Autumn 2023: Polish My Funding Formula! – Three-part interdisciplinary funding application workshop


are you planning to apply for funding from Academy of Finland or from a foundation? Would you like to have support and comments for your application from a peer?  

Join our three-part workshop where applications are polished together in a supportive atmosphere. This is a workshop supporting researchers in planning and writing their funding application, and all researchers affiliated with the Department of Social Research are welcome. The workshop is organized by applicants for applicants, with the aim of providing a supportive space and practical help for the application process.  

The peer-review workshop supports your application process from the early stages of developing a project idea to finalizing your research plan:  

(1) In the first meeting, pre-submitted idea papers are discussed in peer groups. The first meeting also includes speakers with experience of evaluation processes, as well as successful applicants who will share their insights on how to write a successful application.  

(2) The second part in November (September for foundation funding applicants) includes peer reviewing, during which you will be paired with a colleague representing a discipline other than your own. You will receive interdisciplinary feedback on your application from a peer, who may see the application differently than your typical (yet important) commentator, such as a colleague or other familiar collaborator. Each participant will get feedback from at least one peer and comment on one application.  

(3) The third part in January includes a writing clinic, which provides a supportive space and practical advice for finalizing your application.  

The workshop particularly supports researchers writing an application for the Academy of Finland, but those planning to apply for foundation funding are equally welcome to participate! You can submit your idea paper and research plan in either Finnish or English.   

Important dates / workshop schedule:    

  • Register for the workshop by 30.6.2023.  
  • Submit your idea paper by 13.8.2023.  
  • 29.8.2023, at 13–16, (Publicum, sh469): First workshop meeting – idea papers. 
  • Early September 2023: peer commenting of research plans for foundation applicants.  
  • November 2023: peer commenting of research plans for Academy of Finland applicants.  
  • January 2024 (date TBA): writing clinic for finalizing applications.  

Read more, register & save your seat before 30.6.2023:  

Welcome! For any questions about the workshop, please contact Liina Rintala; liemri(at)   

The event is organized by KULTVA, SELMA, and the Research Centre for Culture and Health. 

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