The American-Scandinavian Foundation

ASF Grants and 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. Awards are made in all fields.

The ASF invites U.S. colleges and universities to apply for funding to host a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden. The $20,000 awards are for appointments of one semester. Lectureships should be in the areas of: public policy, conflict resolution, health care, environmental studies or multiculturalism.




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.

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 three-month, paid internship at SOM's office on Wall Street.

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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