The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

The American-Scandinavian Foundation

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The American-Scandinavian Foundation, (ASF) is an American non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The Foundation's headquarters, Scandinavia House, is located at 58 Park Avenue, New York City.

About the Foundation

The ASF was founded in 1910 by the Danish-American industrialist Niels Poulsen. It is a publicly supported non-profit organization that carries out an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees of individuals from the United States and Scandinavia, representing diverse interests yet linked by personal or professional ties to the Scandinavian countries. The five Nordic Heads of State serve as the organization's patrons.

Exchange activities

More than 26,000 young Americans and Scandinavians have participated in ASF's exchange programs of study, research or practical training. Many of its alumni have gone on to leading positions in business, government and the arts. The Foundation cultivates enduring academic, professional, and personal ties between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.

Fellowships

Each year the ASF awards more than $800,000 in fellowships and grants to individual students, scholars, professionals, and artists - either Scandinavians studying or conducting research in the...
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