Ruth Palmer is Professor in Molecular Genetics and has received support from The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW)
Ruth Palmer is Professor in Molecular Genetics.
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has provided SEK 640 million in grants to 20 projects within medicine, natural science and technology which it is believed will generate future scientific breakthroughs. The following top-researchers have received long-term support from KAW.

2022 Isaac Santos

Isaac Santos
Photo: Malin Arnesson

Project: Unravelling the legacy of historical, emerging, and future groundwater pollution.

Approved grant: 30,2 MSEK over five years.

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2020 Thierry Coquand

Thierry Coquand, Professor
Thierry Coquand, Professor in Computer Science.
Photo: Camilla K. Elmar / Senter for grunnforskning

Project:Type Theory for Mathematics and Computer Science

Principal investigator: Thierry Coquand, professor of computer science
Co-investigator: Peter Lumsdaine at Stockholm University.

Approved grant: 34,7 MSEK over five years.

Read more about the research.
Read more: "Software that checks proofs" (published by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

2019 Giovanni Volpe

Giovanni Volpe, Professor of Physics

Project: Active matter goes smart

Principal investigator: Giovanni Volpe, Professor of Physics.
Co-investigator: Bernhard Mehlig, Professor of Physics.

Approved grant: 37 MSEK over five years.


Mikael Käll

Lund University
Joakim Stenhammar

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2018 Ruth Palmer

Ruth Palmer, Professor of molecular cell biology
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Project: Understanding the origin and heterogeneity of childhood neuroblastoma.

Principal investigator:
Ruth Palmer, professor of molecular cell biology

University of Gothenburg
Bengt Hallberg
Tommy Martinsson

Karolinska Institutet (A medical university)
Igor Adameyko
Johan Holmberg

Approved grant: 36,7 MSEK over five years.  

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Previous projects

Raimund Feifel
Fredrik Bäckhed

Maria Falkenberg
Gunnar C Hansson
Thomas Nyström


Research projects with high scientific potential

The Foundation supports projects with high scientific potential. Projects should be focused on a coherent research question where the complementary competencies of the participating scientists gives new possibilities to attack the chosen research question.

Projects normally have a budget of between SEK 15 million and SEK 30 million. Projects can have a duration of three to five years.