Fellowships & Grants

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Current Fellowship and Grant Recipients

From Denmark

Candidates recommended by The Denmark-America Foundation (Danmark-Amerika Fondet), Copenhagen

JENSEN, Mette Lützhøft from Danish School of Media and Journalism
MA-directed study, American Studies, City University of New York, The Graduate Center. Henrik Kauffmann Fund, $20,000

To Denmark

GIOVINCO, Steve from Yale University
Independent Research, Photography. Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $5,000

GOLDMAN, Aaron from Harvard University
PhD/Dissertation research, Philosophy of Religion, Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre, University of Copenhagen. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $23,000

OSLUND, Karen from Towson University
Post-Doctoral Research, History, National Museum, Copenhagen. Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $4,700

SCHWARTZ, Wylie from Binghamton University
PhD/Dissertation research, Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory, Asger Jorn Archive, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg; National Library Archives, Copenhagen & Troels Andersen’s Ex-School Archive, Copenhagen. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $5,000

SHAPIRO, Julie from University of Florida
PhD/Dissertation research, Ecology, University of Copenhagen & Museum of Natural History of Denmark. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $1,000

SPALLETTA, Olivia from Brandeis University
PhD/Dissertation research, Anthropology, University of Copenhagen. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $8,300

From Finland

All candidates recommended by The League of Finnish-American Societies (Suomi-Amerikka Yhdistysten Liitto), Helsinki

FINER, Lauri from University of Helsinki
PhD/Dissertation research, Law, University of Florida. $5,000 The Thor and Saimi Soderholm Fund

KARHU, Sanna from University of Helsinki
PhD/Dissertation research, Gender Studies, New York University. $8,000 The Finnish Fund

LASTUNEN, Jesse from Pardee RAND Graduate School
PhD/Dissertation research, Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School. $13,500 Saara and Bjorn Wahlroos Fellowship Fund

MÄENSIVU, Kaisa from Sibelius Academy
MA-directed study, Jazz Arts, Manhattan School of Music. $9,700 Jane and Aatos Erkko Fund

PITKÄNEN, Silja from University of Jyväskylä
PhD/Dissertation research, History, University of California, Berkeley. $3,300 The Carl G. and Rikke Fredriksen Barth Fund; $5,800 The Thor and Saimi Soderholm Fund

VÄRE, Ville from SUNY at Albany
PhD/Dissertation research, Biology, SUNY at Albany. $7,600 The Martha and Jack McFall Fund

To Finland

HAGIWARA, Asami from University of Iowa
PhD/Dissertation research, Music-Piano Performance, Sibelius Academy. The Jane and Aatos Erkko Fund, $20,150

PYLVÄINEN, Hanna from University of Michigan
MA-directed research, Creative Writing, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi. Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $3,450

ROLAND-SILVERSTEIN, Kathleen from Syracuse University
Postdoctoral research, Music- Vocal Performance, Sibleius Academy, University of Helsinki & MusicFinland. The Jane and Aatos Erkko Fund, $5,200

From Iceland

All candidates recommended by The Icelandic-American Society (Íslensk-ameríska félagid), Reykjavík

BJÖRNSSON, Gunnlaugur from Yale University School of Music
MM-directed study, Music – Guitar Performance, Yale University School of Music. Thor Thors Memorial Fund, $4,000

GUÐMUNDSDÓTTIR, Helga from University of Iceland
LLM-directed study, Harvard Law School. Thor Thors Memorial Fund, $3,500; Barth Fund, $500

KURAN, Anna Kolfinna from Iceland Academy of the Arts
MFA-directed study, Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Thor Thors Memorial Fund, $4,000

ÓLASON, Ólafur Ingvi from Columbia University
MFA-directed study, Directing/Screen Writing, Columbia University. Charles K. Willey Fund, $4,000

RÚNARSSON, Víðir Thór from University of Iceland
MS-directed study, Management Science & Engineering, Columbia University. Charles K. Willey Fund, $3,500

SVAVARSDÓTTIR, Guðrún from University of Iceland
MA-directed study, Bioethics, New York University. Charles K. Willey Fund, $1,200; Barth Fund, $2,300

THÓRSDÓTTIR, Daniella Jóhanna from University of Vermont
PhD-directed study, Neuroscience, University of Vermont. Thor Thors Memorial Fund, $4,500

TÓMASDÓTTIR, Anna María from Pace University
MFA-directed study, Directing, Pace University. Charles K. Willey Fund, $4,000

To Iceland

CONNORS, Colin from University of Wisconsin–Madison
PhD/Dissertation research, Scandinavian Studies – Folklore, The Place Name Institute of Iceland. Thor Thors Memorial Fund, $18,000; Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $5,000

DELUCA, Erik from University of Virginia
PhD/Dissertation research, Music Compostion, Iceland Academy of the Arts. Sven & Ingrid Bernhard Fund, $3,000; Former Fellows Fund, $3,800; Hans K. Lorentzen Fund, $6,200

LEISER, Jeffrey from Mesa College
MA-directed research, Opera, Estate of Friðrik Erlings, Laugarbrekka. Sven & Ingrid Bernhard Fund, $3,000

From Norway

Candidates recommended by The Norway-America Association (Norge-Amerika Foreningen), Oslo

ANDERSEN, Marius Bjelde from Høgskolen Stord Haugesund
MS-directed study, Fire Protection Engineering, California Polytechnic State University. Norway House Foundation Grant, $8,000

