Graduate Funding Information Service

September 15, 2021

American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships & Grants

Application Deadline: November 1, 2021

  • For graduate students and post-graduate or senior scholars
  • Field: Research, study, or creative arts projects in any field in one or more Scandinavian country(ies)
  • Award amount: Fellowships up to $23,000 and grants up to $5,000
  • Restricted to U.S. Citizens or permanent residents

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian country for up to one year.

Fellowships are intended to support a year-long stay.  Priority is given to candidates at the graduate level for dissertation-related study or research.

Grants are considered suitable for post-graduate scholars, professionals, and candidates in the arts to carry out research or study visits of one to three months duration.


Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the start of their project in Scandinavia.

Team projects are eligible, but each member must apply as an individual, submitting a separate, fully-documented application.

First priority will be given to applicants who have not previously received an ASF award. Applicants are eligible to receive only two awards within a ten year period. Only in exceptional cases will a third award be considered.

Please note that ASF does not ordinarily support art residency programs. To be considered for funding, you must explain why this residency is crucial to your work.

For more information, including application instructions, click here.