single section.
- The research and interaction plan should cover the entire four-year funding period.
- The programme will provide funding to 2–4 consortia and it is estimated that the funding will amount to 2-5 M€ per consortium.
- Adaptation and resilience for sustainable growth and Keys to sustainable growth programmes
- The projects will run for six years, 1.1.2018 - 31.12.2023. The funding will be granted in two section (3 years + possible 3 year after midterm evaluation).
- The research and interaction plan should cover the entire six-year funding period.
- The programmes will provide funding to 12–18 consortia in total and it is estimated that the funding will amount to 2-4 M€ per consortium for the first three-year funding period.
- Consortium PI
- An applicant can be the consortium PI only in one consortium.
- The consortium PI cannot be also a Work Package leader.
- A consortium PI that received funding from the SRC’s 2015 or 2016 calls is not eligible to apply for funding in this call
- Directors of Academy of Finland’s Centres of Excellence cannot act as SRC consortium PIs.
- Work Package leader
- A person can act as WP leader only in one application in each SRC programme.
- Consortium PI
Evaluation and decisions
According to preliminary information, the decisions regarding which applicants will be invited to submit a full application will be made on 13.3.2017. The deadline of the full applications is 26.4.2017 and the decisions on the funded consortia is planned for autumn 2017.
- Info event 29.11.2016 at 8.30-12.00 in Helsinki (Academy of Finland, Hakaniemenranta 6). You can also participate in the event remotely: www.aka.fi/stn-info2016.
- More information is available from the call for applications (only in Finnish, Academy of Finland webpages and Inside.
- Help and advice for preparing the applications by contacting the research liaison officer or grant writer of your school.
You can find the information on the funded SRC consortia here.