• 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

  • Prosody in conversation
    Published: 2014-03-31 15:02:43
    The visionary goal for the researchers behind Prosody in conversation is to create an artificial conversational partner. While this is far beyond the scope of the project, this goal has already revealed black holes in our knowledge [MH1] concerning human conversations. For example, state-of-the-art speech technology neither sounds like a conversational partner, nor understands fundamental aspects of human conversational behavior. Prosody in ... Read more
  • On the fortunes of stock exchanges and their reversals
    Published: 2014-03-31 14:52:40
    The changing patterns of international capital raising activities and of the flow of international cross-listings cast doubts on whether stricter regulation and disclosure requirements aiming to protect minority shareholders monotonically enhance capital market development. They suggest that there may be a point at which the costs of disclosure and regulation exceed the benefits for investors. This project aims to explore these issues by analy... Read more
  • Constitutional Amendment or Constitutional Alteration?
    Published: 2014-03-14 14:01:12
    Sweden became member of the European Union on 1 January 1995. This basic fact, however, is not mentioned in Sweden’s fundamental law. Nor does the Swedish constitution have anything to say about the important changes to the practice of public policy-making that have taken place since Sweden joined the EU. At the same time, it is indeed apparent that the basic rules of the political game in Sweden have been transformed dramatically after EU acces... Read more
  • The Rights of Homosexual, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals as Human Rights?
    Published: 2014-03-14 11:01:54
    The occurrence of hate crimes and legislation against homosexual acts by certain governments has given rise to intensified international work on different levels of society to include homosexual and bisexual acts, as well as gender transgression as part of the Human Rights. Protecting vulnerable groups from persecution is important for democratic societies and has historically been one of the conditions of citizenship; however, the implementation... Read more
  • To do research with nose and tongue: Smell and taste in the history of science
    Published: 2014-03-14 10:21:18
    Since the 17th century visual observation of nature, directly or by experiment, has been a fundament for science. Knowledge based on smell and taste has often been considered vague and subjective, since it could not be quantitatively treated, and therefore unable to give a scientific "proof". Smell and taste have therefore often been neglected in the history of science. This project aims, through a historical perspective, to examine the significa... 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