• Grants
    RJ supports research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Support is provided in several forms: programmes, projects, infrastructure for research, and also for researc... Read
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
    Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. In 1962, the Ri... Read
  • Pro Futura
    Pro Futura is a post-doctoral programme for leading research providing particularly promising young researchers with an extended period of financing for independent ... Read

  • Comets, parhelia and fighting troops in the sky. Joen Petri Klint and the portents of the sixteenth century
    Published: 2014-09-10 16:13:52
    In the sixteenth century, uncommon phenomena like comets, northern lights and earthquakes were viewed upon as bad omens. European research in the last decade has shown that they were perceived of as messages from God, and that they, as such, played an important role during the reformation. Learned Protestants devoted themselves to interpreting the signs of nature in the light of negative events that followed. The signs were often regarded as port... Read more
  • Exclusion and filing. Education and labour market policy as measures against exclusion of people from the labour market in Sweden and the Nordic countries
    Published: 2014-09-10 16:01:12
    Globalization has caused an extensive transformation of the Nordic economies, and of the living conditions of the citizens in these countries. This primarily applies to employment, earnings and social exclusion risks. The conditions for establishing a position on the labor market and for a successful working life have changed significantly. Groups which traditionally have had a weak position on the labor market may now have become even more vuln... Read more
  • Scandinavian features in Shetland phonology
    Published: 2014-09-09 14:52:29
    Despite their relatively remote location in the North Sea, the Shetland Islands have been subject to several waves of immigration through history, from Scandinavia, Scotland, Germany, and the Netherlands, which is reflected today in language, culture and regional identity. The Scandinavian heritage is evident in several ways. The local dialect displays many Scandinavian features, which has been the topic of a number of previous studies, prima... Read more
  • Crime and Turning Points in Life: The Life Course of 846 Stockholm Boys During a Half of Century
    Published: 2014-09-09 13:19:19
    In the mid 1950s, the Swedish Government appointed a group of experts to investigate causes of juvenile delinquency, resulting in “The 1956 survey of young offenders”. Other studies on juvenile delinquency started during this time, include “100 boys from Children’s Village SKå”, about the boys that were admitted to the SKå institution due to serious social problems, and “222 Stockholm boys”, a study of a representative sample of boys from Stockho... Read more
  • Call för papers
    Published: 8/29/2014
    International workshop in Stockholm 23–24 April 2015, organised by Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s sector committee ‘Mediatisation of Culture and Everyday Life’ in cooperation with ECREA TWG Mediatization. This workshop prioritises cultural perspectives in both the aesthetic and the anthropological sense, attending to arts and cultural industries as well as cultural practices of making sense in/of their daily lives. Read more
  • Flexit call 2014
    Published: 7/3/2014
    RJ now invites applications for three Flexit jobs: three in-house research positions at three different organisations in Sweden. Flexit seeks new, flexible solutions designed to spread research and researchers outside higher education institutions (HEIs). Read more
  • The Flexit programme Progress report 2013
    Published: 5/20/2014
    The purpose of this progress or monitoring report is to support decisions on how Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s (RJ) Flexit initiative can be developed. This aim has entailed efforts to make recommendations and proposals in the report concrete and practicable. In the Flexit programme, some projects have been under way for a year and others have ended. It is a small programme with few stakeholders so far. These stakeholders’ experience and perception... Read more
  • Call for applications: Frö program 2014
    Published: 2/7/2014
    The FRÖ program is made to promote the cooperation between French and Swedish researchers by giving the possibility to have a short experience in France (1 to 4 weeks). The program intends to establish new collaboration or strengthen the existing ones between French scientists, universities or research centers. Read more