The nomination period for 2022 is now closed and we thank you for received nominations!

Welcome with new nominations next year: 1 February-30 April, 2023.

The Board of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and its Selection Committee invite individuals and institutions, globally, to nominate candidates for the Marcus Wallenberg Prize, between 1 February and 30 April each year.

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, by 30 April each 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. If you have any questions about the nomination procedure please contact us by e-mail

To Nominate a candidate: Use our internet-form below or our form in MS Word. When the MS Word form is filled in, you can save the form on your computer and send it via e-mail to or by mail to Mrs. Kerstin Tordmar, Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 791 80 Falun, Sweden.

Candidate(s) full name(s):

Candidate(s) academic qualifications:

Address of employing institution:

Candidate(s) nationality:

Candidate(s) date of birth:

Title of the single research breakthrough for which the candidate(s) is/are now nominated:

Please state/include the following:
a) Short description of the breakthrough (max 200 words)

b) CV of the candidate(s)

c) information about the expected impact of the breakthrough and its current and future use in business or science

d) related patent(s)

e) publication(s) relevant for supporting the nomination including year of publication

Other supporting information:
a) relevant collaborators in relation to the scientific advances of the nomination:

b) listing of competing groups/leading researchers in the area of the nomination:

Name, address and e-mail of nominator