Fellowships & Grants

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Fellowships for Scandinavians

ASF Fellowships for Scandinavians

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

ASF accepts applications from Danish students who wish to study or conduct research in the United States. The upcoming deadline is April 1, 2024. To learn more and apply, see ASF Fellowships for Danish Citizens to Study in the U.S.

Candidates from Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are recommended to ASF by our cooperating organizations. The number and size of awards granted annually varies by country. Awards are made in all fields. To learn more about eligibility, award size, and application deadlines, please get in touch with one of the following cooperating organizations:

The League of Finnish-American Societies (SAM)
Eteläranta 6 A 8, 3. krs
00130 Helsinki, Finland
Website: www.samsuomi.fi/apurahat/

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 Swedish-Fulbright Commission
Vasagatan 15-17, 4th Floor
111 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Website: www.fulbright.se

Info for Current ASF Fellows

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

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.”


Funding Sources for ASF Fellowships

The Mathilde Aas Fund
The Carl G. and Rikke Fredriksen Barth Fund
The John G. Bergquist Fund in Chemistry
The Bernadotte Fund
The Sven & Ingrid Bernhard Fund
The Crown Princess Märtha Fellowship Fund
The Edith Coulter Fund
The Jane and Aatos Erkko 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 Peter and Birgit Faber Morse Fund
The Dr. Mary Jane Oestmann Fellowship Fund
The Philip W. Pfeifer III Fellowship FundThe Amanda E. Roleson Fund

The Sather 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 Stolt-Nielsen Fund for Education
The Alice and Corrin Strong Fund
The Haakon Styri Fund
The Selma C. Swanson Fund
The Thord-Gray Memorial Fund
The Thor Thors Memorial Fund
The Saara and Björn Wahlroos Finnish Fellowship 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.

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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