Stanley Zimny, Flickr, 2015.

FinCEAL Plus has launched calls for funding on a rolling basis for researchers based in Finnish Higher Education Institutions and Independent Research Institutions. The purpose of the grants is to support partnership building activities between the Finnish science community and their counterparts in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this continuation phase of the FinCEAL Plus project, the application process will be carried out online and the calls are open until further notice.

Applications can be sent in at any time but applicants are advised to apply for funding at least 2 months before their planned activity. All funded activities must take place between June 1st, 2017 and September 30th, 2018. Funding for activities outside of this period cannot be applied for. Applications will be evaluated on the last week of every month. Grantees will be notified via email during the following month. Please note that applications are not processed during holiday periods.

Under this Partnership Support Instrument, researchers can apply for:

  • Open Travel Grants
  • Event Grants
  • Project Preparatory Grants and
  • Research Visit Grants

Researchers seeking to apply for the funds must be working within, and the funded activity must be related to, at least one of the FinCEAL Plus regional thematic areas:

  • Africa: renewable energy, ICT, transport, health, food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture, climate change, and space;
  • Asia: renewable energy, ICT, health, food security and safety, water management, cleantech, and nanotechnology;
  • LAC: renewable energy, ICT for societal challenges, health, bioeconomy, climate change, biodiversity and sustainable urbanization.

For more information on how to apply and the details of the Call, download the Pdf copy from here. Please make sure you carefully read the Call before applying. Links to the online application forms are included in the Call document.

PLEASE NOTE! After the application process was transferred online, we have noticed the tendency of some applicants to provide very short, insufficient answers to the questions in the electronic application forms. The forms have several open-ended questions where you are required to provide sufficient information on the proposed activity and its relevance for you and your institution.