The American-Scandinavian Foundation is the leading cultural and educational link between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. An American nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City, ASF works to build international understanding with an extensive program of fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publishing, and membership offerings.
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 starting from $5,000 are available for shorter research visits, both at the graduate and post-doctoral levels. Funding is available to candidates in all fields. The American competition, open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, has a deadline of November 1, 2010.
The foundation's Visiting Lectureship program invites U.S. colleges and universities to apply for funding to host a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden. The program provides awards of $20,000 for appointments of one semester. Lectureships should be in the areas of public policy, conflict resolution, healthcare, environmental studies, or multiculturalism. 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. Applicants are asked to submit a Letter of Intent by November 5, 2010, describing the proposed visiting lectureship.
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