The Wallenberg foundations grants 2018–SEK 2.2 Billion

Most of the funding by the foundations is in the form of grants awarded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which focuses on basic research in the fields of medicine, science and technology. But the Wallenberg Foundations also award substantial grants in other fields, including social sciences, humanities, education and archaeology.

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Can a problem be solved well enough within a reasonable time – or is it impossible because it demands excessive computational resources? These are questions being examined in a research project at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, where basic mathematical research may yield results with major implications.
Researchers in Umeå are trying to create a model to predict the rate at which a warming climate will impact lakes in the north.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Shervin Bagheri borrows ideas from nature to create computer models of energy-efficient surfaces for vehicles of the future.
Grafting is a well-known technique used in horticulture, dating back to antiquity. But successful grafting demands more than just green fingers. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Charles Melnyk intends to be the first to identify the biological mechanisms behind successful grafting – knowledge that may have a wide-ranging impact in a few years’ time, from better wine harvests to more disease-resistant conifer forests.