Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) is the primary financial benefactor of basic research in medicine, technology and science in Sweden. Since its establishment in 1917 the Foundation has allocated SEK 27 billion, of which SEK 2 billion are granted annually for the promotion of excellent basic research and education in Sweden.

The Foundation supports projects with high scientific potential. Projects should be focused on a coherent research question where the complementary competencies of the participating scientists gives new possibilities to attack the chosen research question. Projects usually have a budget of SEK 15 -50 million. Projects can have a duration of three to five years.

Project grants 2020

As of 2020, the Foundation increases the ambitions for higher equality in the projects that are granted. The ratio of male and female principal investigators (PIs), must improve. Criteria to ensure that at least 30 percent of the projects are led by women will be instated. The Foundation will finance 20 project grants and at least six of them must be led by women. It is up to the universities to nominate strong research groups where the PI is a woman. If the international panel does not find enough good projects with female PIs, fewer projects will be granted to make sure the ratio will be 30 percent.

In accordance to KAW guidelines, KTH will initiate a first selection of applications. A pre-proposal must be submitted to the Research Support Office  by September 17, 2019.

The deadline for project applications is February 1, 2020.

Priority to fully submitted applications will be made by a panel consisting of representatives from the faculty, and the Vice president for Research. The group is appointed by the Dean of the faculty, after formal consultation with the faculty council, and is commissioned to prepare a list of priority candidates to the President.

Time schedule KAW projects 2020 (pdf 150 kB)

Pre-proposal KAW projects 2020 (pdf 146 kB)

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Program for Mathematics 2020

The aim of the Program of Mathematics is for Sweden to reclaim its distinguished academic position internationally by offering the best young researchers global experience and by recruiting young as well as more experienced mathematicians to Sweden. In addition, there is a considerable demand for mathematicians with PhDs in the academic as well as commercial and industrial fields. This program consists of several parts:

  • Nomination of guest professors
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers from outside Sweden
  • Postdoctoral Scholarship Program in Mathematics for researchers with a Swedish doctors degree

Contact Research Support Office  if you plan to send in an application by September 17, 2019.

The deadline for applications to the program for Mathematics is October 5, 2019.

Process Program for Mathematics 2020 (pdf 126 kB)

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Scholarships 2020/2021

The Wallenberg Foundation scholarship program for postdoctoral studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Broad Institute. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2019. Link

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Scholarship Program at Stanford University. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2019. Link

The Wallenberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2020. Link  

Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2021

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation finances a long-term program for young researchers, the Wallenberg Academy Fellows. This program encompasses young researchers within the fields of medicine, science, engineering, the humanities and social sciences. Since 2017, Fellows is only open for nominations every second year. KTH will be able to nominate 12 Fellows according to the principle that one internal candidate can be nominated for every external nomination.

In accordance to KAW guidelines, KTH will initiate a first selection of applications. A pre-proposal must be submitted to the Research Support Office  by September 28, 2020.

The deadline for applications to the Wallenberg Academy Fellow program is February 15, 2021.

Priority to fully submitted applications will be made by a panel consisting of representatives from the faculty, and the Vice president for Research. The group is appointed by the Dean of the faculty, after formal consultation with the faculty council, and has been commissioned to prepare a list of priority candidates to the President.

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Wallenberg Academy Fellows who received their grant in 2015 can be nominated for another five years of funding. Up to 40 % of the original Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2014 may obtain an extension. Deadline for applications is April 5, 2020. Link

Wallenberg Scholars 2023

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has the pleasure of announcing its call of the Wallenberg Scholars Program during 2018. This program is directed at supporting and encouraging some of the most successful researchers at Swedish universities. Universities can seek support for profiling candidates by nominating individual researchers, who through their research and potential for achievement possess an excellent international standard, and are subsequently expected to help strengthen the current academic profile at his or her respective Swedish university.

Deadline for nominations to the Wallenberg Scholars program is May 4, 2023.
(More information about the nomination process at KTH will follow in 2022).

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