Monday, September 21, 2009

American-Scandinavian Foundation Announces 2010 - 2011 Awards

Over $1 million will be offered by the American-Scandinavian Foundation to outstanding American and Scandinavian students, scholars, professionals and artists in its 2010 - 2011 award program. 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 beginning at $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.

Fellowships and grants are awarded competitively, based on qualifications of the applicants, the significance and feasibility of the projects, and the merit of pursuing the program overseas. The American competition, open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, has a deadline of November 2. Awards to Scandinavians 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 (