Follow-up

2018/08/28

Each year, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) conducts different types of follow-ups. These follow-ups are important for developing work processes and forms of support, for the project managers and to demonstrate how RJ's operations are conducted.

Each year, RJ conducts different types of follow-ups. These can consist of statistical follow-up of grants that have been applied for and awarded, with focus on such aspects as gender distribution and career age. RJ also follows up all Projects, Programmes and Infrastructure for research projects that have been approved.

These follow-ups are important for developing work processes and forms of grants, but also as guideposts for the project managers and to demonstrate how RJ's operations are conducted.

For this reason, RJ has established procedures for following up grants within our regular types of grants: Projects, Programmes and Infrastructure for research. The project managers also submit a final financial report and a final report on the scholarly work. The scholarly report is presented in its entirety on RJ's website.

Why follow up projects, programmes and infrastructure for research? We follow up to:

  • determine that results of the research funding match the foundation's goals
  • provide feedback to the project manager
  • provide approval for continuation of the project
  • ensure that grants have been used as intended
  • provide information, internally and externally, about RJ's research funding activities
  • contribute to quality assurance and development of RJ's work.

Here is how we work:

  • The follow-up is in writing, and at a follow-up meeting the project manager meets a group of external reviewers to discuss the project.
  • RJ's review panels or specially appointed external experts conduct the follow-up.
  • The results of the follow-up are sent to the project manager, to RJ's Board, to the review panels and to RJ's Secretariat.
  • Each follow-up is concluded with a decision by the CEO.