Aims and direction

In accordance with its Charter, the Foundation’s aim is to support academic research and education in national economics, business economics, and engineering/technology. This aim is to be furthered primarily through grants to universities, schools of economics and business administration, and universities of technology in Sweden, or to individuals active in these institutions.

Grants may be awarded to senior researchers as well as doctoral students, normally for a project period of one to three years. A guideline for grants awarded is three million SEK for a three-year project. Grants are available for clearly defined research Projects. Professor salary is not funded inte the project grant.

The Lars Erik Lundberg Foundation for Research and Education supports projects that bring together the fields of engineering/science and economics and thereby focus on the role of technology in the competitiveness of enterprises. This area includes research with a business economics and technology orientation related to the dynamics involved in building, developing and exploiting the technical know-how of businesses. Projects involving research into production and product development processes also fit into this area, as do projects related to the conditions which are fundamental to an innovative business climate, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship.


Refer to THE BOOK ABOUT THE FOUNDATION  (in Swedish only) for more information about the Foundation’s aims and direction and examples of previous research Projects that the Foundation has funded.

The book about the foundation

Capital growth

Net asset value and cumulative paid grants. The bars in the graph show SEK million per calendar year, December 31.

On December 31, 2019, the Foundation’s net asset value amounted to SEK 175,8 million and cumulative grants paid amounted to SEK 94,3 million.