In 2019 Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants of SEK 118 million to different programs and projects. During the year about 20 project grants and support to various forms go education were approved.
Focusing on the humanities
The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to the humanities and learning. The Foundation also awards grants in the Children’s activities program.
The program focuses on Sweden’s leading senior researchers One key principle is that the grants can be freely used for research for five years with no restrictions. After the end of the grant period, the research is evaluated by an international panel of experts, and the best researchers are awarded a further five-year grant.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation awards grants to Wallenberg Scholars in the fields of medicine, science and technology. Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation award grants to Wallenberg Scholars in the social sciences and humanities.
Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) – Humanities and Society
As a complement to KAW’s WASP-program a research program has been created to study the human and societal aspects of AI and autonomous systems – WASP-HS.
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation together are investing in the WASP-HS research program that will analyze ethical, economic, labor market, social, cultural and legal aspects of technological transition.
Total amount SEK 1.5 billion
Since the establishment of the Foundation, SEK 1.5 billion has been granted in the form of project grants and scholarships, of which SEK 505 million over the past five years.
The Wallenberg Foundations
The Wallenberg Foundations is the collective name for the 16 non-profit foundations funded by, or in honor of individual members of the Wallenberg family. The Foundations approved grants totaling over SEK 2.4 billion in 2019.
The three largest of the Wallenberg Foundations is Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which promotes scientific research within the natural sciences, technology and medicine, Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the social sciences) and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation (scientific research mainly within the humanities).