Finland: AKA

Name of Funding agency

Academy of Finland / Suomen Akatemia

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


Name of the programme/initiative

Critical Materials in Circular Economy of Cities programme

Programme website

Programme owner


Program manager (executing funding organisation)


Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Jukka Tanskanen,, tel. +358 295 33 5071

Saila Seppo,, tel. +358 29 533 5109

Funding Commitment

1 000 000 euros

Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

450 000 euros per partner and 600 000 euros per project

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Lower TRL levels

Funding rates (approx.)


Major eligibility criteria
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

-        A PI requesting funding from the Academy of Finland may not participate in more than one M-ERA.NET proposal

-        Thematic restriction on research relevant for future battery technologies

-        Industrial partners not eligible to apply for funding

-        The PI‘s salary costs must not be significant in relation to the project’s total costs. A three-year research project must not include more than 4.5 months of the PI’s effective working hours.

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Only applicants who are selected for funding in the call will be invited to submit national application forms to the Academy of Finland via an invitation-only call.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Standard Academy of Finland reporting guidelines apply.

Further guidance

In general, the conditions and restrictions on Academy Projects apply to the funding