We are incredible grateful for our funders' support over the years, which has made this venture possible. V-Dem has been extensively supported by the two hosting institutions - Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame University and University of Gothenburg - which have co-funded data collection, research and conferences among many other things. Below we list all V-Dem funders (not in order of magnitude), which type of activities they have been funding and time period. We would like to extend a big thanks you to all of you!

  • University of Gothenburg: Research assistance, data collection, conferences, fundraising, project management, co-funding, 2011-
  • University of Notre Dame: (including the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Center for Creative Computing, and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts): improvements in web site and graphical user interfaces, research assistance, travel, project management, research. 2011-
  • European Research Council: Research, 2017-2021.
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Data collection for 10 countries, 2017-2019.
  • Swedish Research Council: Data collection for 30 countries, 2017-2020.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: Data collection, IT development, infrastructure, 2017-2019.
  • Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg Foundation: Data collection for 23 countries, 2016-2020.
  • The Kellogg Institute for International Studies: Organizing a Democracy Working Group at Kellogg Institute, and data launch workshops, 2016.
  • Pan-American Development Foundation: Research, 2016.
  • Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos: Data colletcion for one country (Portugal), 2015-2019.
  • Swedish Research Council: Special grant for Professor Ellen Lust for her newly developed Governance and Local Development (GLD) project as well as PhD students and V-Dem data collection, 2015-2025.
  • European Commission/DEVCO: Data collection for 21 countries, authoring thematic reports, and development of online interface, 2015-2019.
  • Aarhus University: Data collection for 11 countries, 2015.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: Research, 2014-2019.
  • Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation: Research, 2014-2018.
  • National Science Foundation: Research, 2014.
  • International IDEA/NORAD: Data collection and authoring country briefs, 2014-2015.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden: Data collection for 47 countries, 2013-2014.
  • Quality of Government Institute: Data collection for 3 countries, 2013.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: Research network, capacity building, and conferences, 2013.
  • European Commission, DEVCO: Data collection for 40 countries, development of online analysis tools, authoring country reports, 2012-2013.
  • Research Council of Denmark: Data collection for 19 European Countries, 2012-2014.
  • Swedish Research Council: Research and data collection for 10 countries, 2013-2016.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark: Data collection for 14 countries, 2012-2013.
  • Canadian Development Agency (CIDA): Data collection for 10 countries, 2012.
  • Research Council of Norway: Data collection and computer programming for the pilot study, 2012.
  • Halle Institute for Global Learning, Emory University: Data collection on judiciary, 2011.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden: Pilot study with data collection in 12 countries, website construction, computer programming, 2011-2012.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond: End-of-Pilot-Phase Conference, 2011.

If your organization is interested to fund this important venture, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.


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