RJ's expert group for research on civil society initiated a call for civil society research.
The initiative was aimed at supporting younger researchers, who received their PhD in 2002 and later. It was funded by RJ, in collaboration with the Swedish Tenant Association, Sensus Study Association, Sällskapet för Nykterhet och Folkuppfostran, and the Swedish Association of Health Professionals. Research funding was announced on two occasions: in June 2007 and in June 2008. A total of almost 90 applications were submitted, of which eight researchers received grants.