To apply for the right to pursue doctoral studies, you need a research plan. The research plan must include a schedule and information on funding. We have developed a research plan template based on the Academy of Finland's research plan structure. If you wish, you can also use a different template, but please make sure that your research plan contains all the information provided in a potential job advertisement for a salaried PhD position.
In your application, much value is placed on the quality of your research plan. Therefore, it is wise to discuss your plan – and refine it based on feedback – beforehand with a potential supervisor. It is also rather clear that it is advisable to read the supervisor's scholarly work as well.
Research plan template >
Research plans are requested primarily in English, as international experts can participate in the evaluation of applications. You may also submit a research plan in Finnish or Swedish.