Research Funding

2013/12/27

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) supports research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond's mission is to give Swedish research within the foundation's areas of focus the capacity to attain international prominence. RJ works along two lines. First, it funds high-quality applications from the researchers themselves. There are currently forms of support designed both for individual researchers and for smaller and larger groups: Programmes, Projects, Infrastructure for Research and Research Initiation. RJ announces grants for Programmes, Projects and Infrastructure for Research once a year, but researchers can apply for funding for Research Initiation – usually conferences and academic networks – throughout the year.

RJ also has targeted initiatives to develop and strengthen Swedish research in the humanities and social sciences. Inspiration for such targeted initiatives can come from many sources, such as evaluations of ongoing activities, conferences, review panels or the board.

Detailed quality assessment by review panels and external experts is a cornerstone of RJ's work. All applications are assessed in terms of academic quality criteria and international standards. Applications with international connection always have priority.

Applications that raise questions about research ethics are judged in the same manner as applications to the Swedish Research Council (VR). Conflict-of-interest issues are handled in accordance with the guidelines adopted by RJ's board. RJ follows up and evaluates the use of grants and regularly reviews its grant and working models.