During the 21st Century, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) has increasingly concentrated its research grants only for those researchers who have defended their doctor’s thesis. Special attention has been given to young researchers who have recently completed their doctor’s thesis and who require grants in order to establish themselves within the academic arena. In order to apply for grants one must be connected to a Swedish university, read more about how to apply on the Swedish page.
RJ works with several different types of grants. The main portion of the grants is provided in the form of project grants, which are applied for in competition during the annual call for applications. However RJ also has a number of other research grants such as different types of scholarships, among others, scholarships for travel, prizes and various kinds of grants for research positions.
Among the existing grants, there is a travel scholarship from the Nils-Eric Svensson’s (the foundation’s former Managing Director) fund, and Erik Rönnberg’s scholarship to younger researchers within the areas of pediatrics and geriatrics, to name a few. RJ has also made contributions to long-standing post-doctoral programmes together with the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) and STINT, the so-called Pro Futura programme which was initiated in 2000. During the fall of 2005, seven young and highly qualified post-doctoral students were accepted.
In addition, contributions for 16 post-doctoral research and trainee positions within the ABM sector are underway, i.e. archives, libraries and museums. Here, RJ works together with the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the responsible authorities for the cultural sectors.
Furthermore, RJ has also initiated a five-year post-doctoral programme regarding foreign politics and international security together with the VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover and Compagnia di San Paulo, Turin.