"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 scholarships in Social sciences from the separate Foundations listed below.

The “Lennart ‘Aktiestinsen’ Israelsson Foundation for Individual and Society"

– for research that benefits the education system. The Foundation annually awards funding for research that:

• generates scientifically-based knowledge of individual development.
• is based upon individual’s function and development in a lifelong perspective, as an integrated psychological, biological and social being in a changing world.
• considers how knowledge about individual development from this perspective is decisive in designing an education system that promotes society’s cultural, social, economic and technological progress, just as it respects each individual’s needs and circumstances.

Next call opens in September 2017. 

General announcement for Social sciences

Scholarships in Social sciences 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. 

Some funds of the available funds are intended for economics.

Next call opens 15 May 2017.

More information

To the application site 


Peter Brandén
Scholarship Administrator
+46 8 673 95 00