National deadline: November 1, 2018

Eligibility requirements:      

  • Well defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident     
  • Seniors and alumni      
  • Team projects acceptable (individual application required)      
  • Language ability preferred in country where study will be done  

Award summary and conditions: The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers yearlong fellowships (up to $23,000) and one-to-three month grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries. The number of awards varies each year according to available funds. Awards are made in all fields. Priority for fellowships is given to graduate level candidates to support dissertation-related study or research. Applications to the visual arts, music, film, dance, creative writing and translation are welcome. See website for particulars. 

Application process: online

Application requirements:       

  • Signed application form
  • $20 Application fee     
  • Project summary (200 words max.)     
  • Budget form    
  • Project statement (1,200 words max.) and bibliography      
  • Curriculum vitae (10 pages max. including publications listing)
  • Invitation and other relevant correspondence confirming the availability of overseas resources
  • Letters of recommendation (3)*
  • Academic transcripts 

*Students list 3 recommenders and their email addresses in their application. The system will then generate an email to each recommmender giving them instructions.

Faculty representative: Keith Raether  


Mailing address: The American-Scandinavian Foundation                                                                        
Attn: Fellowship Program                                                                                                   
58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016