The Department of Europe and Americas is in receipt of an invitation through our Embassy in Sweden, from the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies in Iceland to the above mentioned.
The fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars outside Iceland in the field of humanities, to enable them to stay in Iceland for at least three months in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
The Department, therefore, saw it fit to generate interest to their esteemed Association and encourage you to apply for the fellowship.
The fellowship is for people wishing to stay in Iceland for up to three months to study the language, culture and society. It covers travel and living expenses. At the end of the fellowship fellows are expected to submit a report. The fellowship is awarded once per year. There is no special application form. Prospective fellows should submit a brief but detailed account of what they intend to do in Iceland as well as details of education and publications.
Please note that application deadline is 31 October 2010 and all applications should be sent by post, no emails will be accepted. The Department acknowledges that it is rather short notice, but trust that you will take up the offer. Send to the Arni Magnusson Institute for Icelandic Studies, Sigurour Nordal's office, PO Box 1220 , 121 Reykjavik.