Research grants


RJ has increased the size of its annual grants awarded, at a rate considerably higher than the rise in the consumer price index.

The increase has been made possible both by the Humanities and Social Sciences Donation (1994) of SEK 1.5 billion and the Erik Rönnberg Donation (early 1990s) of SEK 9 million, and by profit from financial management, which has substantially extended the foundation's asset base.

Research grants awarded, 1989–2016

Chart showing Research grants awarded, 1989–2015


For the ten-year period 2007–2016, research funds awarded amounted to SEK 3,816 million while the foundation's assets increased from SEK 9,435 million to SEK 12,202 million. At year-end 2016, profit brought forward made up 14.5 times the research funds awarded for the year and the costs of conducting the foundation's activities. Results from financial management thus contributes to the purpose of supporting academic research associated with Sweden.

Table showing ten-year overview: research grants, 2007-2011


Table showing ten-year overview: research grants, 2012-2016