"to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society"

Social sciences

The information below concerns general application. It is also possible to apply for scholarship in social siences from the separate Foundations and post doc scholarships listed under the header Documents to the right.

Post Doc Scholarships to Japan

Scholarships for research periods in Japan (Postdoctoral Fellowships). Next call will open in the end of 2015.

General announcement for Social sciences

Next call will open in May 2016.

Scholarships worth up to a maximum of SEK 100,000 can be granted to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers can be granted a maximum of SEK 300,000. In the latter category, applicants who were awarded a PhD in the past five years are prioritised. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum period of one year. 

Scholarships are not granted for conferences or projects that have been completed by the time the decision is made, which is about three months after the end of the application period.

Provide the name of the head of the institute/faculty, and support your application by appending documents such as invitations, a letter from your supervisor and/or letters of recommendation. Doctoral students must state their supervisor’s name.


A link to the web-based application system is provided below. When the application period opens, create an account, provide personal and application information, and upload the necessary documents as digital copies. Finally, print out the first page of the application, sign it, get it signed by the head of the institute/faculty and send it to the address specified on the first page. The form must be received by the Academy no later than 7 days after the application deadline.

Supplementary material submitted separately, incomplete applications and/or faxed or emailed applications will not be considered. Application documents will not be returned.


Around three months after the end of the application period, it will be possible for all applicants to see which applications were successful via their web accounts. Only applicants who are awarded funding will be contacted in writing by the Academy.

More information

We have changed to a new application system. Follow the link below to the new system. There you can create a new account. If you have an account in the old system, you still have to create a new one. But please use the same email address as to the old account.

To the application site 


Peter Brandén
Scholarship Administrator
+46 8 673 95 00