FINA Prisen 2022

FINA Prisen 2022


French Institute Nordic Award – 2022

The four French Institutes of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden launched the French Institute Nordic Award (FINA) in 2020. This award aims to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and the Nordic countries and to reward the outstanding achievements of young researchers in this field.


The topic for the year 2022 is "Oceans". Indeed, in 2021, the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences (2021-2030) began. In 2020 France created the Ministry of the Sea, demonstrating its ambition to reaffirm and promote its polar and maritime strategy. France and Denmark are two countries that resolutely turned towards the sea and carried ambitious programs for the preservation of the marine environment, the sustainable exploitation of ocean resources and concerted maritime spatial planning. Finally, from 9 to 11 February 2022, the One Ocean Summit will be held in Brest (France), at the initiative of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron. In this context, France wishes to extend its commitment to marine research and promote the work of young Nordic researchers for the oceans.

Conditions to apply :

  • To carry out a research activity within a Danish institution (university, research institute...)
  • Being a PhD student or holder of a PhD for less than 2 years
  • Have a research project related to the ocean (all disciplines are considered)
  • Agree to take part in the presentation of your research work to the French Institutes that support the award.

Award :

The FINA recognises the quality and relevance of the work carried out by the winner. It consists of scientific mobility in Brest, a key location for oceanic research in France, and will follow the One Ocean Summit. The objective of this research exchange is to develop scientific cooperation between Nordic researchers and their French counterparts. The visit will take place in autumn 2022.

More information will be available soon.

Retroplanning :

  • 11 January 2022: Opening of the call for applications
  • 15 March 2022: Closing of applications
  • 31 March 2022: Announcement of the winners
  • 17 May 2022: Webinar between the 4 Nordic winners, followed by the FINA ceremony at the Residence of France (Stockholm, Sweden).


Application link (valid for all countries):