Since its establishment, the Foundation has distributed almost SEK 44 million to fund more than 197 symposia.
Focusing on multi-discipline symposia
The Foundation supports symposia in multiple areas that Swedish scientists have been successful in.
Grants are made for symposia of high scientific quality that have an international orientation and are attended by international participants. Symposia shall not be recurrent. They are to be held in Sweden and have a limited number of participants.
Application and review process
Highly qualified Swedish scientists and institutions may apply for grants.
All applications will be reviewed.
The Wallenberg Foundations
The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for 16 non-profit public and private foundations established by individual members of the Wallenberg family or in honor of family members.
The Foundations granted a total of SEK 1.8 billion in 2021. (The 2021 grants were affected by the ongoing pandemic and consequently reduced returns).
The largest of the Wallenberg Foundations is the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, founded in 1917, which promotes scientific research within the natural sciences, technology and medicine.
The other two large foundations are Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the social sciences), and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the humanities).
In addition, there are a number of other Wallenberg Foundations.