AKA - Academy of the 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 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 tasks are to promote scientific research and its application, to develop international scientific cooperation, to act as an expert in science policy, to grant funding for scientific research, researcher training and the development of framework conditions for research, to implement other science policy expert tasks.

Contact Person (s) : 
Senior Science Adviser Merja Kärkkäinen and Science Adviser Sanna Marjavaara