The Academy of Finland’s Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment has decided to award funding to five Academy Research Fellows and one Clinical Researcher at the University of Oulu.
The Academy Research Fellowship funding is intended for early-career researchers on a fast career track who have formed international networks and who are conducting scientifically high-quality and high-impact research that contributes to scientific renewal. This was the first application round where funding was allocated based on the Academy’s reform of the funding schemes available to early-career researchers. In this first round, applicants were eligible if they had completed their doctorate between two and nine years ago. The goal of the funding scheme is to support early-career researchers who can make significant career progress towards to more demanding research positions and achieve an established position in the national and international research community.
Academy Research Fellowships 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2027
Koskimäki, Janne: Methanotroph communities filtering methane produced by coniferous forest trees (METCOM), 674 817 EUR
Åström, Pirjo: Novel mechanisms of central nervous system antiviral defense, 499 446 EUR
Huttunen, Kaisa-Leena: Greener rivers in the warming Arctic? Anticipating the short- and long-term effects of additional nutrient inputs, 614 637 EUR
Ponnikas, Suvi: Why, where and how: understanding the evolution of recombination rate variation, 635 841 EUR.
Galera Prat, Albert: Regulation and activation of mono-ADP-ribosyltransferases: molecular insight from structural biology and biophysics, 595 000 EUR
Read more in the Academy of Finland’s press release: Academy of Finland grants funding for new Academy Research Fellowships in biosciences, health and environmental research
The aim of the Clinical Researcher funding scheme is not only to fund high-quality scientific research, but also to enable medical doctors and other researchers working in clinical practice to carry out part-time research while working with patients.
Clinical Researcher 01.09.2023 – 31.08.2027
Tolonen, Jussi-Pekka: Childhood-Onset Diseases of the Cerebellum: Epidemiology, Novel Disorders, and Disease Modelling Using Cerebellar Organoids, EUR 230 554
Read more in the Academy of Finland’s press release: Academy of Finland grants funding to support clinical research
Source (text and image): The University of Oulu