The Institute is financed partly through a government subsidy and by competitively awarded grants from research councils or authorities, .

For information about current project grants, see Research Projects.


Fafo is an independent social science research foundation that develops knowledge on the conditions for participation in working life, organisational life, society and politics, the relationship between politics and living conditions, as well as on democracy, development and value creation.
Link to Fafo


Formas is a government reserach council for sustainable development which funds research and innovation in the areas environment, agricultural sciences and spatial planning.
Link to Formas


Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare.
Link to Forte

Global Challenges Foundation

The Global Challenges Foundation aims to promote the development of global decision-making models capable of more effectively and equitably mitigating and, preferably, eliminating the major global catastrophic risks threatening humanity
Link to Global Challenges Foundation

Jan Wallander's and Tom Hedelius' foundation and Tore Browaldh's foundation

These foundations aim to support social science research mainly in business economics, national economics and economic history.
Link to Jan Wallander's and Tom Hedlius' foundation and Tore Browaldh's foundation (sv)

Johan och Jakob Söderbergs stiftelse

Johan och Jakob Söderbergs stiftelse aims to provide grants for the promotion of teaching, education and scientific research mainly in the fields of medicine, economics, natural sciences, law and culture.
Link to Johan och Jakob Söderbergs stiftelse (sv)

Longview Philantropy

Longview Philanthropy designs and executes bespoke, research-driven giving strategies for major donors.
Link to Longview Philantropy

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation

This foundation supports scientific research mainly within the humanities, learning and children’s activities.
Link to Marcus och Amalia Wallenberg Foundation

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

The foundation mainly supports research in clinical medicine, law and other social sciences.
Link to Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

National Philantropic Trust

National Philantropic Trust is a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations.
Link to National Philantropic Trust

Natur & Kultur

The publishing house Natur & Kultur is an independent foundation with the mission to support culture, education and humanistic values. 
Link to Natur & Kultur (sv)

The Society of Swedish Literature (SLS)

The Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS) is a scholarly society operating in the fields of archives, research, publishing and wealth management.
Link to the Society of Swedish Literature

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

MSB primarily supports applied, needs-oriented research. The aim is to generate practical applicable research findings that will lead to an increased ability to solve societal problems. MSB research covers a wide field and encompasses several disciplines and is carried out in cross-sector and international context.
Link to MSB

The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Link to The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences

The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council is a public agency under the authority of 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.
Link to the Swedish Research Council


Vinnova is Sweden’s innovation agency. It's mission is to promote sustainable growth by improving the conditions for innovation, as well as funding needs-driven research.
Link to Vinnova

Funding from missions

In addition to research projects that are funded by research grants, we also work with missions from different agencies. For current missions, follow this link.

Funding from IFFS to other institutions

When IFFS grants money to other institutions (including Universities) only personnel or direct project costs are allowed for funding. IFFS doesn’t pay any overhead costs.