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.
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
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.
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:
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.