Fellowships & Grants


Fellowships 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 at the graduate and post-graduate level in the United States for up to one year.

Candidates for awards from Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are recommended to ASF by our cooperating organizations. In order to apply submit applications to the appropriate cooperative organization (see below).

ASF accepts applications directly from Danish students who wish to study or conduct research in the United States. The upcoming deadline is April 1, 2024. Apply here!

Terms of Award

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

Awards are made in all fields.

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

Cooperating Organizations

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

ASF Fellowships and Grants Funds

Sources of Funding for ASF Fellowships and Grants

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 Fund
The 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.