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 2015 amounted to SEK 84 million. Over the past five years, the Foundation has granted a total of SEK 370 million for projects that have been conducted mainly at Swedish universities, other academic institutions, schools and non-profit organizations. The Foundation has distributed almost SEK 1.1 billion in grants since its establishment.
Focus on the humanities and learning
The Foundation primarily grants funding for the humanities and learning.
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)