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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation 100 Years – Jubilee Donation to Science Centers

31 January 2017

The SEK 150 million donation is intended to promote interest in science and technology, particularly among the young people of Sweden. Five Science Centers across the country will receive grants for dome theaters – where visitors learn as they experience what it's like to travel across the universe... Read more

Investment in young researchers to boost Swedish research

1 December 2016

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s investments in young researchers continue with 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. The research challenges that this year’s Academy Fellows are tackling include important issues for the future, such as energy provision and public health. “Since the program... Read more

22 Swedish Cutting-edge Research Projects Receive SEK 752 Million

5 October 2016

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted a total of SEK 752 million to 22 research projects considered to be of the highest international level, and potentially leading to future scientific breakthroughs. “The project grants are the largest annual funding made by the Foundation. The grants... Read more

Education and training initiatives are our contribution to reducing social exclusion

30 May 2016

Published in swedish in Dagens Nyheter May 30 2016 Sweden is a fundamentally stable country, but we face a number of challenges. One of the most critical, in both the near and the long term, is within the field of education and training. Far too many people in our country suffer from social... Read more

Five high-level Swedish researchers to be Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 

13 April 2016

The five clinical researchers study common diseases such as Parkinson’s, kidney failure, osteoporosis, dementia and cardiovascular diseases. The individual funding of SEK 15 million provides them with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare. The aim of... Read more

Millions in funding for mathematicians

7 April 2016

Fifteen prominent mathematicians will receive funding to bring Swedish mathematics research back to the international top. Since 2014, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have supported mathematics research in Sweden through the Program for Mathematics... Read more

Regarding the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Macchiarini case in media

8 February 2016

The Foundation would like to clarify that Paolo Macchiarini has not - and have never had - a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, KAW. Macchiarini has on three different occasions applied for project grants from the Foundation, but not received funding. The reason that the... Read more

Joining Forces in Research on Proteins and Biopharmaceuticals

11 December 2015

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided to allocate SEK 320 million for a protein research centre – Wallenberg Centre for Protein Research. Combined with the financial commitments made by the universities involved: Uppsala University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers... Read more

Investing in young researchers – 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows

3 December 2015

This year’s Wallenberg Academy Fellows’ research focus on, among other things, new treatment of Leukemia, on Mathematics to make way for new quantum computers, on countries’ different approaches to migrants and asylum seekers, and waste heat used to make electricity. Wallenberg Academy Fellows is a... Read more

Three-quarters of a Billion Kronor Earmarked for 25 Cutting-edge Swedish Research Projects

8 October 2015

The Knut och Alice Wallenberg Foundation has approved grants totaling SEK 759 million for 25 research projects considered to be of the highest international class, and offering potential for future scientific breakthroughs. Most of the funding is destined for basic research projects in the fields... Read more