Wallenberg Academy Fellows
Wallenberg Academy Fellows is a unique career programme that provides long-term funding for the most promising young researchers of all disciplines to develop their projects. The programme was initiated by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in close collaboration with five royal academies and sixteen universities.
The purpose of the new career programme and long-term funding is to give the most promising young researchers a work situation that enables them to focus on their projects and address difficult, long-term research questions.
Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2013
The career programme for young researchers continues – thirty-three new Wallenberg Academy Fellows appointed.
The first Wallenberg Academy Fellows were announced on 30 November 2012.
As part of the initiative the Foundation has, in cooperation with five Swedish learned academies, created a mentor programme to provide support for the researchers’ scientific development and for innovation. This will offers a framework for developing the skills and contact networks they need to head successful research environments.
Sixteen Swedish universities are invited to nominate candidates to Wallenberg Academy Fellows. At least 40% of the nominees should be professionally active outside of the nominating university at the time of nomination. On 1 March at the latest, the nominations are sent to evaluation groups with members from the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Swedish Academy. The evaluation groups present the most promising candidates to the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which will select 25 researchers in November.
Who is eligible?
The programme is open to both Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic disciplines; engineering sciences, humanities, medicine, natural sciences and social science, as well as interdisciplinary approaches. Researchers eligible for nomination in the 2013 round must have received their doctoral degree after 1 January 2005. However, researchers who have defended their thesis before that date and who since have been absent for an extended period of time due to illness or parental leave, may have the date adjusted by the duration of said absence.
Read more at the Wallenberg Academy Fellows website