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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:

Project grants

The application deadline is 1 April every year. The foundations fund research projects with high scientific potential.

Management rules LU – MMW & MAW Standard Project 2024  (PDF 537 kB, new window)

The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (MMW) finances:

  • Research projects with high scientific potential
  • Individual grants for outstanding researchers through the Foundation’s programs

The Foundation mainly supports research projects and education related to the social sciences.

The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (MAW) finances:

  • The Foundation mainly funds projects of high scientific potential and provides individual support to outstanding scientists.
  • The Foundation also initiates programs to support children’s activities and, from time to time, also initiates scholarship programs.

The Foundation primarily grants funding for the humanities.

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. Read more about the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation on their website

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. 

The next call will open 7 January 2024, with deadline 1 February 2024.

Management rules LU – KAW Project 2024 (PDF 513 kB, new window)

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.

The next deadline is 15 February 2025. 

Management rules LU – WAF 2025

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 for Wallenberg Scholars is expected to open in 2028.

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

Sam Madjidian
Research funding advisor
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Malin Bredenberg
Research funding advisor 
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malin [dot] bredenberg [at] fs [dot] lu [dot] se


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