New funding to research in sociology

Five research projects at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University have been granted new funding from the research financiers Forte and Riksbanken Jubileumsfond (RJ), for a total of nearly SEK 23 million.

Collage: Gunnar Andersson, Eleonora Mussino, Rosa Weber, Mikaela Sundberg and Weiqian Xia.
The researches that have been granted funds, from left: Gunnar Andersson, Eleonora Mussino, Rosa Weber, Mikaela Sundberg and Weiqian Xia.Photo: Rickard Kilström (Gunnar Andersson) and Leila Zoubir/Stockholms universitet (others)

Forte, the research council for health, working life and welfare, and RJ, which supports research in the humanities and social sciences, have decided which projects that will be granted project funding in this year's annual open call for project. Eleven projects at Stockholm University have been granted funds of a total of approximately SEK 50 million from Forte. Four of these are being conducted at the Department of Sociology, and three of these at Stockholm University Demography Unit (SUDA). From RJ, nine projects, of which one is from SUDA, have been granted funds totaling approximately SEK 31 million.

The SUDA-projects that are granted funds are:

Gunnar Andersson, Department of Sociology for "Partnership formation and fertility decline in times of global uncertainties", SEK 4,981,000 from Forte

Eleonora Mussino, Department of Sociology to "Family policies and Migrant integration: understanding parental leave and childhood education and care use and their consequences among migrants in Sweden", SEK 4,919,000 from Forte.

Rosa Weber, Department of Sociology to "Segregation across multiple domains: The significance of segregation in workplaces and residential areas for labor market outcomes among refugees and their families", SEK 4,804,000 from Forte.

Mikaela Sundberg, Department of Sociology to "The trajectory of cause of death data: How certainty concerns shape knowledge on causes of death", SEK 4,763,400 from Forte.

Weiqian Xia, Department of Sociology to "Causes, consequences, and trends in religious membership in a highly secular context: a survey of religion in Finland using national register data", SEK 3,433,253 from Riksbanken Jubileumsfond.