The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden. Read below about the grants that have been awarded during the last years.

Research projects

In 2018 Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awarded SEK 640 million in grants to 22 research projects offering high scientific potential.
Awarded grants

Wallenberg Academy Fellows

During 2017 were 24 researchers admitted as Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Since the program started in 2012, 174 young researchers have become Wallenberg Academy Fellows.
Awarded grants
174Young researchers

Wallenberg Academy Fellows prolongation grants

Wallenberg Academy Fellows is a long-term program that addresses young researchers. In the end of the first five-year period the Wallenberg Academy Fellows can be nominated for another five years of funding. During 2018 were 18 researchers admitted a Wallenberg Academy Fellows prolongation grant.
Awarded grants
18 Prolongation grants

Wallenberg Scholars

A new call will be announced in May 2018. The most recent call for Wallenberg Scholars was made in 2012. The program, which targets excellent well-established researchers, was followed by the call for Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Wallenberg Scholars is a five year grant with a possibility for another five years of funding. 30 prolongation grants have so far been awarded.
Awarded grants

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

4 Wallenberg Clinical Scholars were admitted in 2018. 25 grants will be awarded to Sweden's foremost clinical researchers during a ten-year period.
Awarded grants
600 Million

Program for mathematics

In order for Sweden to regain an international, cutting edge position in Mathematics, the Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, will support prominent researchers in Mathematics during 2014-2023. 14 researchers received grants during 2018.
Awarded grants
340 Million

Scholarship programs

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation announces occasionally calls for scholarships in areas of strategic importance to Swedish research. During the end of 2016 there were two calls for scholarships programs.
Awarded grants

Strategic Grants

Strategic grants are initiated by the Foundation as a complement to investigator-initiated projects. A strategic project must, besides the requirement of strategic relevance, maintain the highest scientific quality and promote the development of the country.
Awarded grants
1,7 Billion

Infrastructure of national importance 2012-2014

The Foundation has throughout its history funded advanced equipment and infrastructure. During 2012-2014 through its program Infrastructure of national importance. Later, a great deal of equipment has been financed through depreciation costs rather than direct investments, so those costs comprise a portion of a project or individual grant.

Awarded grants
729 Million