Deadline: when the funding (€500,000) has been fully allocated
The Academy of Finland Funding Program 2022 for Researchers from Ukraine to Finland
The Academy of Finland has opened a call for applications to invite researchers from Ukraine to carry out research in Finland. The aim of the call is to support researchers who are prevented from working in Ukraine because of the Russian attack and who need physical protection to be able to carry out their research.
The Finnish Government has proposed to Parliament that the second supplementary budget for 2022 include an appropriation of 500,000 euros to the Academy of Finland for this call.
The funding covers the researcher’s mobility costs (necessary travel and living expenses) for research to be carried out in Finland. Funding for the actual research work must be obtained from other sources.
- The applicant is a researcher from Finland.
- The funding can be applied for to invite a researcher from Ukraine to Finland. The researcher to be invited may still be in Ukraine or may have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion.
- Indicative size of funding: €43,500/year for individual researcher, €57,000/year for researcher with family
At the core of the Academy of Finland’s activities is to provide funding for excellent scientific research. The research we fund is also expected to have high scientific and social impact and follow the principles of responsible science.
Before you fill in your application in the online services (SARA), carefully read the call text and the funding terms and conditions. If the call text and the funding terms and conditions conflict, the terms and conditions should always be considered primary. If the translated English or Swedish version of the call text is in conflict with the Finnish call text, the Finnish version should always be considered primary.
The funding to be distributed through this call depends on the Finnish Parliament’s decision to allocate the necessary funds to the Academy in the second supplementary budget for 2022.
Who can apply?
The applicant is a researcher who is based in Finland and has close connections to Finland. The applicant must have a doctoral degree. The applicant acts as the contact person of the invitee and undertakes to assist in practical matters ,such as in finding accommodation and a workspace for the duration of the visit.
Special terms and restrictions
Only one researcher can be invited with one application. One applicant may submit no more than three applications.
The funding is granted in the form of an appropriation. The funding may be allocated to the invitee for a maximum period of 24 months. More information on the appropriation is available under ‘Funding to be applied for and funding period’ in the call text.
The invitee must have a clear affiliation with a Ukrainian university, research institute or similar research facility where their research work has been prevented due to the consequences of the Russian attack on Ukraine. The researcher has been or is at risk of being forced to flee Ukraine as a result of the war in 2022.
The Academy of Finland requires that the site of research make sure that funding is not channelled to a researcher who has supported the Russian war in Ukraine.
If the applicant has ongoing Academy funding or completed projects for which a final report has not yet been submitted, they must prepare a progress report. This does not apply to applicants acting as the responsible person in funding schemes where the funding recipient is an organisation or to applicants who are subproject PIs in consortia. Read more about drafting the report. If you have not submitted a final report on a completed, Academy-funded project by the set deadline, we may decide not to process your application.
Members of the Academy Board, research councils and the Strategic Research Council will not be granted Academy funding during their terms.
Funding cannot be granted to a person who has participated in the planning of the call to an extent likely to give them a comparative advantage over other applicants.
We will not process an application if the applicant has been found guilty of research misconduct in the three years preceding the year of the call.
Application parts and guidelines
The application consists of a form completed in the online services and its PDF appendices. Applicants may submit the application in English, Finnish or Swedish.
Most of the links below take you to the A–Z index of application guidelines on our website.
The online application contains the following parts
- Personal details
- Degrees (most recent one first); parental leaves etc. may be filled in under ‘Additional information’
- Titles of docent and professorships
- Maximum length three pages
- CV following the template
- Details on the Finnish site of research
- Title of research project in English and Finnish/Swedish
- Research fields (at least one, no more than five). See the research field classification.
- Keywords in English and Finnish/Swedish
- Maximum length 2,500 characters including spaces
- Brief overview of scientific and societal objectives, research methods and data as well as expected research results and impact
- See guidelines on the abstract.
Most relevant publications and other key outputs
- Up to ten of your most important project-relevant publications and up to ten of your most important other outputs, with justifications
- You can retrieve publication details from the VIRTA publication information service. Also see our how-to guide for the online services.
