Work for a wiser world

Are you interested in research and social issues, and want to work with something meaningful? The Swedish Research Council creates preconditions for research of the highest scientific quality. Together, we are working for a wiser world.

Why you will enjoy working for us

Meaningful work

You will be contributing to our important mandates, such as funding research, giving advice to the Government on research policy issues, increasing understanding of the importance of research, and ensuring Sweden’s researchers have access to the research infrastructure and the digital services that they need. Several of us are also working with international issues.

Good work environment

We regard a good balance between work and leisure as essential, and managers and staff work closely together. As an employee, you have lots of freedom to arrange your working hours, based on your own needs and those of our operation. You will also receive a generous wellness allowance, and time every week for health-promoting activities of your choice.

Considerate colleagues

Our collegiality is characterised by engagement and consideration for each other. We have an open collaboration climate, and an inclusive culture. Enjoying your time at work is also important. For example, we have our own choir (Marie Körie).

Around 250 persons work for us, at offices located centrally in Stockholm and Gothenburg. We also have an office in Brussels together with Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency.

Good benefits

There are many benefits of working for the government. Benefits such as flexible working hours, extra parental allowance and wellness allowance are just a few. Read more about our benefits.


  1. No new grants in development research

    On 22 June, the Government decided that the Swedish Research Council shall not longer fund grants in development research. The decision is valid with immediate effect, but is not retroactive.

  2. Invoices to the Swedish Research Council

    As from April 2019, all Swedish public sector purchases must by law be invoiced using an e-invoice.

  3. Sweden’s EU presidency 2023

    During the first six months of 2023, Sweden acted as President of the EU’s Council of Ministers. Here we have gathered together information on the Swedish Research Council’s activities during the presidency.