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Wallenberg Academy Programmes

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has in collaboration with the Academy started a programme to support Swedish research in mathematics. The aim is for Sweden to regain a position at the international cutting edge by giving the best young researchers international experience and recruiting both young and more experienced mathematicians to Sweden.

As part of the initiative, three research programmes will be launched: one post-doc programme for young researchers going abroad, one post-doc programme for recruiting young foreign researchers to Sweden, and one visiting scholar programme for foreign researchers.

The joint platform and hub for this initiative will be the Academy's research institute Institut Mittag-Leffler in Stockholm. The institute plays a key role for Swedish mathematics and is considered to be one of the top ten in the world.

Read more about the researchers funded in 2014

Post-doc programme for young researchers going abroad

Young researchers with a Swedish doctoral degree can apply for a two-year grant for conducting research abroad with the possibility of receiving funding for a two-year long repatriation position upon return to a Swedish university.

Post-doc programme for recruiting young foreign researchers to Sweden

Senior researchers in Sweden are encouraged to apply for funding towards a two-year long post-doc position in their research group. The senior researcher may, upon approval of the application, advertise and appoint the position in collaboration with their university or seat of learning. The application shall be submitted by the nominating institution.

Visiting scholar programme for foreign researchers

The programme creates an opportunity for up to five foreign, academically established researchers in the field of mathematics to spend 1-12 months at a Swedish academic institution. Nominations for the visiting scholar programme can be submitted by researchers with permanent positions in Sweden, including heads of department, directors of research institutes, university management and similar staff.

Application period

Applications for the second round will be accepted later this spring.  The Academy's class for mathematics will be responsible for the review process.


Cecilia Herbst
Research Fellow Administrator
Tel: +46 8 673 96 19
09:00-16:00, Monday-Friday

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