Registered Charity No. 263933
This scholarship set up in memory of Dame Gillian Brown, former Ambassador to Norway, and Chairman of the Anglo-Norse Society, is worth £2,000 and is intended to help towards the cost of one-year of postgraduate study in Norway in the field of Norwegian literature, history, music or translation studies.
Eligibility to apply is restricted to British subjects who have graduated with a good Honours degree or equivalent.
Students wishing to apply should send details of their degree results, and the course for which they intend to use the scholarship, and for which they should already have been accepted to:
The Secretary, The Anglo-Norse Society, 25, Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QD
Deadline for applications is 31 March of the year in which the applicants intend to use the scholarship
Specific awards may be made for attendance at the Bergen and Oslo summer schools, for which the deadline is 31 March. Applicants for a Summer School bursary should also ask for one reference to be sent directly to our address by the same date.
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In 2016 The Anglo-Norse Society and the Royal College of Music set up a joint five-year scholarship scheme. The Anglo-Norse Scholarship worth £2,500 for one year is for a Norwegian student coming to London to follow a postgraduate course. The recipient will be chosen by the Royal College of Music on the basis of the results achieved in the auditions at the RCM.
The Anglo-Norse is pleased to announce that Kristin Hammerseth is the first recipient of the Anglo-Norse Scholarship set up in conjunction with the Royal College of Music. Kristin began her flute studies at the age of seven on a programme for talented students at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Since then she has won many prizes and has performed as a soloist with several orchestras including the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Oslo Symphony Orchestra. She will start her postgraduate studies at the RCM this October.
The Anglo-Norse is pleased to announce that in 2017 it set up a five-year scholarship scheme with NTNU whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master Degree at NTNU, and who has a First Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded a one-year scholarship worth £2,500. The recipient to be chosen by NTNU on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation with the Anglo-Norse Society. The first holder will be announced in September 2017.
The Anglo-Norse is pleased to announce that in 2017 it set up a five-year scholarship scheme with the University of Tromsø (UiT) whereby a British student accepted to study for a Master Degree at UiT, and who has a Firstn Class, or good Upper Second Class Degree may be awarded a one-year scholarship worth £2,500. It is a condition of the scholarship that half the units the recipient is registered to study must relate specifically to the Arctic. The scholarship holder will be chosen by NTNU on the basis of results obtained in their first degree and in consultation with the Anglo-Norse Society, and the first holder will be announced in September 2017.
These may be made to assist study of, or research into, subjects with a specifically Norwegian content. The amount of these awards will depend upon the circumstances of the proposed study or project but will not normally exceed £500. There are two annual deadlines for these grants: 31 March and 30 September.
In the spring of 2017 the Society awarded grants towards the following:
The making of an English language documentary film about the Norwegian teachers' protest against the nazification of the school curriculum in 1942. The refusal to comply resulted in 1,000 teachers being arrested and sent to prison in northern Norway.
The mounting of 'ScandiFilm', a short nordic film season at the Exeter Phoenix which ran between January and March.