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

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 40 million. Projects can have a duration of three to five years.

The application period starts January 11.
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February 2021 Application deadline

Individual support of excellent scientists

Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2015 prolongation grant (years 6-10)

Wallenberg Academy Fellows who received their grant in 2015 can be nominated for another five years of funding. Up to 40 % of the original Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2015 may obtain an extension. Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate Wallenberg Academy Fellows appointed 2015 for the prolongation.

The application period begins March 1.
Note! Postponed last application date until April 14, 2020 due to COVID-19.
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April 2020 Application deadline

Nomination for Wallenberg Clinical Scholar prolongation grant

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars who received their grant in 2015 or 2016 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 2015 or 2016 for the prolongation.

The application period begins August 1.
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September 2020 Application deadline

Nomination for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program

The Foundation has decided to set up a long-term program for young researchers: Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The program addresses young researchers in medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences. 
Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate candidates for the program. The call is announced every other year. The next application period starts on January 11, 2021.

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February 2021 Application deadline

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 6 2023.
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October 2023 Application deadline

Program for Mathematics

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 2020 Application deadline

Scholarships

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has established a long-term postdoctoral fellowship program at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. The purpose of the program is to bring outstanding young Swedish scientists to NTU for two years of postdoctoral research and studies. The program is open for all disciplines at NTU.

The application period begins October 1.
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November 2020 Application deadline

The Wallenberg Foundation scholarship program for postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Broad Institute

The Foundation has established a postdoctoral fellowship program for the purpose of bringing outstanding young Swedish scientists to study and perform research for one-to-two years at Broad Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Application period begins October 1.
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November 2020 Application deadline

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford University

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has established a long term postdoctoral scholarship program at Stanford University. The purpose of the program is to bring outstanding young Swedish scientists to Stanford University for one to two years of postdoctoral studies and research. The program is open for all disciplines.

The application period begins October 1.
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November 2020 Application deadline