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 will be closed for visitors Monday April 19 through Friday April 23, but you can still contact the Reception by phone or e-mail between 08.00-12.00 and 12:30-16:00.
Starting Monday April 26 the Reception will be open as usual Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 08:00-12:00 and 12:30-16:00.
During Tuesdays and Thursdays the Reception will be closed for visitors, but you can still contact the Reception by phone or e-mail between 08:00-12:00 and 12:30-16:00. 
April 30: the Reception will close at 12, noon.

Upcoming symposia:

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

"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 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