The Academy of Finland is an expert organisation in science and research. It funds high-quality scientific research, provide expertise in science and science policy and strengthen the position of science and research. It is a government agency within the administrative branch of the Finnish Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
- grant funding in open competitive calls for scientific research and researcher training and improve framework conditions for research,
- provide expertise to Finnish and international collaborative networks,
- collect and analyse data on science and scientific research,
- assume other science policy expert roles.
At organisation level, the Academy of Finland consists of three research councils (the Research Council for Biosciences, Health and the Environment; the Research Council for Culture and Society; the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering), the Finnish Research Infrastructure Committee, the Strategic Research Council and the Administration Office.