Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

An important private funder of research in Sweden

Dr. Tech. Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) established the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation in connection with his wife’s 70th birthday in 1963. When Marcus Wallenberg passed away, the Foundation was the residuary legatee of his estate. The initial endowment amounted to SEK 40.6 million.

Grants in 2015 amounted to SEK 164 million. Over the past five years, the Foundation has granted a total of SEK 683 million for projects that have been conducted mainly at Swedish universities and other academic institutions. The Foundation has distributed more than SEK 2.0 billion in grants since its establishment.

Focusing on clinical medicine, economics, law and the social sciences. 

The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to law, social science and other social sciences together with fellowships in clinical medicine,

Grant policy

The Foundation mainly funds research projects of high scientific potential and provides individual support to outstanding scientists. From time to time, the Foundation also initiates strategic projects and scholarship programs.

Application and review process

Universities and other academic institutions 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. Furthermore, grants are not provided for private studies outside the published scholarship program of the Foundation.

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

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

Purpose of the Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote care and education of children, support the preparation of teaching or education, and promote scientific research.

More information  about currently supported projects and scientists. (In Swedish )