Grants 2020

In 2020 Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants of SEK 195 million to different programs and projects. 

Focusing on social sciences 

The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to social sciences. From time to time, the Foundation also initiates strategic projects and scholarship programs like WASP – HS. 

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. The program has been running for 14 years and will end with the 2020 call.

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 3 billion

Since the establishment of the Foundation, SEK 3 billion has been granted in the form of project grants, scholarships and funding of research positions, of which SEK 973 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 2020.

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).