The Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and its Selection Committee invite individuals and institutions, globally, to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize.

The Prize is awarded to recognize, encourage and stimulate path-breaking scientific achievements which contribute significantly to broader knowledge and/or technical development within all subjects relevant to the forest-based sector all over the world. The achievements may be of widely different characters and relate to subjects ranging from forest ecosystem conservation and management through process, product and service developments contributing to the sustainable development of society. The evaluation of the achievements will recognize excellent science or technological innovation alone as well as the combination of both.

Nominate your Candidate for The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

“Candidate” implies an individual or a group of normally 2-4 individuals who have actively cooperated in research leading to a scientific and/or technological achievement that has had or potentially will have a significant impact on forestry and forest products related industries. Nominations are accepted via our internet-form below or by e-mail or mail, at any time of the year, and are considered by the Marcus Wallenberg Prize Selection Committee in a continuous process. Candidates will be judged and graded initially on the basis of this short nomination. Nominators of short-listed candidates will then be requested to provide full details of the candidate’s biography, publications and patents, together with a detailed justification and citation for the Prize. Nominations are reviewed by the Committee and by peer scientists, forest and industry managers, and related consumer specialists over a 3-year period. Prize-winners are announced by the Board early in each calendar year. As far as possible the following details should be obtained without directly involving the candidate. The Prize process is kept as secret as possible until a final announcement is made.

For more information about the nomination process, please view the pdf-file, MWP Nomination Information. Please note that the Statutes of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation do not allow any person to nominate himself or herself.

To Nominate a candidate: Use our internet-form below or our pdf-form. If you choose to use the pdf-file, it is possible to fill in the form on screen. When finished, you can save the form on your computer and send it via e-mail. It is also possible to print an empty form and fill it in and send it to the address below. Please return this form or any questions about the nomination procedure by e-mail to or by mail to Ms Kerstin Tordmar, Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 791 80 Falun, Sweden

Candidate(s) full name:



Address of employing institution:

Candidate(s) nationality:

Candidate(s) age (approximate):

Candidates academic qualifications:

Title of the scientific and/or technological achievement for which the candidate(s) is/are now nominated:

Summary not exceeding 100 words indicating the significance of the achievement to the forestry and forest product industries:

Honours or awards previously given to the candidate(s) for the nominated work:

Name and address of nominator: