The purpose of the scholarships are to provide financial support for Americans to study in Norway. The aim is to support post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States. By awarding scholarships to american students or researchers, knowledge and understanding will increase, and it will strengthen the ties of friendship between the two countries.
Every year, we offer up to ten scholarships to American students, based on merit and need. The amounts vary from $1 500 – $5 000. The size of the individual grants will depend on the research subject, purpose and the intended length of stay in Norway.
Information on studies in Norway, and on the Norwegian system of higher education, can be found here: Study in Norway.
The application deadline is April 1st for the next academic year.
Terms of the awards
- Have to be an American citizen wishing to study in Norway
- Must have completed a bachelor degree before the application deadline.
- Scholarships are only for graduate level studies, both exchange and whole degree in Norway. Online courses are not approved.
- The project description must be of academic merit, and the project must be feasible within the framework proposed.
- Students can apply without being accepted to an institution before the application deadline, but must submit documentation of admission/invitation if awarded a scholarship.
- The project/academic field must be of mutual benefit to the two countries.
Scholarship period and length:
- The scholarships are given within the academic year (September 1st – June 30th), and are awarded one year at a time. Keep in mind that one can only be awarded two times through this scholarship program.
- The program period has to be minimum three months.
- Applicants who are awarded/have applied for funding from other sources for the same application period applied must notify NORAM about this.
Next deadline is April 1st, 2015.
The John Dana Archbold Fellowship
Next application deadline for US applicants: February 1, 2016
The Archbold Fellowship program was established in 1979 with an endowment by Mr. Archbold for the purpose of supporting educational exchange between the United States and Norway. It is administered by the Nansen Fund, Inc. in Houston, Texas in cooperation with the Norway-America Association.
Fellowships are offered to Americans and Norwegians for a year of graduate, post-doctoral, or professional study/research. Americans may apply to come to Norway in even-numbered years (2014, 2016, 2018…) and Norwegians may apply in odd-numbered years (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019…). The primary purpose of the program is to increase understanding between scholars from the two countries.
Norwegian citizens will automatically be evaluated for this scholarship when applying through the Graduate Scholarships for studies in the US (deadline: December 18th).
American citizens have to apply directly to NACC in Houston.
Download the Application Form for American Applicants here: TheNansenFund.
For more information, please contact:
The Nansen Fund, Inc.
5219 Pine Arbor Drive
Houston, TX 77066-2548
(281) 537-6879 (Tel)
(281) 682-4327 (Mobile)
(281) 587-9284 (Fax)