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Targeted Funding on International Networking of Ageing Research in FinlandResearch Programme


Programme type

Research programme

Programme status


Total number of funded projects


Summary of key aims

The general objective of this research programme is to produce information that can help contain the problems and challenges presented by the ageing of the population. The purpose is to explore the ageing process, its nature and underlying factors as a biological, psychological, social, cultural and societal phenomenon. The aim of the programme is to enhance international networking of Finnish ageing research teams. Funding is allocated only to projects which collaborate with international research teams. A special aim of the programme is to encourage collaboration with the New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme funded by the British research councils.

Research themes in this programme include mitochondrial activity as a cause of ageing, physiological, psychosocial and genetic factors of ageing, functional capacity, the living environment of the ageing population, social determinants of health and mortality in ageing population, services for the aged and early retirement.

The aims have been focused as: 1) to help the society to deal with the problems and challenges presented by the ageing of the population, 2) to activate innovative basic and applied research of ageing issues, 3) to promote international cooperation of the Finnish researchers and 4) to promote dialogue between different disciplines and fields of inquiry witihin ageing research

Management contact

Anna-Liisa Kauppila
+358 9 7748 8291
Academy of Finland
POB 99

Admin contact

Academy of Finland, Research Council for Health
+358 9 7748 8291
Vilhonvuorenkatu 6
PO Box 99

Funding contact

Anna-Liisa Kauppila
+358 9 7748 8291
Academy of Finland
POB 99

Is the project externally evaluated?


Who has evaluated, or will evaluate, the programme?

Details of the evaluation have not been planned yet; a panel of researchers and representatives of the research councils will participate

What forms of international collaboration does the programme support?

  • ▪ Foreign collaborators working in their own countries
  • ▪ Travel for foreign collaborators
  • ▪ National researchers abroad
  • ▪ Travel for national researchers

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

  • For the funding agency ✔
  • Nationally ✔