Swedish Research Council (SRC)
The Swedish Research Council bears national responsibility for developing the country's basic research towards attainment of a strong international position.
Researchers in Command
One essential principle is that research should be unrestricted and unaffiliated. Active researchers are therefore in a majority on the Council's board, as in the Scientific Councils and the Committee for Educational Science, i.e. in all bodies where applications are assessed and evaluated, and grants decided upon. This guarantees the quality and diversity of basic research.
The Council's Role
The Council bears national responsibility for developing Swedish basic research and science communication. It ranks and finances basic research of the highest scientific quality in all fields of science.
The Council's Vision
The Council aims to serve as a cohesive force for Swedish basic research of world class.
Secretariat: Approximately 130 people in four departments: the Administration, Analysis and Strategy, Communications, and Program Departments.
Swedish Basic Research to Reach World Class
The overall target for Swedish basic research is set high: to make Sweden a leading research nation. The Swedish Research Council bears national responsibility for developing the country's basic research towards attainment of a strong international position. The Council has three main tasks: research funding, science communication and research policy.
Swedish Research Council
Content updated on 4/14/2003