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Applying for the State Research Funding

The state research funding of the Turku University Hospital expert responsibility area is distributed to the research projects of university level health research based on the Health Care Act (1326/2010) as funding you need to apply for. The expert responsibility area covers the hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Satakunta and Vaasa. The funding replaces the previous EVO (erityisvaltionosuus) funding system. 

The goals of university level health research are

  1. to promote public health and welfare by the means of high-quality and effective health research performed in the health care service system
  2. to advance the quality of health care and patient safety
  3. to produce new information and to ensure its distribution and application in health care and elsewhere in the society.

Municipalities, joint authorities, state mental institutes and service providers assigned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health that manage an operational healthcare unit of the Tyks expert responsibility area can apply for the funding (Health Care Act 1326/2010 & The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health's decree on service providers qualified to apply for research funding of university level health research and eligible for compensation of medical and dentist education, 1125/2013) A single researcher or a research group can submit their application to their respective aforementioned organisation, who then submit the whole organisation's application to the research committee.

Applications are assessed in project work groups consisting of medical and healthcare science experts. The main focus points of assessment are the project's scientific level and the relevance to the development of healthcare and healthcare service system. 

Project funding is applied by separate application forms. The forms are in Excel format (and In Finnish).

NB! If you are asked to provide user info or a user card, click "Cancel" twice.

application instructions 2015 (In Finnish)

senior and post doc researchers: State research funding form A 2015 (In Finnish)

midterm report: State research funding form B 2015 (In Finnish)

doctoral students: State research funding form C 2015 (In Finnish)

The doctorate application form requires the dissertation's year of registering, which is a prerequisite for the grant.

Detailed information about application criteria and the process can be found in the application instructions document.

The health care units must compile the applications of their organisation by the deadline date and send them to the research office of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland. The researchers of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland submit their applications by the deadline date directly to the research office.

Postal address: Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Research office, PO Box 52, 20521 Turku

Street address: Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8, building 9, 2nd floor

The application must be submitted in a single one-sided copy that should not be stapled. Write "State research funding" in the envelope.

Additional information can be requested from the chairmen of the work groups, professor Jaakko Hartiala (clinical studies), tel 02 313 1660 and professor Helena Leino-Kilpi (service system and impact studies), tel. 02 333 8404 and chief physician of research Päivi Rautava, tel. 050 300 5846.

Päivitetty: 13/01/2015 14:18
Luotu: 07/11/2014 21:14