"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.

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

– for research that benefits the education system.

 Next call opens in mid-September 2016

General announcement for Social sciences

Closing date for applications: 31 August 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. 

Available funding 2016: SEK 550 000.

Of the available funds:

•    SEK 450 000 is intended for economics.
•    SEK 100 000 is available for other purposes in Social sciences.

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.

The announcement is called Social sciences 2016 in the application system.

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

To the application site 


Peter Brandén
Scholarship Administrator
+46 8 673 95 00