Fulbright Iceland organized two sessions at the annual Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik in October. Our Arctic grantees presented their research projects in the Fulbright breakout session. Three Fulbright fellows and four Fulbright scholars discussed wide-ranging topics, including Arctic soundscapes, biomimetic micro-climates and creative communities in Iceland. Following the short presentations, our scientists participated in roundtable discussions with the audience.
Additionally, the Commission, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, held an information session about the upcoming Fulbright Arctic Initiative IV application cycle. FAI IV co-leader Elizabeth Rink, two alumnae of the Iceland program, Gwen Holdmann and Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, the Executive Directors of Fulbright Iceland and Sweden, and Cecilia Kocinski-Mulder, Academic Exchange Specialist at the State Department, gave insights into the program and the application process.