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The Norwegian Marshall Fund Awards

The Norwegian Marshall Fund was established in 1977 as a gesture of appreciation of the fundamental importance of the Marshall Plan for Norway during the reconstruction of Europe after World War II.  The Fund was made possible through contributions from Norwegian individuals and corporations as an expression of gratitude to the people of the United States.

The purpose of the Fund is to provide financial support for Americans invited to come to Norway to conduct post-graduate study or research in areas of mutual importance to Norway and the United States, thereby increasing knowledge and understanding and strengthening the ties of friendship between the two countries.  Between 5 and 15 individual grants in various fields have been awarded each year for nearly 20 years.

Citizens of the United States who have arranged with a Norwegian sponsor or research institution to pursue a research project or study program are encouraged to apply for an award.  

The size of the individual grants will depend on the research subject, purpose and the intended length of stay in Norway.  In previous years the grants have varied between NOK 10,000 and NOK 30,000.

Information on studies in Norway, and on the Norwegian system of higher education, can be found on the Study in Norway website.

Note to Applicants

The application procedures for The Norwegian Marshall Fund Awards, The Norwegian Thanksgiving Fund, and the American Civilization Fund are now consolidated. This means that the application form and application deadline are the same for all three programs. Applicants will be considered for all available scholarships, and there is no need to specify which scholarship you are applying for.

Application deadline for the 2014-15 academic year: March 5, 2014

Application Procedure

Follow the directions for what documents are needed for the application carefully, and if you are unsure please contact us on

A complete application includes:

Application form, including the Project Summary, and detailed budget. Download the form here.


Transcripts and diplomas from all universities attended. These can either be originals directly from the institution, or certified true copies.

Researchers/Scholars: Letter of invitation from your host institution in Norway

Graduate students: If you have already been admitted to a Norwegian university, please include the letter of admission

Three letters of reference. These must be written on institution letterhead, signed, and are to be sent by mail directly to NORAM by recommender. Letters of recommendation sent via e-mail will not be considered.

Proof of payment of the application fee (NOK 500). Please make the fee payable to: Norway-America Association, account #7020.05.00170, swift code: DNBANOKK, IBAN: NO 9670200500170, Den norske Bank, Pb. 1171 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway.Mark your payment “US Application 2014-15” and be sure to include your full name.
You can also pay with VISA/Mastercard through this link: Pay application fee

Please submit your complete application by regular mail (application form and supporting documents) to Norway-America Association, Rådhusgaten 23 B, 0158 Oslo, Norway; and as electronic copy (scanned copy of application form supporting documents) by e-mail to  
Make sure that all required documents are submitted in time for the deadline. Are you sending your application from the U.S please make sure you send your documents are sent well in advance of the deadline due to post shipment, or use a courier to ensure the application arrives in timely maner for the application deadline.  

Application Deadline: March 5, 2014 for the 2014-15 academic year.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by June 2014.
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Grants are awarded to studies at the Master's and Ph.D. level, and to researchers. No support is given to studies beneath the Master's level.

The project/academic field must be of mutual benefit to the two countries.

The project length is a minimum of three months, up to one academic year.

The project description must be of academic merit, and the project must be feasible within the framework proposed.

Projects with a connection to ongoing research or cooperation will be prioritized. Students should be enrolled in a degree program or otherwise have a solid affiliation with an institution of higher learning or research.

The project should have a clear element of research.

Josephine Hsieh

"Coming to Norway was the best decision I could have made for pursuing my graduate studies in piano performance.  My experience of the diploma studies at the Norwegian Academy of Music has been more than I could hope for. There has been much activity in my musical life, and I am grateful to Norway-America Association for aiding me in my pursuits."  
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