Policy and Funding Focus Group


The best science arises when independent researchers are given consistent support to pursue questions they define.


  • promote the development of diverse funding schemes that support researchers at early and middle career stages
  • provide better opportunities for Junior Faculty to explore new and diverse research ideas in an independent manner
  • avoid the loss of high-potential Junior Faculty
  • communicate with major funding entities and political bodies in Sweden
  • collaborate with other junior faculties in Sweden by working with the National Junior Faculty and the Swedish Young Academy

Ongoing/planned activities

  • Analysis of age and gender distributions across KI Departments
  • Analysis of grant data from Vetenskapsrådet focusing on potential age and gender disparities

  • Next NJF meeting in Umeå 5-6 September

  • Organization of a National Conference for all JF members in Sweden. Date: 12-13 November 2020, place: Karolinska Institutet, More information: www.nationaljf.se/njf-conference-2020/


National Junior Faculty

Karolinska Institutet Grants Office

Contact the Focus Group coordinator 

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Rebecka Keijser

Postdoctoral Researcher