The Foundation 2016

In 2016 the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totaling SEK 1.8 billion for research projects and to individuals


Grants to Individuals

Five Wallenberg Clinical Scholars were announced during the year. The aim of the program is to support clinical research in Sweden by giving the foremost clinical researchers in Sweden good opportunities to combine research with clinical work. Ultimately, the program is expected to include 25 researchers.

During the year 29 researchers were admitted as Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The program supports some of the country’s most promising young researchers in all scientific disciplines.

Fifteen researchers received grants under the mathematics program. The object of the program, which was initiated jointly with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, is to return Swedish research in mathematics to the international forefront. Twelve researchers who have recently been awarded PhDs in all fields of research were admitted to the Foundation’s postdoctoral program at Stanford University. Four postdoctoral scholarships were awarded in life sciences at the Broad Institute.

Project funding and strategic initiatives

A total of SEK 704 million was awarded in grants to 21 research projects offering high scientific potential.

During the year the Foundation has continued funding strategic projects such as the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program, the Wallenberg Centre for Protein Research, and the Wallenberg Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine.

Since the establishment in 1917, the Foundation has awarded grants of SEK 24 billion for projects, equipment, and individuals, including SEK 8 billion over the past five years.

The Wallenberg Foundations

In 2016 the Wallenberg Foundations awarded grants totaling just over SEK 2,1 billion.

“The Wallenberg Foundations” is a collective term for a number of foundations founded by family members, of which the three largest are the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.