Fulbright Hildeman Fellowship


In 1986, the Swedish Fulbright Commission established the Hildeman Fellowship in commemoration of Mr. Nils-Gustav Hildeman, a prominent Swedish diplomat and former Fulbright Board member, to promote the study of Scandinavian language and area studies in the United States. The primary objectives of the Hildeman Fellowship are to encourage students and faculty in Scandinavian studies, to strengthen contacts between Swedish and American academics, and to increase interest in Sweden and Swedish area studies among American students and scholars in a variety of fields.

Each year, a different U.S. university is selected to host the Fulbright Fellow. For the 2024-25 academic year, Augustana College will host the Hildeman Fellow during spring semester, February-May 2025. Fields of specialization and further details regarding the fellowship at Augustana are listed in the full announcement available here.

Fellowship benefits

⚬ Fulbright branding
⚬ SEK 125 000
⚬ Round-trip travel for Fellow
⚬ Baggage allowance (one-time)
⚬ Accident and sickness insurance for
⚬ Coverage of all SEVIS and J-1 visa fees
⚬ Housing in college accommodation
⚬ Up to $1000 for research/travel in the U.S.

Annual Timeline

December 2023: U.S. host university announced
January 2024: Application open
March 4, 2024: application deadline
May 2024: notification of applicant status
Academic semester in the U.S.: Spring 2025