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(Visiting address: Viikinkaari 5d)
00014 University of Helsinki

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Research funding

Strategic Aim

BI relies on external research funding to maintain and grow its research activities. The institute's success in attracting funding is also a reflection of the recognition by the research community.

Therefore BI strives to increase external research funding, and to diversify its funding base, in particular from international funding sources.

Funders - international

Horizon 2020- The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
H2020 calls

European Research Council (ERC)
• Recognises the best ideas, and retains and confers status and visibility to the best brains in Europe, while also attracting talent from abroad
•  Open to researchers from all over the world
•  All topics - investigator driven research
•  The sole criterion for selection is excellence - very competitive

Call page

Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions
•Transnational mobility required for most actions

Call page

National Science Foundation ( NSF - US government)
Funds all the non-medical fields of science and engineering
Biological Sciences calls
All calls

National Institutes of Health ( NIH - US government)
Funds medical research
Currently open calls
Calls listed in Research Professional

Funders - national

Academy of Finland (English pages)
Funds high-quality scientific research
Funding opportunities
Currently open calls
More information:
Academy of Finland (Flamma)

Tekes ( English pages)
The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation
Providing public funding for research, development and innovation in Finland

Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation
The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation was established in 2002 to support high-level international research, arts and culture

Juselius Foundation (in Finnish)
Finnish medical research foundation
Calls (in Finnish)

Emil Aaltosen Säätiö (in Finnish)
Finnish foundation supporting creative scientific research by native Finnish researchers (also for 'well-integrated' - i.e Finnish speaking - researchers resident in Finland)

Suomen Kulttuurirahastoon (SKR) (English pages)
The Finnish Cultural Foundation
Promoting the arts, science and other fields of intellectual and cultural endeavour in Finland

University of Helsinki own funds
Research Services Flamma page
University's own funding
Innovation disclosures and Translational support

(last updated - 26.10.2016)