The Wallenberg Foundations support 32 Ukrainian researchers at Swedish universities

Press release
2022-05-13

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

– This was made to support Ukrainian researchers in crisis, but we can see that many of the nominated researchers also maintain a high scientific level and will contribute a lot to the Swedish research groups they will join, says Peter Wallenberg Jr, The Wallenberg Foundations.

The support is a grant of SEK 1 million for a one-year employment at a Swedish university within one of the Foundations' strategic centers: Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program, WASP, Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program - Humanities and Society, WASP- HS, Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology, WACQT, Data-driven life science, DDLS, Wallenberg Wood Science Center, WWSC, Wallenberg Center for Molecular Medicine, WCMM, Wallenberg Initiative Material Science for Sustainability, WISE.

The research environments that the centers constitute also mean that the Ukrainian researchers get an opportunity to enter a large academic network during their time in Sweden.

 

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation was established in 1917. The Foundation’s aim is to the benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, primarily in medicine, technology and the natural sciences. This is achieved by awarding grants to pre-eminent researchers and projects.

Just over SEK 33 billion in grants has been awarded since the Foundation was established, with annual funding of almost SEK 2 billion being awarded to pre-eminent research and education in recent years, making the Foundation Sweden’s largest private research funding body, and one of the largest in Europe.