Alex and Eva Wallström Foundation for scientific research and education

Alex and Eva Wallström Foundation for scientific research and education hereby invites applications for medical research grants.


The purpose of the foundation is to support scientific research, instruction and education in the fields of rheumatism and cancer.


Researchers at the post-doctoral level affiliated to a department at Karolinska Instituet are eligible, and who are at a stage between 3-4 years after earning their doctoral degree (no earlier than January 1, 2020 and no later than January 31, 2021). It is possible to extend the post-doctoral period with a maximum of 24 months (equivalent to full-time) compensating for clinical activity, parental leave, military service or long-term sick leave.

Grants may be awarded to the same project no more than three times. If you have been awarded a grant from the foundation previously, a progress report should be attached.


The disposable amount is usually between 1,000,000 and 1,500,000 SEK, but can also vary between years. Awarded grants varies between 250,000 and 500,000 SEK per person. You can never get more than the requested amount.


The application must contain a research plan of maximum 15 000 charachters (approximately 4 A4-pages), an abstract of about 1 A4-page, ethical considerations and a budget where indirect costs must also be stated.

The following attachments should be enclosed:

  1. A publication list stating the 10 most relevant publications for this call besides a complete publication list for the previous 5 years and the current year
  2. For applicants who have previously been awarded grants from this call, a progress report must be attched for consideration of the new application.

Note that you should not add co-applicants to this call.

The application must be submitted digitally. The online form will be available ​through KI Prisma during the application period, January 9 – 23, 2024. The application period opens at 10 am on January 9 and closes 2 pm on January 23.

All applicants are asked to fill in - in the indicated field - who their main supervisor was during their doctoral studies.


Decision of grant will be taken by the Board of the Foundation. All applicants will be notified by e-mail in April.

The recipients are expected to participate in a lunch together with the Board of the Foundation, which is usually held in June.


For this call we would like have a short scientific report of approximately ½ A4 page and a short financial report, also about ½ A4 page, describing how you used the money. If you have not used the money at all during the disposition period, these should be returned to the Foundation.

Reports are submitted in Prisma approximately 12 months after the money has been paid out. You will receive an email notification when it is time to report.


For questions regarding this call please e-mail: