Post-doctoral programme for research on civil society
The programme has been initiated by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s (RJ) Sector Committee for Research on Civil Society. This effort aims at supporting younger researchers who have received their doctor’s degree in 2002 and later. The programme is being financed by RJ in cooperation with the Swedish Union of Tenants, Sensus Educational Association and the Swedish Association of Health Professionals, and consists of research grants during a period of at most, three years. The first call for applications was made in June 2007 with 1 October as the application deadline.
A total of 38 applications were received and reviewed by a Scandinavian panel of experts. On 13 December 2007, the board of directors determined, following the recommendations of this panel, to award research grants extending over three years to the following applicants:
Jens Sörensen, PhD, History Department, Lund University, is awarded SEK 2.7 million for the project Civilsamhället och den nya bistånds- och säkerhetspolitiken (Civil society and the New Politics of Aid and Security).
Urban Markström, PhD, Department of Social Work, Umeå University, and Magnus Karlsson, PhD, Ersta Sköndal University College, are jointly awarded SEK 2.8 million for the project Idealitet i omvandling. Det civila samhällets organisationer på det psykiatriska området (Transformations in Idealism. Civil Society’s Organisations within Psychiatry).
Susanne Lundåsen, PhD, Ersta Sköndal University College, is awarded SEK 2.3 million for the project Föreningslivets inflytande i det lokala (Influence on the Local of Social Association Activities).
Magnus Jegermalm, PhD, Ersta Sköndal University College, is awarded SEK 1.2 million for the project Det civila samhället i en skandinavisk välfärdsstat – trender av informell omsorg och frivilliginsatser (Civil Society in a Scandinavian Welfare State – Trends within Informal Care and Volunteer Efforts).
For more information please contact Mats Rolén, tel. +46 (0) 8-506 264 17.
Updated 15 September 2008.