• Compagnia di San Paolo

    The Compagnia di San Paolo was founded in Torino in 1563 as a charitable brotherhood and is one of Europe’s most important private foundations. The areas in which the Compagnia acts are those of scientific, economic and juridical research; education; art; conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage and activities and of heritage sites; health; assistance to the socially deprived categories. These areas of intervention go side by side with interdisciplinary activities, which are more and more needed in order to respond to the complexity of modern life.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ)

    Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) is an independent foundation with the goal of promoting and supporting research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. RJ supports qualified research by means of providing grants to individual researchers or academic groups based in Sweden. RJ utilises two different methods in its work. One is to approve grants for qualified applications which have been directly submitted to RJ by individual researchers. The other is to undertake activities aimed at promoting research in the humanities and social sciences in Sweden, and which strengthen the position of Swedish academics internationally.
  • Volkswagen Stiftung

    The Volkswagen Stiftung is a non-profit-making foundation established under private law based in Hanover. Its objective is to support science, the humanities and technology in research and university teaching. The Foundation owes its existence to a treaty between the Governments of the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Lower Saxony, which settled a controversy over the ownership of the Volkswagen factories after the War. As a result a “Stiftung Volkswagenwerk” (as the Foundation was called at that time) was set up in 1961.