Funding for projects honouring Raoul Wallenberg’s memory

  • Raoul Wallenberg

    From the SI exhibition "To me there's no other choice – Raoul Wallenberg 1912-2012". Photo: Karl Gabor

SI grants funding to projects that honour the memory and deeds of Raoul Wallenberg and their importance for human rights and democracy. The application deadline for 2014 is February 1st.

SI also grants funding for independent research on Raoul Wallenberg’s persona, life and fate, mainly in foreign archives. Read more about our research grants.

What type of projects does SI give funds for?

The Swedish Institute welcomes applications for public projects, aimed primarily at children and young people, that honour the memory and deeds of Raoul Wallenberg and their importance for human rights and democracy today.

The project must have some connection abroad; that is, if the activities are carried out in Sweden, the part awarded funding through SI must have some component abroad. For instance, funding may be applied for to finance the participation of foreign organisations in these activities or another type of active collaboration with a country other than Sweden.

Activities not covered by the funding

Funding may not be applied for to cover study visits, school exchanges, commercial contacts, volunteer activities, children and youth exchanges, exploratory trips, or participation in conferences or courses in general (exceptions are key speakers and other key people). Nor may funding be applied for to finance humanitarian efforts.

Funding may not be applied for retroactively to cover projects already carried out before the allowed project period.

Who can apply?

Applicants can be organisations in civil society, foundations, organisations from the public sector or private sector, or other professional organisations. Private individuals may not apply for funding.

Funding is not awarded to more than one application per applicant.

Funding can be applied for to cover the following costs:

  • Travel, food and lodging.
  • Incidental expenses directly related to the project (such as equipment and material, translation, expert input).
  • Salary expenses for project management incurred either by the Swedish or international partner organisations in cases where these expenses are necessary to carry out the project. Reasons for the expenses must be given in the project application, and such expenses may not exceed 30 per cent of the total project budget.
  • Administrative expenses (such as for mobile phones, internet, documentation). Funding to cover administrative expenses may constitute at most 5 per cent of the amount applied for.

How much does SI grant?

The total amount available for project funding and research grants is SEK 450,000.

How do I apply?

Applications are to be submitted by e-mail to si(a) using our application form. Applications in Swedish or English are accepted.

When do I apply?

Calls for applications for project funding are announced once a year, and the application deadline for 2014 is 1 February.

When should the project take place?

The project period allowed is 1 February 2014 to 31 January 2015.

How does SI evaluate applications?

Applications will be assessed by a reference group appointed by SI based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance: This concerns the relevance of the project and its connection to Raoul Wallenberg, his deeds and their significance today as well as to human rights and democracy.
  • Connection abroad: The target of the task the Swedish Institute is entrusted with is primarily outside Sweden. Projects will therefore be assessed based on their connection to some component abroad.
  • Target group: Projects should be aimed at as broad a target group as possible, especially children and young adults.
  • Dissemination: Projects will be assessed based on their potential for dissemination.

SI’s decision is final and may not be appealed.

Applications not considered

SI retains the right not to consider applications in the following cases:

  • The application is incomplete.
  • The application was received outside the application period.
  • The application is for a project that does not qualify for funding.
  • The applicant organisation is not qualified to apply for funding.
  • The organisation did not submit a report for funding previously awarded.

If the application is not considered, the applicant organisation will receive an explanation for this in writing.


Decisions will be made no later than six weeks after the application deadline.

Final report

Not more than two months after the project has been carried out, but no later than March 31, 2014 for grants approved 2013, a written final report on the project results and budget must be submitted to SI. For grants approved in 2014 the final report submission is due on March 31 2015.

For more information, please contact:

Britt Håkansson, programme manager