Swedish Research Council

VR
Mission 

The Swedish Research Council is an authority within the Ministry of Education and Research. The Swedish Research Council has a leading role in developing Swedish research of the highest scientific quality, thereby contributing to the development of society.Besides research funding, the agency advises the government on research-related issues and participates actively in the discussions to create understanding of the long-term benefits of research.

Services 

The Council's remit includes:

  • allocating funds for research 
  • identifying research areas for strategic investment in consultation with other research funding agencies
  • working on analysis, assessment and strategic matters in connection with research and research funding from a national and international perspective
  • promoting communication between researchers and different academic areas, and between researchers and society otherwise
  • promoting multi- and interdisciplinary research
  • making research results accessible and making sure they reach the areas of society where they can be useful, for example within education, healthcare and within trade and industry
  • advising the government on research-political matters
  • striving for increased national and international collaboration and benefit within the research community
  • promoting gender perspectives in research
  • having overarching responsibility for matters relating to ethical requirements in research
  • working for equality between men and women in the research community
  • increasing understanding of the importance of basic research to society

Contact details

Street 
Västra Järnvägsgatan
Number 
3
Zip 
10138
City 
Stockholm
Country 
Sweden
Telephone 
+46 8-546 44 000
Street 
Rue du Luxembourg
Number 
3
Zip 
1000
City 
Brussels
Country 
Belgium
Telephone 
+32 2 545 50 13

Staff

Function 
EU Policy Officer
Telephone 
+32 2 545 50 13
Mobile number 
+32 474 35 18 40