Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
In 1962, the Riksdag approved a donation from Riksbanken (the Swedish Central Bank), aimed at celebrating Riksbanken’s 300th anniversary in 1968 and, simultaneously, supporting an important national objective.
RJ supports qualified research by means of providing grants to individual researchers or academic groups based in Sweden. RJ utilises two different methods in its work. One is to approve grants for qualified applications which have been directly submitted to RJ by individual researchers. The other is to undertake activities aimed at promoting research in the humanities and social sciences in Sweden, and which strengthen the position of Swedish academics internationally.