The Wallenberg Foundations

Last changed: 29 September 2022
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The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for 16 different foundations formed by or in memory of various members of the Wallenberg family. In addition to the most well-known Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), the Wallenberg Foundations also include a number of other smaller foundations that may be of interest to researchers at SLU. Together, the Wallenberg Foundations support excellent researchers and research projects in all scientific fields with more than SEK 2 billion per year, a total of SEK 35 billion since 1917.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW)

KAW is by far the largest private funder of research in Sweden and supports Swedish research through financing of research schools, postdoctoral fellowships, career development programs for young and established researchers, a special Program for Mathematics research and large research projects of high scientific potential.

KAW Homepage

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW)

MMW supports research in the social sciences by funding research projects of high scientific potential, as well as providing individual support to outstanding scientists within the foundation's programs. MMW also supports the WASP-HS (The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program - Humanities and Society) program, which aims to realize excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for the individual person and society.

i) Research projects of high scientific potential

MMW publishes an annual call for research projects of high scientific potential, usually with deadline on April 1. Within this call, researchers can apply for funding for projects in law, economics and social sciences, where interdisciplinary projects preferably focusing on IT and digital media are prioritized. Project support can also be granted to research projects of relevance for the WASP-HS program. Normally, MMW funds projects with a budget of SEK 3-10 million and a duration of three to five years. Applications submitted to MMW should be prioritized by the university and must thus enclose a support letter signed by the Vice Chancellor upon submission.

ii) Wallenberg Clinical Fellows

Wallenberg Clinical Fellows is a career program for clinically active physicians up to 10 years after obtaining their PhD. The program aims to stimulate Swedish doctors' clinical research and create an opportunity for the next generation of clinical research leaders to focus on research over a period of three years. The grant is announced once a year, usually with deadline on June 1.

MMW Homepage

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW)

MAW supports research by funding projects related to the humanities and learning. In addition, the foundation awards grants through the Children’s activities program, which funds children and youth projects operated by established non-profit national organizations, academies, museums and educational institutions.

i) Research projects of high scientific potential

MAW publishes an annual call for research projects of high scientific potential, usually with deadline on April 1. Within this call, researchers can apply for funding for projects in the humanities and learning, where interdisciplinary projects preferably focusing on IT and digital media are prioritized. Project support may also be granted to research projects of relevance for the WASP-HS program. Normally, MMW funds projects with a budget of SEK 1-5 million and a duration of three to five years. Applications submitted to MMW should be prioritized by the university and must thus enclose a support letter signed by the Vice Chancellor upon submission.

ii) From time to time, MAW initiates scholarship programs, publishes thematic calls and runs a special program in the arts and archaeology.

MAW Homepage

Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for International Scientific Collaboration (MWS

MWS supports the organization of international scientific conferences, symposia and workshops, as well as summer schools at the postgraduate level. The grants, which can vary between SEK 50,000-250,000, are awarded to initiatives that take place in Sweden, have a strong academic underpinning, display high scientific quality, and have a significant level of international speakers. In particular, MWS gives priority to activities that provide an opportunity for young Swedish researchers' to develop and establish international contacts. MWS launches one call each year, usually with deadline on October 1.

MWS Homepage

Peter Wallenberg Foundation (PWS)

PWS supports research and education related to economics and technology involving collaboration between Sweden and Finland. Grants from PWS are announced once a year, usually with deadline on April 1.

PWS Homepage

Ekonom. dr Peter Wallenbergs Stiftelse för Entreprenörskap och Affärsmannaskap (EPW)

EPW supports entrepreneurship and business by awarding grants and scholarships in two main categories;

  • Development projects in entrepreneurship and business
  • Scholarships for theoretical and practical studies

Grants for projects and scholarships from EPW can be applied for through the XO-foundation.

EPW Homepage

Jakob Wallenberg Foundation (JWS)

JWS mainly supports projects in the field of culture and sports, where established national non-profit organizations, academies, museums and educational institutions can apply for funding for charitable youth, cultural and sporting purposes.

JWS Homepage

Foundation for Jurisprudential Research (SRF)

The foundation offers scholarships for publishing research in jurisprudence, as well as postdoctoral fellowships in the field. Normally, publishing scholarships (author contributions) include funding with up to SEK 4000 per month for a maximum of one year, as well as the possibility of obtaining a print allowance, while the postdoctoral fellowships provides funding that covers salary costs over a two-year period and a travel allowance of SEK 20,000.

SRF Homepage

Dr. Tech. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation for Education in International Industrial Entrepreneurship (TMW)

TMW supports education in international industrial entrepreneurship by granting scholarships for Master students allowing them to spend one to two academic years at well-reputed universities outside Sweden, focusing on the field of international industrial entrepreneurship (all subject areas).

TMW Homepage

Berit Wallenberg Foundation (BWS)

BWS supports research in archaeology and art history, primarily through funding of doctoral positions and scientific projects, but may also offer smaller grants for research, research trips, symposia, fieldwork, analyses and publication.

BWS Homepage

The Foundation for Economic History Research within Banking and Enterprise

The foundation supports research into the economic history of banking and industry, by granting access to the historical archives of Stockholm's Enskilda Bank (1856-1971), with the purpose of conducting scientific research.

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Ruth and Richard Julin Foundation (RRJ)

The RRJ foundation supports private healthcare institutions, whose activities are not-for profit, mainly through providing financial support that directly relates to health care, such as healthcare-adapted furniture and medical equipment.

RRJ Homepage