The scholarship amount is between SEK 100,000 and SEK 200,000. Recipients are in the age range of 25–35 years and have a university degree, preferably a PhD and in the fields of engineering/sciences or economics/law. Additional qualifications include some form of related activity after graduation, preferably research or private sector experience in which candidates have developed their expertise.
The foundation’s board chooses the scholarship recipients. The board members are: Marcus Wallenberg (Chair) Carl-Henric Svanberg, Marianne Feledy Werthén, Pam Fredman, Leif Johansson, Hans Stråberg and Victoria van Camp (deputy).
The application portal to apply for a scholarship from the Hans Werthén Foundation 2022 is open from 10 January until 1 March 2022. The selections are made at the foundation’s board meeting in May after which the applicants are informed in writing.