Grants 2023

In 2023 Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants of SEK 203 million to different programs and projects. During the year, around twenty projects were granted within the social sciences, twelve of which were research projects aimed at a sustainable society. Additionally, the Foundation's support for strategic and long-term programs has continued.

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. 

Strategi and long-term programs

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) Promote new interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences on the subject of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and their impact on human and social development. Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation jointly invest in the program, totaling SEK 660 million over ten years.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “The Anthropocene Laboratory”. The laboratory aims to gather researchers from various scientific disciplines with an understanding of the human role in the biosphere. The initiative seeks to shape the research forefront on the biosphere, the sum of all ecosystems, and develop science for sustainable development, as well as foster a new generation of young researchers. The project is funded jointly with Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, with a total of SEK 60 million over a five-year period.

Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), a grant of a total of SEK 30 million over the years 2023 to 2027 for the program "Iso Lomso" – a program for talented young African researchers.

Total amount almost SEK 3.6 billion

Since the establishment of the Foundation, over SEK 3.6 billion has been granted in the form of project grants, scholarships and funding of research positions, of which SEK 984 million over the past five years.

The Wallenberg Foundations

In 2022, the Wallenberg Foundations granted a total of just over SEK 2.7 billion in grants.

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 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).