Applying for FiDiPro funding

The FiDiPro funding allows Finnish research teams to invite international top researchers to work in Finland for 2–5 years.

The application process takes place at two stages. The projects invited to proceed to the second stage are selected on the basis of short proposals.

Applications for FiDiPro funding are submitted by a Finnish university or research institute. The projects can also be organised as parallel projects between research organisations and companies.

At the first stage the applicants are asked to use the Plan of Intent form. The second stage proposals are submitted electronically via Tekes online service.

FiDiPro Professor funding is intended for inviting international professor-level top researches to Finland.

FiDiPro Fellow funding is intended for inviting international top researchers to Finland. Under the title FiDiPro Fellow, funding is granted to promising top researchers past their post doc stage (eg. associate/assistant professor, junior professor, researcher).

FiDiPro funding is granted to research projects for a fixed term with a funding period of 2 to 5 years.The top researcher recruited should work a minimum of 4 months per year in Finland. During the whole project period, the top researcher should work in Finland for at least 12 months.

The projects should pay special attention to creating new competence and harnessing it for the needs of business life.