Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grants

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The visiting scholar will be expected to conduct Arctic-related research in Iceland. Projects must be well-defined and completed within the grant period. Scholars may engage in some limited teaching, mentoring, and development activity, as long as the main focus is on the research project.


Fulbright Scholar Joe Roman during his grant period in Iceland.


Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

3 to 12 months

Grants should begin no earlier than mid-August 2022. Grants must be completed by mid-August 2023. 

Locations Text

Affilation with any university, research organization, or other appropriate partner in Iceland.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Environmental Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Areas of Interest

The grant is open to scholars in social and natural science fields as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there.

All social sciences are eligible, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, economics, environmental humanities, geography, gender studies, governance, linguistics, political science, psychology, public/global health, science and technology studies, sociology, traditional knowledge and related subjects, socioecological systems, resilience, vulnerability, or other appropriate fields.
Eligible natural science fields include glaciology, geology, sustainability science and other applicable fields.

Special Features

The local host should help the scholar to settle in, provide introductions and, in general, provide assistance to ensure a productive and enjoyable Fulbright experience.

This grant is offered through a unique partnership between the National Science Foundation and Fulbright Iceland and provides an opportunity to build relations with both Fulbright and NSF. If an applicant has research costs that cannot reasonably be covered by the stipend, there may be a possibility to cover certain costs through the grant, or the applicant may apply separately to NSF for additional funding if needs are substantial. 

The grant is a great opportunity for those who wish to conduct NSF-funded research abroad, but also have a strong support system locally, as is provided by the Fulbright Commission. 

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 6
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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