Fellowships & Grants

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Norwegian Visiting Lectureship


Submission date:
April 1, 2024

Decisions announced:
June 1, 2024

Additional Information:
Current and Past Visiting Lectureship Recipients

ASF invites all U.S. colleges and universities to apply for the Annual Norwegian Lectureship. The award is for one semester and is open to disciplines with a contemporary focus on Public Policy, Conflict Resolution, Environmental Studies, Multiculturalism, or Healthcare. The ASF Norwegian Visiting Lecturer receives a $20,000 teaching and research stipend along with an additional $5,000 travel stipend for lecture appearances outside the host institution.  



The competition is open to all American colleges and universities. The award is appropriate not just for Scandinavian studies departments, but for any department or inter-disciplinary program with an interest in incorporating a Scandinavian focus into its course offerings.

The lecturer must be a Norwegian citizen and a scholar or expert in a field appropriate to the host department or program.

Lectureships should be in the area of contemporary studies with an emphasis on one of five areas: Public Policy, Conflict Resolution, Environmental Studies, Multiculturalism, or Healthcare.


The institution is responsible for selecting the lecturer it wishes to host. The ASF cannot assist in establishing contacts.

All pre-appointment communication with the lecturer, and arrangements for teaching, public presentations and housing during the lectureship appointment are the responsibility of the host institution.

The host institution would be expected to provide support complementing the $20,000 stipend. Additional support may be in the form of:

  • Subsidized faculty housing
  • International Travel and insurance expenses
  • Office and computer use
  • Additional stipend support


The selected lecturer is expected to teach one course (undergraduate or graduate level) and perform modest public activities (lectures, etc.) for which s/he will receive $20,000.

The selected lecturer is expected to accept invitations to visit other academic institutions or conferences (including the NorTANA conference, the Swedish Teachers’ conference, and the SASS conference) for which s/he will have $5,000 available in travel funds.