BERNHARDT, Ida Stange from University of Oslo
PhD/Dissertation research, Psychology, Catholic University of America. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $10,000

EKEBERG, Emilie from University of Oslo
MA-directed study, Journalism, Columbia University. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $4,000

EKHAUGEN, Lene from Norwegian Defence University College (NDUC)
PhD/Dissertation research, Political Science, Stanford University. Norway House Foundation Grant, $5,020

FALCH, Ranveig from NHH Norwegian School of Economics
PhD/Dissertation research, Economics, University of California, San Diego (fall 2016) / University of California, Berkeley (spring 2017). Norway House Foundation Grant, $13,000

FLATABØ, Ranveig from University of Bergen
PhD/Dissertation research, Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stolt-Nielsen Fund for Education, $10,000

GAASRUD, Celine from Columbia University
MS-directed study, Sustainability Management, Columbia University. Mathilde Aas Fund, $16,350; King Håkon VII Fund, $3,650

GRIMSTAD, Audun from School of Visual Arts
MFA-directed study, Illustration, School of Visual Arts. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $8,700; Pratt/Johnson Fund, $10,000; King Håkon VII Fund, $300

HAALAND, Ingar from Norwegian School of Economics
PhD/Dissertation research, Economics, University of California, Berkeley. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $13,000; Norway House $7,000

HALLSTEINSEN, Ingrid from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
PhD/Dissertation research, Electronic Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. Norway House Foundation Grant, $10,000

HAUGEN, Janne Borge from University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
PhD-directed study, Biology, University of Massachusetts. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $7,000; Stolt-Nielsen Fund for Education, $8,000

KAUREL, Jon from University of Oslo
PhD/Dissertation research, Education, Columbia University. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $8,000

KIERULF-VIEIRA, Kirsten from University of Oslo
MA-directed study, Political Science, Columbia University. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $12,000

KVANGRAVEN, Ingrid Harvold from The New School
PhD-directed study, Economics, The New School. King Håkon VII Fund, $2,800; Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $2,200

OLAFSRUD, Oda from Parsons School of Design The New School
MA-directed study, Architecture, Parsons School of Design The New School. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $20,000

REHN, Carl Fredrik from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
PhD-directed study, Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $7,000

SMITH, Ida Dokk from University of Oslo
PhD/Dissertation research, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Norway House Foundation Grant, $5,000

SOLBERG, Fredrik Samdal from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTSU)
Graduate research, Engineering, institution pending. Håkon Styri Fund, $19,900; Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund, $100

STØA, Heidi from Indiana University
PhD-directed study, English Literature, Indiana University. King Olav V Fund, $5,000

To Norway

BARKVE, Marit from University of Wisconsin–Madison
PhD/Dissertation research, Scandinavian Studies, Literature, University of Oslo. Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund, $2,950

MORRISON, Donald from University of Illinois at Chicago
Postdoctoral research, Microbiology, University of Oslo. Carol and Hans Christian Sonne Fund, $3,000; James L. Howard Grant, $2,000

STRATIGAKOS, Despina from University at Buffalo
Postdoctoral research, Architectural History, National Archives of Norway, Oslo University Library & NTNU, Trondheim. Crown Princess Märtha Friendship Fund, $5,000

From Sweden

All candidates recommended by the Swedish Fulbright Commission, Stockholm

ABID, Souad Souhed from Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service
MS-directed study, Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Fund, $20,000

BENSON, Martin from Stony Brook University
PhD-directed study, Philosophy, Stony Brook University. Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $13,670

BJÖRCK, Johan from Cornell University
PhD-directed study, Computer Science, Cornell University. Dr. Mary Jane Oestmann Fund, $8,000

EKVALL, Karl Oskar from University of Minnesota
PhD-directed study, Statistics, University of Minnesota. Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Fund, $18,500

To Sweden

ANDERSON, Claire from University of Washington
PhD/Dissertation research, Ethnomusicology, Svensk Visarkiv. Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $23,000

CONRAD, Jo from University of California, Berkeley
Postdoctoral research, Children’s Books/Nationalist Projects, Swedish Children’s Book Institute. Bernadotte Fund, $5,000

KENDALL, Mark from School of Visual Arts, NYC
Postgraduate research, Filmmaking, University of Umeå. Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $23,000

MELKER, Anna from University of California, Santa Barbara
PhD/Dissertation research, Materials Chemistry, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. John G. Bergquist Fund, $5,000

MITCHELL, Mark from University of Cincinnati
PhD/Dissertation research, Biology/Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Scandinavian Seminar Grant, $8,850; Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $11,150

PITTS, Marta from The Graduate Center, CUNY
PhD/Dissertation research, Zooarchaeology, Arendus Ltd, Visby & Uppsala University Campus Gotland in Visby. Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $5,000

SJOHOLM, Barbara from University of Washington
Independent Research, Creative Writing. Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $5,000

To Multi-Scandinavian Countries

DELVAUX, Matthew from Boston College
PhD/Dissertation research, Medieval History and Archaeology, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen & Ørholm, Viking Ship Museum, Roskilde; Bornholm Museum, Rønne; Ribe Viking Museum; Swedish History Museum, Stockholm; Lund University Historical Museum; Gotland Museum, Visby; Museum of Cultural History, Oslo. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $8,000; The Sather Fund, $8,000; Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $7,000

PARKINSON, Nicholas from Stony Brook University
PhD/Dissertation research, Art History, Stockholm University & Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Copenhagen. Amanda E. Roleson Fund, $1,800; Thord-Gray Memorial Fund, $1,500