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Nominations open for the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program

2019-01-07

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (the Foundation) has set up a long-term program for young researchers: Wallenberg Academy Fellows.

The Foundations has decided to announce the program in 2019, and thereafter most likely every second year. During the first six years of the program, 174 Wallenberg Academy Fellows was appointed. In close cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and the Swedish Academy, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has created a program that will provide resources for Sweden’s most promising researchers to develop their work. The program addresses young researchers in medicine, natural sciences, engineering and technology, humanities and social sciences.

The purpose of the Wallenberg Academy Fellows program is to give young researchers working conditions that enables them to focus on research and tackle difficult, long-term research questions.

The Swedish Academies will evaluate and select the most promising researchers and the universities will then take long-term responsibility for these individuals.

Swedish universities are invited to nominate candidates for the program.

The application period starts on the 7th of January 2019.

A complete nomination/application must be registered at the Foundation at the latest by the 15th of February 2019. Decision will be announced in December 2019.

If interested, kindly contact the universities directly, see list with contact persons below.

https://kaw.wallenberg.org/kontaktpersoner-vid-universiteten

The contact person for Lund University:

Lunds universitet

Brita Larsson

brita.larsson@fs.lu.se