Welcome to apply for the chance to network and present your research!

The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites applications for the Young Researchers’ Challenge with the chance to win a spot at the Prize ceremony and banquet in honour of the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winners.

Take the opportunity to present your research to leading scientists and representatives of the forest-based industry and fellow researchers from all over the world. The program will range from 9 to 11 October 2022 – see below.

We invite researchers 35 years old or younger, post-docs, or PhD students to participate. Apply now through our form at mwp.org/yrc2022. Your contribution should not exceed 200 words and must be submitted not later than 10 June 2022.

After evaluation, some 30 contributions will be selected to be invited to the 2022 MWP Prize Ceremony and extended program (see below). All winning participants are expected to submit a short abstract on their research project to be presented in a poster session.

Present your vision

Briefly describe your research and how you think it will have an impact on the forest-based industry and society as a whole. Present your vision for the development you want to promote with your research and how current obstacles can be overcome. You are free to discuss opportunities in a wide range of research and business areas in the sector.

This year’s Marcus Wallenberg Prize recognizes the research of Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Herbert Sixta. They are awarded the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres, see press release.

The Young Researchers’ Program offers:

  • Interaction with this year’s prize winners, overview presentations, and the opportunity to network with fellow scientists.
  • Participation in a “3-Minute Presentation” session, where the MWP Selection Committee members will moderate and act as jury. This will be filmed and made available for you.
  • Ceremony and banquet to be held in the presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden.
  • Symposium on the theme of the 2022 Prize.
  • A poster session in connection with the Symposium where you can present, and discuss your research with leading scientists and industry representatives.
  • A meeting with last year’s prize winners.
  • Accommodation at the Grand Hôtel Stockholm for one night of the two needed.

Who covers the costs for travel and accommodation?

In connection with event, applicants need to cover their own costs for travel to Stockholm and accommodation for one night, of two. International applicants are recommended to apply for funding from their own Universities or other financiers. For applicants from Swedish organizations the MW Foundation has financing from the Erik Johan Ljungberg Utbildningsfond.