Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Swedish citizens.

Applicants must supply a full, realistic project description, which indicates follow-up and a plan for disseminating research results. U.S. applicants 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 grant is intended for professional enrichment and is thus not applicable to studies or work-related to academic degrees.

The program prioritizes areas such as 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.