The Foundation 2022

In 2022 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling almost SEK 2,2 billion


During 2022 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling SEK 2 190 million to various programs and projects.

Medicine, technology and natural sciences

The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences.

Grants 2022

In 2022 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling almost SEK 2.2 billion (2021: 1.5). 

During the year the Foundation granted SEK 700 million to 23 research projects considered to offer potential for future scientific breakthroughs.

Within the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program, which provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields, 15 previous Wallenberg Academy Fellows were granted a five year Wallenberg Academy Fellows prolongation grant.

Fifteen appointments were approved 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.

As a complement to the Mathematics program, the Foundation allocated SEK 50 million for recruitment of four outstanding young senior mathematics researchers to three Swedish universities.

In addition were 15 scholarships granted within ”The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program” at Stanford University, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT) USA, Broad Institute, USA, and Nanyang Technologcial Universituy (NTU) in Singapore.

The Foundation has continued to grant major strategic grants within life sciences, autonomous systems and artificial intelligens, quantum technology and for research on sustainable materials.

Read more about the strategic grants

Support to Ukrainian researchers

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants during the year that made it possible for Swedish universities to employ 32 Ukrainian researchers for one year.

Since 1917

Since the establishment in 1917, the Foundation has awarded grants of almost SEK 35 billion for projects, equipment, and individuals, including about SEK 9.5 billion over the past five years.

The Wallenberg Foundations

In 2022 the Wallenberg Foundations awarded grants totalling over SEK 2.6 billion.

“The Wallenberg Foundations” is a collective term for 16 foundations founded by family members, of which the three largest are Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation,  Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, that mainly supports social sciences and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, that focus on humanities.