Calls

The Foundation’s aim is to benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences. This is achieved through long-term grants to excellent researchers and to projects. The Foundation can also initiate grants to strategic projects and scholarship programs.

Grants for research projects

2022: Research projects with high scientific potential

The Foundation supports projects with high scientific potential. Projects should be focused on a coherent research question where the complementary competencies of the participating scientists gives new possibilities to attack the chosen research question.
Projects normally have a budget of between SEK 15 million and SEK 30 million. Projects can have a duration of three to five years.

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February 2022 Application deadline

Individual support of excellent scientists

2021: Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2016 prolongation grant

Wallenberg Academy Fellows who received their grant in 2016 can be nominated for another five years of funding. Up to 40 % of the original Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2016 may obtain an extension. Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate Wallenberg Academy Fellows appointed 2016 for the prolongation.

The application period begins March 26.
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April 2021 Application deadline

2022: Nomination for Wallenberg Clinical Scholar prolongation grant

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars who received their grant in 2017 or 2018 can be nominated for another five years of funding. Up to 60 % of the original Wallenberg Clinical Scholars may obtain an extension. Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate Wallenberg Clinical Scholars appointed 2017 or 2018 for the prolongation.

The application period begins August 1.
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September 2022 Application deadline

2023: Wallenberg Scholars

This program focuses on Sweden’s leading senior researchers. It was implemented because researchers need long-term funding without the distraction of pressure to secure external grants in order to carry out world-class research. Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate candidates.
Next call opens March 1 2023.
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May 2023 Application deadline

Program for Mathematics

Nomination: Recruitment of younger senior researchers of high international class in mathematics

The goal is to strengthen the research and research environments in mathematics at Swedish universities by recruiting internationally prominent senior researchers early in their careers. Swedish Universities are invited to nominate up to three candidates, at least one of whom is from the under-represented gender.

The application period begins May 1.
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October 2021 Application deadline

2021: Program for Mathematics

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences invites applications to the program for Mathematics

The program includes several parts:
• Nomination of guest professors
• Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden
• Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers with a Swedish doctors degree

The Foundation will support prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2029.

The application period begins September 1.
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October 2021 Application deadline

Scholarships

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

Application period begins October 15.
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November 2021 Application deadline

The Wallenberg Foundation Scholarship Program for Postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Broad Institute

The application period begins October 15.
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November 2021 Application deadline

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship at Stanford University, USA

The application period begins October 15.
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November 2021 Application deadline