The Ruth Kielland-Leif and Sophie Løvdal Fellowship Exchange Fund, which supports the dissertation fellowship, provides approximately $20,000 to an advance graduate student in Norwegian studies who has completed the MA degree, has successfully passed the PhD qualifying exam, and seeks to conduct dissertation research in Norway. As a second priority, if an appropriate Norwegian candidate is not identified, a Swedish studies applicant with the same advance graduate student standing may receive the award to do research in Sweden.
The award may be used to cover travel expenses to and from Norway or Sweden as well as living and educational expenses while conducting research. Research materials and supplies, not to include equipment such as computers, are eligible for support.
Applications must be submitted to the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, in compliance with the application instructions for the The Ruth Kielland-Leif and Sophie Løvdal Fellowship. The deadline for submission of applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is February 15, 2016.