Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) supports research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Support is provided in several forms: programmes, projects, infrastructure for research, and also for research initiation.
For the first three, calls are issued once a year. Research initiation can be applied for at any time during the year. RJ implements proactive initiatives that may originate in, for example, RJ's sector committees. Calls for focused initiatives are issued and applications reviewed in different ways, depending on what the initiative is about.
A programme involves a large group of advanced researchers who, over a relatively long period, carry out a joint research assignment. A project, on the other hand, is a more limited research assignment, conducted by one or a few researchers for a shorter period. Infrastructural support is given for work that paves the way for future research, through the setting-up and preservation of archive collections or compilation of databases. Support for research initiation aims to facilitate conferences, seminars or workshops and the creation of new research networks.
Applications are scrutinised in two steps. Applications are assessed by RJ's review panels. Successful applicants are then invited to develop the application, which is reviewed by external experts. The Board takes the ultimate funding decision. Applications for research initiation are reviewed and decisions are taken on a continuous basis by the Executive Committee of the Board. Each application is assessed in terms of its scientific quality and international standard.
Applications for research initiation funding may be sent in at any time during the year.