The Academy initiates and supports research by arranging symposia and conferences that are often interdisciplinary in character. If the number of participants permits, deliberations take place in the Academy’s building in Villagatan in Stockholm, and it is assumed that papers and debate introductions will be published in the Academy’s conference series.


However, the lion’s share of the Academy’s support to advance research goes to various projects, often in collaboration with members, universities, learned bodies, cultural heritage authorities, or other research financiers. Many have long time horizons. 


The Academy is a member of the organizations ALLEA and UAI. This also entails active participation in joint research projects involving many countries.