Academy of Finland ( Academy of Finland )
About Academy of Finland
The Academy of Finland’s mission is to finance high-quality scientific research, act as a science and science policy expert, and strengthen the position of science and research. The Academy is an agency within the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
The Academy works to contribute to the renewal, diversification and increasing internationalisation of Finnish research. Our activities cover the full spectrum of scientific disciplines.
We support and facilitate researcher training and research careers, internationalisation and the application of research results. We are keen to emphasise the importance of the impact of research and breakthrough research by encouraging researchers to submit boundary-crossing applications that involve risks but also offer promise and potential for scientifically significant breakthroughs.
Our funding for research amounts to 310 million euros in 2014. Each year, our funding contributes to some 8,000 people’s work at universities and research institutes in Finland.