About the Academy
The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters is a broad-based learned society founded in 1908 with the principal aim of promoting scientific research and acting as a bond between those engaged in advanced research. It currently has over 700 Finnish members and 180 external members, distinguished academics from other countries on whom membership has been conferred. The Academy arranges meetings at which papers are presented and discussions held, and it also produces scientific publications and issues statements of opinion and proposals regarding science and those engaged in it. The Academy distributes some two million euros in grants every year, chiefly to young researchers.