Welcome to the
Wenner-Gren Foundations

The Wenner-Gren Foundations (The Wenner-Gren Center Foundation for Scientific Research, The Axel Wenner-Gren Foundation for International Exchange of Scientists and The Foundation Wenner-Grenska Samfundet) support international scientific exchange.The administration of the Foundations and some of the other activities are located in the Wenner-Gren Center (see above).

Current information

Upcoming symposia:

"Crossing over to the future: Interdisciplinarity in research and higher education"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
May 18-20, 2017
Organizing committee: Academia Europaea; Milena Zic Fuchs, Erik De Corte, Lars Engwall, Svend Erik Larsen and Bert Weckhuysen.

"Planetary atmospheres: on Earth, in the solar system, and on exoplanets"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
June 14-17, 2017
Organizing committee: Lennart Bengtsson, Alexis Brandeker, Markus Janson and Michael Way.

"Knowledge resistance and
how to cure it"

Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
September 6-9, 2017
Organizing committee: Arne Jarrick, Dan Larhammar and Åsa Wikforss.

For more information please contact:
Maria Helgöstam

Stipends & grants

The Foundations award fellowships to Swedish researchers, who want to go abroad, and to guest scientists, who want to visit Sweden.


The Foundations organize international symposia, usually taking place in the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm.

Guest appartments

The Foundations supply guest scientists with apartments in the Wenner-Gren Center in Stockholm.

The Foundations also support Swedish scientists by:

Travel grants
Guest lecture grants
International symposia in Sweden
Specific grants