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Research grants 2021-2022

Here is a selection of research projects that have received funding in 2021 and 2022.

Funding 2022

The Benefits of Conflict: How Factions Can Enhance Political Parties’ Electoral Performance - INTRAPARTY
Principle investigator: Ann-Kristin Kölln.
Approved grant: SEK 15 000 000.
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Funding 2021

A study of the implementation of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy in partner countries
Principle investigator: Ann Towns.
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Academic Freedom Index: An Innovative Resource for Research and for Protecting Freedom in the Academic Sector
Principal investigators: Katrin Kinzelbach, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and Staffan I. Lindberg.
Approved grant: SEK 7 400 000.

Survive, Thrive, or Deprive? Drivers and Outcomes of Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Malawi
Principal investigator: Ellen Lust.
Approved grant: SEK 4 417 150. 

The Future of Diverse and Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in the Nordic Welfare States – The Voices of Residents
Principal investigator: Peter Esaiassion.
Approved grant: 
850 000
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The Myth of the (Ir)rational Voter? Theoretical and Methodological Advancements for Studying Voter Rationality
Principal investigator: Mattias Agerberg.
Approved grant: SEK 4 451 000.
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Transnational civil society and foreign policy: The role of diasporas in comparative perspective
Principal investigator: Lisbeth Aggestam.
Approved grant: SEK 4 573 688.
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Integration med förhinder? Hur etniska grannskap och främlingsfientlighet i det omgivande samhället påverkar invandrares politiska integration
Principal investigator: Frida Boräng.
Approved grant: SEK 4 783 000.

Misconduct and Whistleblowing in Political Parties
Principal investigator: Birgitta Niklasson.
Approved grant: SEK 6 093 000.
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Governance and Local Development in the Middle East and North Africa
Principal investigator: Ellen Lust.
Approved grant: SEK 3 616 500.
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Staffan I. Lindberg, Professor, SEK 17 mn/year 2022-2024 for a total of more than SEK 51 mn to DEMSCORE, national research infrastructure for Democracy, Environment, Migration, Social policy, Conflict, and Representation. Phase II.

Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, Professor, SEK 6 mn for Sweden’s participation in The Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) as part of the infrastructure consortium Comparative Research Center Sweden (CORS). The support for infrastructure 2023-2027, in total SEK 80 mn) secure long term funding for a number of large survey programmes. The main applicant is Professor Mikael Hjerm, Umeå University. CORS consists of researchers at Umeå University, Stockholm University, Mid Sweden University, and the University of Gothenburg.