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Supporting joint Fin-US Research Collaboration

The Research Council of Finland (formerly Academy of Finland)  has established yearly joint calls with both the NSF and the NIH, for which only Finnish-US research collaborations are eligible. In response launched the Finnish-American Research & Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with the Research Council of Finland a light-weight matching and preparatory program for US and Finnish researchers – the FARIAincubator.

Check out webinar recordings and materials.

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The FARIAincubator is a program that supports joint project team creation and prepares to apply for funding. The preparation is conducted via a series of online seminars which aim to share up to date information of the joint Finnish-US calls and coaching by experienced grant writers. 

Participation is free of cost.

Added value for participating researchers:

  • Reach new potential collaborators specific to your field of interest

  • Qualify for joint Research Council of Finland/NIH/NSF funding by partnering 

  • Stay up to date on funding criteria and application processes

  • Increase the quality of your proposal and thereby success chances for funding 

Target group/areas:
We operate in areas where Finland’s scientific expertise is globally leading, nationally supported by well-established cross-institutional excellence clusters and established funding mechanisms.

Matching process:
Already existing Fin-US tandems of researchers can simply register for the seminars as soon as they are announced.

Alternatively, U.S. and Finnish researchers can submit collaboration ideas on our "Wanted"-page, and we will communicate these collaboration opportunities throughout the year via our communication channels.  

The program is structured as follows:
Step 1    Researcher matching  
Step 2    Academy of Finland Seminar:     April 27th 
Step 3    Grant writing workshops and mentoring sessions:    May-September
Step 4    Joint proposal development/refinement:    May-October
Step 5    Academy of Finland Seminar: Updates on imminent calls:    October**
Step 6    Submission of proposals:    Fall 2023**

Collaborating US Universities:

  • Stanford University

  • University of Colorado

  • University of Maine

  • University of Michigan

  • University of Minnesota

Others pending still final approval. 

** Exact dates to be confirmed, depends on the Academy’s budget situation and the timing of the next joint calls.


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