The Marcus Wallenberg Prize Invitation to Nominate

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. The prize sum is SEK 2 million. You can read about the Marcus Wallenberg Prize by clicking here.

Nominate your Candidate for The Marcus Wallenberg Prize

“Candidates” implies an individual or a group of normally 2-4 individuals who have actively cooperated in research leading to a single breakthrough that has had a significant impact on the forestry and forest products or related industries. Nominations are accepted by e-mail, postal mail or via the internet,, at any time of the year and are considered by the MWP Selection Committee in a continuous process. Candidates will be judged and graded initially based on 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 appointed peer scientists, forest and industry managers, and related consumer specialists over a 3-year period. The Prize-winner(s) is announced by the Board early in each calendar year. As far as possible the nomination details should be obtained without directly involving the candidate. The nomination process is kept as secret as possible until a final announcement is made. Candidates may not nominate themselves for the Prize.

To nominate a candidate please use our internet-form or our pdf-form (available at the website). If you use the pdf-file, it is possible to fill in the form on screen, save the form on your computer and then e-mail. Should you have any questions about the nomination procedure please contact us by e-mail at or by postal mail at The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, Att: Mrs Kerstin Tordmar, 791 80 Falun, Sweden. Visit the MWP website to learn more about the Marcus Wallenberg Prize

Falun, June 2019

Johanna Buchert                                                                 Kaj Rosén
Professor, Chairman of the Selection Committee               Professor, Executive Secretary of the Marcus     ​    ​                                                                                                  Wallenberg Foundation