- There are separate fields for selected publications and other research outputs. If the desired output type is not listed, select ‘Other, what?’ and enter the name of the output.
- Details on publications may also be entered manually. Obligatory information: author(s), title, year of publication, name of series/journal, type of publication (the type will not show in the PDF version of the application).
- The information is used to assess the competence of the applicant or consortium to carry out the project.
- International mobility for which funding is applied
- Read more about the Academy’s aims concerning mobility.
- The invitee acts as the project’s foreign collaborator. Enter the invitee’s name, organisation and country.
- The invitee’s key merits and justifications for choosing the invitee as collaborator are described in the research plan (item 4).
- Use of research infrastructure: Indicate what kinds of equipment, resources or data reserves provided by national or international research infrastructures the project will use. The menu includes infrastructures included in Finland’s national roadmap and/or ESFRI’s roadmap. Other possible infrastructures are entered in a free-text field. Read more about research infrastructures.
- Part of a Finnish Centre of Excellence. Read more about Centres of Excellence.
- Finnish Flagships: Read more about the Finnish Flagship Programme.
- Preliminary ethical review for project and/or animal testing permit (yes/no)
- Found guilty of research misconduct (yes/no); we will not process a funding application if the applicant has been found guilty of research misconduct in the three years preceding the year of the call.
- Guilty of illegal employment within the meaning referred to in section 7(2) of the Act on Discretionary Government Transfers (yes/no)
- If necessary, the research ethics description is entered under section 1.1 of the research plan.
- See the ethical guidelines.
Funding for the project – The Academy of Finland Funding Program 2022 for Researchers from Ukraine to Finland
- Enter the funding period. The funding period is a period of at least two (2) years when the funding is available. Please note that the planned dates of the visit (e.g. 12 months starting in summer 2022) must be indicated in section 2 of the research plan.
- Enter the travel expenses.
- Enter other costs.
- You must immediately notify us if you receive funding from other sources for the same purpose after your application to the Academy has been submitted.
- Commitment by site of research. Make sure that the Finnish site of research (usually a university or research institute) is committed to supporting the project. Read more in the guidelines on the commitment by the site of research.
Public project description – The Academy of Finland Funding Program 2022 for Researchers from Ukraine to Finland
- Maximum length 1,000 characters including spaces
- Popular and reader-friendly description of the research project in English and Finnish/Swedish
- We will use the project description in our communications on the funded research project. It is important that the public description is written for a general audience. The project description is also stored at fi, a service that makes available information on research conducted in Finland.
- Read the guidelines on the public project description.
- If you have ongoing Academy funding or completed projects for which no final report has yet been submitted, the projects to be reported are available on a separate tab in the online services. This does not apply to applicants acting as the responsible person in funding schemes where the funding recipient is an organisation or to applicants who are subproject PIs in consortia.
- Maximum length per project is 1,500 characters including spaces.
- Describe the progress or key achievements of the project and how the project is related to the funding being applied for.
- Read more about drafting the report.
- Also see the How-to guides for the online services.
- Appendices must be PDF files.
- Research plan, maximum length five pages. See the guidelines on the structure of the research plan.
- Complete list of publications by the applicant. Read the guidelines on the structure of the list of publications.
- CV for the invitee, clearly indicating highest academic degree, date of birth and previous visits to Finland on grants or other funding during the last five (5) years.
- You can authorise another person to supplement or view your application.
- Start by entering the person’s name in the field. If the person has an account in the online services (SARA), they can be selected from the list.
- The person must have an account in the Academy’s online services (SARA). You cannot authorise more than one person at a time to edit a field in your application, and you cannot edit that same field while the authorisation is active.
- Do not authorise yourself.
- See technical instructions on the authorisation process in the how-to guides for the online services.
Submit application – The Academy of Finland Funding Program 2022 for Researchers from Ukraine to Finland
- You can submit the application when you have filled in or attached all the necessary information.
- A red warning triangle on the tab tells you that some information is missing.