The Swedish Research Council cooperates with other Nordic research funding agencies in many areas including research funding and advice on Nordic research policy.
NordForsk serves as a collaborating body between the national research-funding organizations in all stages of research, from basic research to more practical research applications.
The Swedish Research Council participates in all scientific councils of the Nordic collaborating committees established by the research councils in the Nordic countries.
The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) is a cooperation between the Nordic research councils that finance research within the humanities and social sciences. The main purposes of NOS-HS are to promote exchange of information and strategic collaboration between the Nordic countries, and to promote Nordic research collaboration through funding Nordic workshops and research projects.
Through a special board, the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOP-HS), the Committee supports the release of Nordic publications of scientific importance in the area.
The Joint Committee of the Nordic Medical Research Councils (NOS-M) is a collaborating body for the Nordic research councils that finance medical research.
NOS-M aims to coordinate and promote medical research in the Nordic countries, to monitor its progress, and to facilitate information exchange among the countries. The Committee also aims to promote and initiate concrete, collaborative Nordic projects in medical research, e.g. by regularly funding various types of workshops or research seminars that give PhD students opportunity to discuss their research with senior researchers in a particular field.