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Research grants

Here is a selection of research projects that have received funding in the spring semester of 2023 and the autumn semester of 2022.


Horizon grant, funding from the EU

Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks (FALCON)
The size of the project: 122,500 Euro.
Researchers: Marina Nistotskaya and Carl Dahlström (University of Gothenburg).


Funding from the EU Commission DG REGIO

Measuring the quality of Government at the subnational level and comparing results with previous studies – rounds 5 and 6
The size of the project: 3,75 million Euro.
Researchers: Nicholas Charron, Victor Lapuente and Monika Bauhr (University of Gothenburg).


Funding from Formas

Household Emergency Preparedness: What drives people to (not) prepare for future societal and environmental crises?
The size of the project: 4,8 million SEK.
Researchers: Niklas Harring, Magnus Bergquist (University of Gothenburg).

Identifying capacity shortages preventing a successful EU environmental policy
The size of the project: 3,9 miljoner million SEK.
Researchers: Olof Larsson and Markus Johansson (University of Gothenburg).


Funding from the Swedish Research Council

Integration at the Neighborhood Level: Cross-National Comparisons of Syrian Refugee Segregation
The size of the project: 5,1 million SEK.
Researchers: Kristen Kao and Jacob Sohlberg (University of Gothenburg) and Karen Ferree (UC San Diego).

Pregnant under the pressure of a pandemic. Understanding why maternal and delivery healthcare varied in Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic and assessing effects of variation on mother and child
The size of the project: 4,5 million SEK.
Researcher: Elin Naurin (University of Gothenburg).

Political Change and Local Governance in Emerging Cities
The size of the project: 11,9 million SEK.
Researchers: Jeffrey Paller and Ellen Lust (University of Gothenburg).

No wo/man is an island. A social theory of economic voting
The size of the project: 3,9 million SEK.
Researchers: Maria Solevid and Moa Frödin Gruneau (University of Gothenburg).

Loss and Damage: Normative Perspectives on Compensation for Climate Harm
The size of the project: 1,8 million SEK.
Researcher: Göran Duus-Otterström (University of Gothenburg).


Funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

The Local Quality of Government (Lo-QoG) dataset: A hub for local societal indicators across Europe
The size of the project: 8,1 million SEK.
Researchers: Aksel Sundström and Marina Nistotskaya (University of Gothenburg).

Tracking the pulse of the people: The world values survey in South Africa
The size of the project: 2,8 million SEK.
Researchers: Amy Alexander (University of Gothenburg) and Cindy Steenekamp (Stellenbosch University).

A complete dataset of roll-call votes in the Swedish parliament, 1925-2022
The size of the project: 1,5 million SEK.
Researchers: Jan Teorell (Stockholm University), Carl Dahlström and Mikael Holmgren (University of Gothenburg).


Funding from other financiers

Competing Authorities in the Middle East and North Africa
The size of the project: 244,000 USD.
Financier: The Hicham Alaoui Foundation
Researcher: Ellen Lust (University of Gothenburg).

SIDA’s effort to reduce corruption in partner countries
The size of the project: 2 million SEK.
Financier: The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA).
Researchers Marina Nistotskaya, Anna Persson, Marcia Grimes, Adea Gafuri and Bo Rothstein (University of Gothenburg) and Michelle D’Arcy (Trinity College Dublin).

Re-gendering diplomacy (REGEND)
The size of the project: 12,6 million SEK.
Period: 4 years.
Financier: The Norwegian Research Council.
Researchers: Ann Towns (University of Gothenburg), Halvard Leira and Benjamin de Carvalho (Norwegian Institute of International Affairs), Eirinn Larsen (University of Oslo) and Bahar Rumelili (Koc University).

The importance of physical and socio-political factors for wind power deployment
The size of the project: 15 million SEK.
Financier: The Swedish Energy Agency.
Researchers: Niklas Harring (University of Gothenburg), Fredrik Hedenus (Chalmers University of Technology) and Simon Matti (Luleå University of Technology).