Stiftelsen Marcus och Amalia Wallenbergs Minnesfond

Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation

An important private funder of projects within learning and humanities

In 1960, Jacob Wallenberg (1892-1980) established the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, named after his parents. The initial endowment was SEK 442,000. In 1978, Jacob Wallenberg enlarged the endowment by donating his estate Malmviks Gård, which conducts farming and forestry activities.

Grants in 2016 amounted to SEK 88 million. The Foundation has distributed more than SEK 1.1 billion in grants since its establishment, mainly to Swedish universities, other academic institutions, schools and non-profit organizations.

Focus on the humanities and learning

The Foundation primarily grants funding for the humanities and learning.

Grant policy

The Foundation mainly funds projects of high scientific potential and provides individual support to outstanding scientists. The Foundation also initiates programs to support children’s activities and, from time to time, also initiates scholarship programs.

Application and review process

Individual scientists or research groups affiliated with a Swedish university or other academic and non-profit organizations, may apply for grants. All applications to the Foundation must first pass the internal prioritization process of the relevant university or institution.

The Foundation will not consider applications from private individuals who are not affiliated with a research institution or non-profit organizations. Furthermore, grants are not provided for private studies outside the published scholarship program of the Foundation.

Applications submitted to the Foundation will go through peer review procedure.

The Foundation only accepts electronic applications submitted online.
For more information and application (In Swedish)

Purpose of the Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote scientific education or research, promote the care and education of Swedish youth, and promote the care of elderly, ill or otherwise disabled Swedish citizens.

More information about currently supported projects. (In Swedish)