The Foundation 2023

In 2023 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling almost SEK 2,2 billion


During 2023 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling SEK  2 195 million to individuals, 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 2023

In 2023 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants totalling almost SEK 2.2 billion (2022: 2.2). 

Within the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program, which provides long-term funding for young, promising Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields, 31 Wallenberg Academy Fellows were granted a five year grant. Since the program started in 2012, 261 young researchers have become Wallenberg Academy Fellows.

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.

In addition were 18 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

Since 1917

Since the establishment in 1917, the Foundation has awarded grants of over SEK 37 billion for projects, equipment, and individuals, including about SEK 9.8 billion over the past five years.

The Wallenberg Foundations

In 2023 the Wallenberg Foundations awarded grants totalling over SEK 2.7 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.