Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund

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.

21 Oct 2013

The application period for 2014 has now closed. 

General criteria

Country
The Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund is open to applicants from the United States.

Study levels
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 prioritizes, i.e. politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, education and culture.

Programme description

Objective
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.

Scholarship benefits
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

Application form
The application period is now closed.

Application deadline
The application period is now closed. Decisions will be announced in February 2014.

Report form
Scholarship holders are requested to submit a report to SI within one month after their study visit to Sweden.