Marianne och Marcus Wallenbergs Stiftelse

Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

An important private funder of research in Sweden

Dr. Tech. Marcus Wallenberg (1899-1982) established the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation in connection with his wife’s 70th birthday in 1963. When Marcus Wallenberg passed away, the Foundation was the residuary legatee of his estate. The initial endowment amounted to SEK 22.7 million.

Grants in 2018 amounted to SEK 198 million. The Foundation has distributed almost SEK 2.6 billion in grants since its establishment, mainly to Swedish universities and other academic institutions.

Focusing on social sciences 

The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to social sciences.

Grant policy

The Foundation mainly funds research projects of high scientific potential and provides individual support to outstanding scientists. From time to time, the Foundation also initiates strategic projects and scholarship programs.

Application and review process

Universities and other academic institutions 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. Furthermore, grants are not provided for private studies outside the published scholarship program of the Foundation.

Applications submitted to the Foundation will be go through an extensive peer review procedure.

The Foundation only accepts electronic applications submitted online.
More information and application (In Swedish)

Purpose of the Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to promote care and education of children, support the preparation of teaching or education, and promote scientific research.

More information  about currently supported projects and scientists. (In Swedish )