Fellowships & Grants

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Fellowships for Scandinavians

Fellowships to Study in America

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. Awards are made in all fields.

For Current ASF Fellows from Scandinavia

As a Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), you are responsible for providing ASF with reports throughout the course of your program. Please review the following three report forms to determine which 2-3 reports are pertinent to your fellowship timeline. Please note that award payments are contingent on the submission of these reports.

Please email these reports to grants@amscan.org

Arrival Report (Microsoft Word)
Must be submitted by every Scandinavian Fellow upon arrival in the U.S.

Interim Report (For year-long projects only) Must be submitted by every Scandinavian Fellow spending more than six months abroad.

Final Narrative Report (For all projects)
Must be submitted by all ASF Fellows no later than 60 days after the end of the fellowship period.

Social Security Numbers (SSN) and ITINs

Please note that every ASF Fellow must provide ASF with a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) or ITIN before award payments can be made.


To read more about obtaining an SSN or ITIN, please see here.

U.S. Taxes

Tax regulations applicable to your ASF award vary significantly for citizens from one country to another, so please familiarize yourself with your U.S. tax obligations by consulting the section appropriate to your nationality. Please note that Scandinavians who are here in the U.S. as Permanent Residents (possessing a green card) have the same tax obligations as U.S. citizens and should consult the section “For Americans.”

ASF AT SOM Fellowship in Architecture

SOM and ASF will be accepting applications from post-graduates and mid-career architects holding Scandinavian citizenship seeking experience in interior design at a leading architecture firm in New York City.

Fellows are awarded a six-month, paid internship at SOM’s office on Wall Street.

Alternate Funding

Additional funding sources for Americans doing study or research in Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sámpi, and Sweden

and Scandinavians doing study or research in the US may be available through other organizations that are not affiliated with the American Scandinavian Foundation.

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