The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund is open to applicants from the United States.
The scholarship is intended for professional enrichment and is thus not applicable to studies or work related to academic degrees.
Fields of study
The scholarshiup programme especially supports fields which the Fund prioritizes, i.e. politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education, and culture.
The Swedish Bicentennial Fund for the exchange of qualified persons from the United States and Sweden was established by an Act of the Swedish Parliament in 1976 as a tribute to the United States Bicentennial and began operations in 1978 with grants to Americans and Swedes.
The purpose of the Fund is to provide opportunity for those in a position to influence public opinion and contribute to the development of their society to make a two to four week study trip to Sweden.
Who is eligible?
The applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
The applicants must supply a full, realistic project description, which indicates follow-up and a plan for disseminating research results. Persons who have made recurrent visits to or resided in Sweden will be considered only in exceptional cases. The grant may not be used to finance participation in conferences or regular ongoing vocational or academic courses.
Applicants should have well-developed projects within the above mentioned fields of study. The grant is specifically intended for professional enrichment and is thus not applicable to work related to academic degrees, programmes or conferences.
The Bicentennial Fund will award grants up to SEK 30,000 each for proposed study visits to Sweden for two-to-four weeks. The Bicentennial grant may be used in conjunction with scholarships from other sources.
How to apply
Please follow the instructions in the application form. Then send a scanned copy of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org (with “The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund” as the e-mail subject) or mail it to:
Slottsbacken 10, Box 7434
103 91 Stockholm
Please mark the envelope with “The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund”.
Applications must be made on the current form, providing information about the applicant’s background and a detailed plan of the study project in Sweden. The application must reach the Swedish Institute by November 15, 2012 for a study visit to Sweden during the period of March 1 – December 31, 2013.
Decisions will be announced in February 2013 by the Swedish Institute.
Scholarship holders are requested to submit a report to SI within one month after their study visit to Sweden.