The American-Scandinavian Foundation

ASF Grants and Awards for Americans

The ASF's award program for study and research abroad has been the Foundation's most long-standing commitment to educational exchange. During the past 100 years, over 4,000 fellowships and grants have been given to Americans and Scandinavians engaged in study, research or creative arts projects. In 2013, 62 students, professionals and artists were provided over $646,137 in total funding.


Program Details

The ASF Translation Competition is an international competition for literary translations into English from any Nordic language and genre.  Our annual competition recognizes outstanding translations of Scandinavian literature authored by a Scandinavian writer born after 1800. This year marks the 34nd annual competition.


Additional funding sources for Americans doing study or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway 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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