Awards for Research/Study in Scandinavia

The ASF will offer around $300,000 to outstanding American students, scholars, professionals and artists for study and/or research in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden. Fellowships of up to $23,000 are intended to support an academic year-long stay, and priority is given to students at the graduate level who need to spend time at foreign academic or research institutions. Grants of up to $5,000 are considered more suitable for shorter research visits, both on the graduate or post-doctoral level. Funding is available to candidates in all fields.

Awards for Arctic Research

In partnership with Scandinavian Seminar, a not-for-profit organization sponsoring educational and cultural interaction between Scandinavia and the United States, The ASF annually provides fellowships totaling $50,000 to outstanding American students, researchers, and artists for projects relating to the Arctic and pursued at University of the Arctic member institutions. The purpose of these fellowships is to increase knowledge about the Arctic and issues relating to the Circumpolar North. Past fellowship winners have included scholars pursuing Arctic projects in marine biology, geology, the environment, and indigenous peoples, as well as artists photographing Arctic landscapes.

Awards for Research/Study in in the United States

The ASF also awards fellowships and grants to Scandinavians doing reseach/study. These are made on the recommendation of ASF’s cooperating organizations abroad, with each country setting its own deadline. Contact information for the ASF’s cooperating organizations in Scandinavia can be found on the ASF website.

The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.

Online application and further ASF Award information available online: