The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) provides fellowships for advanced research or study in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Fellowships are intended to support a year long stay and priority is given to graduate students for dissertation-related study or research.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must have received their undergraduate degree by the time that they begin their study or project in Scandinavia. ASF prefers applicants to have some ability in the language of their host country.


Applicants must have a well defined study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.


The ASF prefers to support senior graduate students at the dissertation level for yearlong study or research. Short – term grants, three to four month grants available.


Fellowships are valued at up to $20,000. The number of awards depends on the total funds available by country. Smaller grants of approximately $4,000 are available to support one to three months of postdoctoral study.


Applicants must provide a completed ASF application, references, and transcripts to ASF by November 1. All material must reach ASF by this date. Award results are announced by March 15.

Visit the American Scandinavian Foundation website for more information about the fellowship.


Contact Name

Lisa Grimes

Student Fellowships Coordinator

Office Location
Bristol Center

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