Academy of Finland is preparing two new Academy Programmes

The Academy of Finland has decided to launch two new Academy Programmes: Environmental Health in a Changing Climate and Molecular Regulatory Mechanisms of Life. Funding is provided for at least four years. The Academy has reserved 8 million euros for the former and 7 million euros for the latter. The preparations for the new programmes will kick off and the first calls will open in spring 2019.

Molecular Regulatory Mechanisms of Life is an Academy Programme that aims to increase our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the interaction between an organism’s endogenous and exogenous factors and the genome. The other Academy Programme, Environmental Health in a Changing Climate, aims to provide the knowledge base needed when selecting best practices for adapting to climate change.

New Academy Programmes were selected among 205 proposals. The online survey also enabled dialogue between respondents. The proposals were discussed at a workshop between the Academy’s research councils in March. In particular, the final selection was based on the timeliness of the topics and their appropriateness for programme-based funding.

Academy Programmes are research programmes funded by the Academy of Finland. They are science-driven, thematic and target-oriented bodies of research projects that are aimed at supporting scientific regeneration and increasing scientific and societal impact. Academy Programmes support multi- and interdisciplinary research of the highest quality, promote networking between researchers and provide platforms for international research cooperation.

More information:

  • Academy of Finland advising at JYU: research funding advisor Satu Huhtala, satu.m.huhtala@jyu.fi, p. 0400-248085