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

To restrict potential spread of Covid-19 infections the Reception for the Guest Researchers' Apartments (Sveavägen 164) will be closed from Wednesday March 18 and onwards. You can reach us by e-mail (reception@swgc.org) and phone (08-736 98 00) weeekend-free Monday through Friday: 08:00-12:00 - 12:30-16:00. The reception will be closed from 12 noon Friday, June 5, and open up as written above at 8 am Monday, June 8.

Upcoming symposia:

"Global History and the Modern World"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
August 18-21, 2021

"The Tree of Life in Bloom"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
September 1-4, 2021

"Evaluation in Education -
Accountability and/or Development"
Wenner-Gren Center - Stockholm
September 15-18, 2021

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

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