Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The visiting scholar will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students who are carrying out research in the scholar‘s field of expertise and assist with curriculum development. The schedule will allow the scholar to undertake his or her own research in parallel.

Grant Length
Three to four months
Grant Dates

Grants will generally begin in either late August 2021 or early January 2022.


The scholar may be affiliated with the University of Iceland Centre for Arctic Policy Studies, the University of Akureyri Polar Law Program, and other Arctic Programs.

Depending on the field and specialization, the scholar can expect to spend part of his or her time in the capital area and part in the north.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

The grant is open to scholars in a wide variety of Arctic fields. Preference will be given to scholars competent in Arctic affairs and international relations, international law, security, natural resource studies, history and culture, economic and social development, gender studies, health, environmental and climate change or natural resources & development.

Special Features

This grant is funded by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and will give the scholar access to Ministry officials as appropriate. The scholar will be asked to participate in appropriate events sponsored by the Ministry.

The scholar will be provided with an office at host universities and given tours of relevant research institutes. The host departments will give every assistance to the scholar and ensure that he or she is introduced to the Icelandic academic community, both formally and informally. The scholar will be invited to give lectures at appropriate conferences and meetings, and can expect various social invitations.

The host institutions will assist the scholar in finding appropriate housing to rent, which is convenient to the universities and the city centers.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 1
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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