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

Opening hours for the Reception of the Guest Researchers' Apartments (Sveavägen 164):
The Reception is open Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 08:00-12:00 and 12:30-16:00.
During Wednesdays the Reception will be closed for visitors, but you can contact the Reception by e-mail or phone (see "contact" in the menu).
December 14: the Reception will close at 12, noon.
December 23: Closed
December 24: Closed
December 31: Closed

Upcoming symposia:
"Evaluation in Education - Accountability and/or Development"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
May 18-21, 2022

"Internationalization and Academic Mobility in the 21st Century"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
June 1-4, 2022

"Global History and the Modern World"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
August 17-20, 2022

"The Tree of Life in Bloom"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
September 7-10, 2022

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