The applicants should be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Swedish citizens.
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. The scholarship is intended for professional enrichment and is thus not applicable to studies or work-related to academic degrees.
The programme especially supports fields which the fund prioritises, i.e. politics, public administration, working life, human environment, mass media, business and industry, as well as education and culture. Applicants should have well-developed projects within the above mentioned fields of study.