Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


The Iceland-Greece Joint Award on Economic Crisis Management

  • Multi-country
  • Greece
  • Iceland
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Reacting to economic upheaval: a comparative analysis of Greece, Iceland and the U.S. in the post-2008 era.

The crash of 2008 had wide ranging effects on Greece, Iceland and the U.S., which each faced their own challenges based on different political, economic and societal realities. Each country had its own unique responses to the crisis, but there are lessons to be learned from comparing policy responses – legal, economic and/or societal.

The grantee will do comparative research based on his or her area of expertise and also look forward at the lessons to be learned, not only by these three countries, but with reference to the wider international community in terms of future policymaking. Grantees may build on existing research that has already been done in the aftermath of the 2008 crash, but should undertake original research that adds to the current academic debate in a meaningful way. Publication and a wide dissemination of results is expected as a result of the grant.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
The grant is for a total of six months. It is offered jointly by Iceland and Greece, with 3 months to be spent in each country. The grant can start either in Greece or Iceland.
Grant Dates

Grants should begin no earlier than 1 September 2020. Grants must be completed by end of June 2021. The grantee may go directly from one country to the other or return to the U.S. for a brief period in between visits to the two countries, as long as the grant is completed within the overall grant dates.


Affiliation with any university, research organization or other appropriate partners in Iceland and Greece.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
History (non-U.S.)
Political Science
Public Administration

For example: macro-economics, public policy, international relations, culture or other related discipline. 

Interdisciplinary projects are eligible.

Special Features

Grantees will be invited to Fulbright activities in each host country during the grant period.

Local hosts help the scholar to settle in, provide introductions and in general provide assistance to ensure a productive and enjoyable Fulbright experience.

Number of Grants
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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