Fellowships & Grants


Fellowships and Grants for Advanced Study or Research in the USA

Awards for Scandinavians

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers over $500,000 in funding to Scandinavians to undertake study or research programs (usually at the graduate level) in the United States for up to one year.

Candidates for awards are recommended to the ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see below). Awards are made in all fields.


Applicants must be citizens of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.

Terms of Award

The number and size of awards granted annually varies widely between countries.

Contact the ASF’s cooperating organizations for specific information regarding eligibility, award size and application deadlines. The ASF’s Fellowships and Grants Division will be happy to assist with general inquiries.

Cooperating Organizations

The Denmark-America Foundation
Nørregade 7A, 1. tv.
1165 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Website: www.wemakeithappen.dk

The League of Finnish-American Societies
Mechelininkatu 10A
SF-001 00 Helsinki, Finland
Website: www.sayl.fi

The Icelandic-American Society
P.O. Box 320
121 Reykjavík, Iceland
Website: www.iceam.is

The Norway-America Association
Radhusgt. 23B
0158 Oslo, Norway
Website: www.noram.no

The Sweden-America Foundation
Box 5280
S-102 46 Stockholm, Sweden
Website: www.sweamfo.se

ASF Fellowships and Grants Funds

ASF Sponsored Funds

The Mathilde Aas Fund
The Carl G. and Rikke Fredriksen Barth Fund
The Bernadotte Fund
The John G. Bergquist Fund in Chemistry
The Sven & Ingrid Bernhard Fund
The Crown Princess Märtha Fellowship Fund
The Edith Coulter Fund
The DNB ASA Fellowship Fund
The Finnish Fund
The Former Fellows Fund
The Icelandic Crafts Fund
The Carl Olaf, Marie and Katherine Elizabeth Johnson Fellowship Fund
The Henrik Kauffmann Fund
The King Haakon VII Fund
The King Olav V Fund
The Helen Lee and Emil Lassen Fund
The Hans K. Lorentzen Fund
The Martha and Jack McFall Fund
The Dr. Mary Jane Oestmann Fellowship Fund
The Amanda E. Roleson Fund
The Sather Fund
The Scan|Design by Inger and Jens Bruun Foundation Fund
The Thor and Saimi Soderholm Fund
The Carol and Hans Christian Sonne Fund
The Håkon Björnstrom Steffanson Funds:
Sverige-Amerika Stiftelsen and Uppsala University
The Alice and Corrin Strong Fund
The Haakon Styri Fund
The Selma C. Swanson Fund
The Stolt-Nielsen Fund for Education
The Thord-Gray Memorial Fund
The Thor Thors Memorial Fund
The Thor Thors Special Contributions Fund
The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Fund
The Andrew E. and G. Norman Wigeland Fund
The Charles K. Willey Fund

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is a publicly supported, nonprofit, organization that promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.