Swedish Institute: Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund
The Swedish Bicentennial Fund for the exchange of qualified persons from the United States and Sweden was established by an Act of the Swedish Parliament in 1976 as a tribute to the United States Bicentennial and began operations in 1978 with grants to Americans and Swedes. The purpose of the Fund is to provide opportunity for those in a position to influence public opinion and contribute to the development of their society to make a two to four week study trip to Sweden.
The Swedish Institute helps Sweden reach various international goals concerning foreign policy, education, international aid and development. Its activities span over fields such as culture, society, research, higher education, business, innovation, democracy and global development.