Each year the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation arranges events for young researchers in order to stimulate collaboration, inspire research and create networking opportunities.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2019 – Apply now for the opportunity to network and present your research!

Every year post docs and PhD students 35 years or younger are encouraged to apply to the Young Researchers’ Challenge by describing their own research and the impact it will have on the forest-based industry and society as a whole.

This year’s Marcus Wallenberg Prize recognizes the research and knowledge transfer behind Cross-laminated timber, CLT. The improvement of innovative, value-added products and technologies based on renewable raw materials is more and more recognized as part of the solution to counteract climate change.

The impact on industry and society
The Marcus Wallenberg Foundation invites young researchers to apply for a place at the Prize ceremony and banquet in Stockholm, Sweden, in honor of the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Winner. The program also includes a symposium, workshops, lectures and guided tours.

Post docs and PhD students 35 years or younger are invited to apply by describing their own research and the impact it will have on the forest-based industry and society as a whole. The application must be submitted not later than 25 June 2019.

After evaluation some 30 contributions will be invited to the Prize ceremony and extended program 6 to 9 October 2019. The winning participants are expected to submit a short abstract on their research project to be presented in a poster session.

Applicants need to cover their own costs for travel and accommodation in connection to the event. For applicants from Swedish organizations the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation has found financing from separate sources.

– Past Events –

Young Researchers’ Program 2018

A group of young researchers from Finland, Germany, Sweden and USA attended the MWP Prize Event in Stockholm. The young researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2018 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.

Young Researchers’ Program 2017

A group of young researchers from Canada, Finland, Sweden and USA attended the MWP Prize Event in Stockholm. The young researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2017 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2016

A group of young researchers from Canada, Finland and Sweden attended the MWP Prize Event in Stockholm. The Young Researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2016 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2015

A group of young researchers from Canada, Finland, Japan and Sweden attendeded the MWP Prize Event in Stockholm. The Young Researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2015 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2014

A group of young researchers attended the MWP Prize Event in Stockholm. The Young Researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2014 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.

Young Researchers’ Challenge 2013

A group of young researchers attended the MWP Prize Ceremony at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, the Prize Symposium and the Program for Young Researchers led by the MWP Selection Committee and the Marcus Wallenberg 2013 Prize Recipient Derek Gray. The Young Researchers contributed to the MWP Symposium by presenting their own research in a poster exhibition. Click here to view the 2013 Young Researchers’ Abstracts.