FiDiPro Finland Distuinguished Professor Programme 2015 (First phase)

Application period: Wed 01.10.2014 - Thu 26.02.2015

FiDiPro - the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme enables distinguished researchers, both international and Finnish expatriates to work and team up with the Finnish academic research.

FiDiPro programme provides competitive grants to projects recruiting highly merited scientists, who are able to commit to long-term cooperation with a Finnish university or research institute.

The application process takes place at two stages. The projects invited to proceed to the second stage are selected on the basis of the first phase proposals. Applications for FiDiPro funding are submitted by a Finnish research organisation. The projects can also be organised as parallel projects between research organisations and companies.

Tekes FiDiPro call for proposals 2015:  the first phase FiDiPro project proposals should be at Tekes on  26th February 2015.

The first-stage proposals are submitted using the FiDiPro Plan of Intent form. The form and the necessary attachments should be sent by email to the following address: kirjaamo(at)

More detailed application guidelines and forms:

The FiDiPro projects funded by Tekes can be either:

  1. parallel projects between companies and research organisations
    In a parallel project, each party submits its own funding application to Tekes. A joint project plan is drawn up for parallel projects, enabling each party to implement its own part of the project.
    More information about parallel projects (In Finnish) 

  2. Public research networked with companies
    More information about public research networked with companies

Tekes funds projects that pay special attention to creating new competence in view of the needs of business life and the Finnish innovation environment. In Public research networked with companies projects, the companies’ funding share should cover as a minimum 5 % of the project’s eligible funding costs.

Tekes will give emphasis to projects that are related to the following themes: natural resources and resource efficiency, digitalisation, wellbeing and health, new business ecosystems, market access.

Two options: FiDiPro Professor or FiDiPro Fellow

FiDiPro Professor funding is intended for inviting highly merited international professors 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).  In this call, Tekes is asking applications especially for FiDiPro Fellow funding.

More information

Senior Adviser
Hanna Rantala
Tel. +358 50 5577 797

More detailed application guidelines and forms: