Grants 2023

In 2023 Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation awarded grants of SEK 159 million to different programs and projects. About ten projects within the humanities have been granted funding along with support for various forms of education and children activities. Additionally, continued funding has been granted to the WASP-HS program and the Anthropocene Lab.

Focusing on the humanities  

The Foundation primarily grants funding for projects related to the humanities. The Foundation also awards grants in the Children’s activities program.

Strategic and long-term programs

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) Promote new interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences on the subject of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems and their impact on human and social development. Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation jointly invest in the program, totaling SEK 660 million over ten years.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences “The Anthropocene Laboratory”. The laboratory aims to gather researchers from various scientific disciplines with an understanding of the human role in the biosphere. The initiative seeks to shape the research forefront on the biosphere, the sum of all ecosystems, and develop science for sustainable development, as well as foster a new generation of young researchers. The project is funded jointly with the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, with a total of SEK 60 million over a five-year period.

The Nobel Foundation, a grant of a total of SEK 25 million over five years for the 'Nobel Prize Laureate Network'

WISDOME, the program TellUs, the speaking planet. A collaborative project between Linköping University, the Technical Museum Foundation, Malmö Art Museum, Umeå University/Curiosum, Norrköping Visualization, and Universeum. Total of SEK 60 million over five years

Total amount over SEK 2 billion

Since the establishment of the Foundation over SEK 2 billion has been granted in the form of project grants and scholarships, of which about SEK 657 million over the past five years.

The Wallenberg Foundations

In 2023, the Wallenberg Foundations granted a total of just over SEK 2.7 billion in grants.

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 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).