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 scholarship programme especially supports fields which the Fund prioritises, 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 of 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
Applications must be made through the current application form, providing information about the applicant’s background and a detailed plan of the study project in Sweden.
Please follow the instructions in the application form. Then send a scanned copy of your application to si(a)si.se with “The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund” as the subject line, or post it to:
103 91 Stockholm
Applications must reach the Swedish Institute by 15 November 2014 for a study visit in Sweden during the period 1 March-31 December 2015.
Decisions will be announced in February 2015.
Scholarship holders are requested to submit a report to SI within one month after their study visit to Sweden.