Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Science invites applications from senior researchers at Swedish Universities to apply for financing of a post-doc position to the applicants research group. The senior researcher will, subject to approved application, in cooperation with the University advertise and appoint a post-doc researcher for the position.

In collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences the Foundation have decided to support Swedish research in mathematics. The aim is for Sweden to recover its position at the international cutting edge by giving the best young researchers international experience and by recruiting young as well as more experienced mathematicians to Sweden.

Swedish research in mathematics has a longstanding tradition but has lost ground internationally during recent decades. Despite alarming reports about mathematics in the educational system there are a lot of competent Swedish students who measure up internationally and want to undertake doctoral studies in mathematics. Furthermore, there is a considerable demand for PhD-holding mathematicians in academia as well as in the commercial and industrial world. The Foundation is now funding up to SEK 200 m. during a six-year period in order to further develop Swedish research in mathematics.

Conditions and application

The application should consist of three parts where the first part shall describe the research group/institution at the Swedish University, the second part shall describe the project and or research area where a post doctor will be appointed to and, if a candidate is already identified the name of the person. The third part shall describe the candidate and the planned project in detail.

A budget in accordance with the standard budget application form shall be enclosed to the application. A complete application shall also include the CV of the main applicant including a list of publications.

The application shall be written in English except the short scientific summary which shall be written in Swedish.

The Foundation uses an electronic application system.

Application period

The application period starts in June 17, and a complete application shall be submitted to the Foundation at no later than October 5.


The class for Mathematics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science will be responsible for the review process.


A list of successful applicants will be published on the Foundations web-site during Spring.


Contact person at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science is Ms Cecilia Herbst

Additional information

Instructions E-application