Stiftelsen för Rättsvetenskaplig forskning

Foundation for Jurisprudential Research

The Foundation was established in 1995 by restructuring the Institute for Jurisprudential Research, which was founded in 1947 by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in honor of Knut Agathon Wallenberg and his brother Marcus Laurentius Wallenberg.

Grants in 2018 amounted to SEK 3.5 million. The Institute has distributed almost SEK 72.5 million in grants for legal research since its establishment.

Focusing on publishing jurisprudential research

The Foundation promotes the publication of jurisprudential research.

Grant policy

The Foundation supports publications by granting scholarships in the field of law and providing support to universities in the form of funding for doctoral and post-doctoral positions.

Applications and review process

Swedish researchers may apply for scholarships for publishing research in jurisprudence. Swedish universities may nominate researchers for doctoral and post-doctoral positions.

The Foundation only accepts electronic applications submitted online.
For more information and application (In Swedish)

Applications submitted to the Foundation will go through a peer review procedure.

The Nordic Law Prize (Nordiska Juristpriset)

Since 1980, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded a prize for scientific contributions to jurisprudence.

The Foundation for Jurisprudential Research selects the candidate after receiving nominations from the relevant associations in the other Nordic countries. The prize, amounting to SEK 1 million, is awarded every three years.

Purpose of the Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote publication of research related to jurisprudence.

Examples of recent grants (In Swedish)