Call for funding applications: Nordic projects at universities worldwide, 2021


The Coordinating Committee for Nordic Studies Abroad (SNU) invites universities worldwide to apply for funding for Nordic cooperation projects. The funding comes from the national member organizations of SNU (UFM, OPH, SÁM, Diku, and SI).

Purpose and target group

Support may be awarded projects with a Nordic focus and/or profile and should include at least three Nordic countries or languages. The projects must be implemented by teachers in the different Nordic languages or subject areas at the university. Embassies and consulates of the Nordic countries and Nordic associations or organizations may contribute as a cooperation partner or financial contributor. It is an advantage if the project is a cooperation between institutions, universities and/or other parties.

The aim of the projects shall be to promote the interest in the Nordic languages, cultures and societies and to increase interest in the Nordic countries as a region. The projects shall be a complement to the regular teaching and research activities at the universities. Guest lecturers, seminars, conferences, author visits, film and theatre performances, concerts, exhibitions and testing of new Nordic courses are examples of activities which may be supported.

The target group for the supported activities shall be students and teachers at the university, but it may also include a broader audience. Dissemination and visibility are important factors in the assessment of the application. The project must take place in 2021.


The support may cover travel, accommodation, remuneration of fees and rent. Honoraria for visiting freelance lecturers is maximum DKK 5,000 and for guest lecturers from other universities maximum DKK 3,000. The application must include a detailed budget, program and names of invited speakers. The total amount applied for may not exceed DKK 100,000.

Ineligible costs

No support for overhead costs or administration is provided, but SNU may support administrative costs related to financial transactions.

Honoraria is not given to lecturers from the applying university.

Support may not be used for purchase of technical facilities, salary or research, development and production of teaching material, translation and publication of literature or for study trips.

As a general rule, support may not be given to regularly recurrent activities.

Activities which have already taken place will not be supported.

How to apply

Please use the below application form:

  • Application form SNU Nordic Projects 2021 (Excel) – not available, will be activated later
  • Information about SNU Nordic Projects 2021 (PDF) – not available, will be activated later

The application form and attachments are to be sent as one pdf-file (not separate files) by e-mail to no later than October 15th, 2020.