In 2019 Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants of SEK 210 million to different programs and projects. During the year 20 project grants and one Wallenberg Clinical Fellow grant were approved.
Focusing on social sciences
The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to social sciences, and also the Wallenberg Clinical Fellows program, a program that has existed for 13 years.
The program focuses on Sweden’s leading senior researchers One key principle is that the grants can be freely used for research for five years with no restrictions. After the end of the grant period, the research is evaluated by an international panel of experts, and the best researchers are awarded a further five-year grant.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awards grants to Wallenberg Scholars in the fields of medicine, science and technology. Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation award grants to Wallenberg Scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
Wallenberg Clinical Fellows
Wallenberg Clinical Fellows is a program with the aim of strengthening clinical research in Sweden by giving the best young clinical researchers good opportunities to combine research and clinical activities.
Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) – Humanities and Society
As a complement to KAW’s WASP-program a research program has been created to study the human and societal aspects of AI and autonomous systems – WASP-HS.
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation together are investing in the WASP-HS research program that will analyze ethical, economic, labor market, social, cultural and legal aspects of technological transition.
Total amount SEK 2.8 billion
Since the establishment of the Foundation, SEK 2.8 billion has been granted in the form of project grants, scholarships and funding of research positions, of which SEK 942 million over the past five years.
The Wallenberg Foundations
The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for the 16 non-profit foundations funded by, or in honor of individual members of the Wallenberg family. The Foundations approved grants totaling over SEK 2.4 billion in 2019.
The three largest of the Wallenberg Foundations is Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which promotes scientific research within the natural sciences, technology and medicine, Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the social sciences) and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the humanities).