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2 Fulbright/National Science Foundation Arctic Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Approximately two awards may be available for the Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant. The students will be expected to conduct Arctic-related research in Iceland. Projects must be well defined and must be completed within the grant period.

The grant is open to students in all social and natural science fields as they relate to the Arctic and the people living there. These include but not limited to work in the fields of political science, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, governance,  gender studies, health (excluding clinical medicine), economics, ecology, glaciology, geology, sustainability science,  and other applicable fields.

Students are responsible for finding their own housing, but universities or other hosts may be able to provide assistance.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin in mid August to early September. The grant period is 9 months.

The Fulbright Commission hosts a mandatory in-country orientation at the end of August/beginning of September.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Master's and Ph.D. students in the social and natural sciences are eligible. Projects must be Arctic-related.  

Please note that Ph.D. students are eligible to apply for this grant even though they are receiving other dissertation funding through NSF or other bodies, as long as need is demonstrated and it is clear that funds will be used for different purposes.

Accepted Degree Levels

Master's

Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency

Not Required

It is expected that research projects can be successfully completed using English language.

Fulbright Proposal Types

Independent Study/Research: Yes

Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes

Affiliation

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

Affiliation Fees/Tuition

The grantee is responsible for all fees and tuition. It is the grantee's responsibility to inquire about tuitions and fees at a proposed host university and to make the necessary arrangements.

Ineligibility

Dual American/Icelandic citizens are not eligible.

Special Application Instructions

In your Embark on-line application, Question #22 Award Name please select Arctic Research Grant from the drop down menu.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

www.fulbright.is

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Randver Kari Randversson