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American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Sunday, November 1, 2020


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Completion of undergraduate education

  • Well-defined research, study, or creative arts project

  • Working ability in language of the host country


Application Process: 


The American-Scandinavian Foundation does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically at the beginning of November. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if the American-Scandinavian Foundation is right for you, can be found here:

Additional information on the American-Scandinavian Foundation, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official American-Scandinavian Foundation website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at

Amount Awarded: 
(Grant) up to $5000 (Fellowship) up to $23,000 covers project-related costs, including maintenance, trans-Atlantic round-trip travel, in-country travel, tuition and fees (where applicable) and materials expenditures
Number Awarded: 
The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields.

About the American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Applications may be made for either a grant (up to $5,000) or a fellowship (up to $23,000), but not both. Postgraduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the creative arts intending to carry out research or study visits of one to three months in duration are especially encouraged to apply for grants. Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay. Priority for fellowships is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.

1 year program