Calls

Call for funding research projects with high scientific potential

The Foundation supports projects with high scientific potential. The projects must focus on basic research and on a coherent academic research question. High-priority projects include new research areas and research that is interdisciplinary in nature. 

Projects normally have a budget of between SEK 15 million and SEK 60 million. Projects can have a duration of three to five years. Grants for equipment necessary to the project are approved through financing of depreciation costs.

Guidelines for research projects with high scientific potential
Deadline February 1st every year

Call for funding applications and invitation to nominate young researchers for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program

The Foundation has decided to set up a long-term program for young researchers: Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The program addresses young researchers in medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences.

The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program is to give young researchers a work situation that enables them to focus on research and tackle difficult, long-term research questions. Universities are invited to nominate candidates for the program.

Complete nominations and applications must be received by the Foundation not later than 15th of February.

Call for funding applications and invitation to nominate young researchers for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program
Assessment criteria

Instructions how to apply (in swedish)

Researchers interested in the program are requested to contact the Universities.
Contacts at the Swedish Universities

Call for Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2012 prolongation grant (years 6-10)

Wallenberg Academy Fellows (WAF) who received their grant in 2012 can be nominated for another five years of funding. Up to 40% of the original Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2012 may obtain an extension. Swedish Universities and institutions of higher education are invited to nominate Wallenberg Academy Fellows appointed 2012 for the prolongation.

The application period begins March 1, 2017 and a complete nomination must be received by the Foundation before April 5, 2017. 

Call for Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2012 prolongation grant 
Assessment criteria 
Instructions for E-application 

Call - Program for Mathematics

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have decided to support Swedish research in mathematics. 

The program includes several parts:

Last day for application October 5

Strategic grants

Strategic grants are initiated by the Foundation as a complement to investigator-initiated projects. Besides being of strategic relevance, a strategic project must also be of the highest scientific quality and be beneficial to Sweden.
Calls regarding Strategic initiatives are posted for application when the Foundation has identified an area that is in particularly urgent need of support for the good of the country.

Scholarships program

From time to time, the Foundation issues calls for applications for fellowships in areas of importance to Swedish research. 

Current calls