The American-Scandinavian Foundation is happy to announce its enormous fellowships and grants. These programs are available to individuals who are United States citizens and also have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.
The ASF offers fellowships, cultural grants, internships/training, publications, exhibitions, and other public programs reinforcing the strong relationships between the U.S. and the Nordic countries. The program will help students to support their careers.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the two regions. ASF has an extraordinary program of fellowships, grants, trainee sponsorship, publishing, and cultural activities.
Who May Be Eligible?
To be eligible, the aspirant must meet all the following criteria:
- Students must have a well-defined research, study, or creative arts project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
- Participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.
- All participants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.
- Priority will be given to those applicants who have not already get an ASF award. Only in different cases will a third award would be applicable.
- All candidates must have at least a few abilities in the host country language.
- For projects that require a command of one or more Scandinavian (or other) languages, candidates should defer the application until they have the necessary proficiency.
How to Apply
All applicants must complete an online ASF application form, including a well-defined project description and project statement that outlines their research, study, or creative art project and describes why a stay in Scandinavia is essential.
- All applications are reviewed by a multi-disciplinary panel and thus should be accessible to non-experts
- Applicants are expected to devote full time to their proposed study or research and must justify the length of time needed to complete their project.
- Three letters of recommendation are required. If you are an MA or doctoral candidate, the letter should be by the supervisory chair of your MA or Ph.D. committee. If language proficiency is required for your project one letter must address the level of Nordic language proficiency and must be written by a qualified instructor or professional in that Nordic language.
The American-Scandinavian Foundation provides the following:
- The (ASF) offers fellowship (up to $23,000) and grant (up to $5,000) to individuals to study research or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for at least one year.
- The number of awards varies each year according to the total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.
- The awards support project-related costs, including maintenance, round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition fees, and materials expenditures.
Applications must be submitted until November 1, 2020.