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Swedish funding bodies with special requirements for central management

The Swedish funding bodies which have special requirements for central management of applications and accounting are administered by Research Services.

The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) and the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW)

Read more about the foundations on their respective websites:

MAW Program for art history and archeology

Program for research within art history and archeology with focus on research that concerns Swedish and Nordic material. Application deadline 1 June 2021.

Project grants

The application deadline is 1 April every year.

The below management rules applies to the normal project grant as well as the special grants aimed at a sustainable society.

Management rules 2022

The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) finances:

  • Research projects with high research potential
  • Individual support to outstanding researchers
  • The Foundation’s scholarship programme

The Foundations’s profile areas of clinical medicine, law, economics and social sciences.

The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW) finances:

  • Grants for research projects with high research potential, researcher-initiated projects of the highest international standard focusing on a single research issue
  • The Foundation’s programme within learning and investment in activities relating to children; the Foundation announces funds for project grants

The Foundation preferably supports projects within the fields of the humanities and learning.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Foundation supports long-term, free basic research beneficial to Sweden, mainly in medicine, technology, and the natural sciences. 

Project grants

Grants for research projects with high research potential, usually of a basic research nature and focused on a single research issue. Projects within new research fields, above all of a boundary-crossing nature, are prioritised. The project should preferably be within science, engineering and medicine. 

Wallenberg Academy Fellows

The programme is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and open to researchers in all academic disciplines: medicine, engineering, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities/religious studies, and the interfaces between them.

The aim of the programme is to support basic research at the highest level. The target group is early- career researchers with the potential to develop into the outstanding researchers and research leaders of the future.

Next nomination opens 2023.

Program for mathematics

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, in cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, supports prominent researchers in Mathematics.

Application deadline is 5 October. Please contact Research Services in good time to receive help with e.g. the Vice-chancellor’s letter of support.

Read more about the program on the KAW website:

Program for mathematics

Wallenberg Clinical Scholars

Please contact Birgitta Larsson, birgitta [dot] larsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se, at the Faculty of Medicine.

Wallenberg Scholars

The programme is open to researchers in all academic disciplines. However, the foundation will primarily select researchers in the prioritised fields of science, engineering and medicine. The next call opens 2023.

Current Events


Sara Naurin
Research funding advisor
+46 46 222 03 05
sara [dot] naurin [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Johanna Mellgren
Research funding advisor
+46 (0) 730 683 698
johanna [dot] mellgren [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se

Malin Bredenberg
Research funding advisor 
+46 (0) 73 080 22 66
malin [dot] bredenberg [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se


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