The Fulbright Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs renewed their cooperation agreement on Arctic scholarship
Today, the Fulbright Commission and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs renewed their cooperation agreement on Arctic scholarship. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð Gylfadóttir, and the Fulbright Commission Executive Director, Belinda Theriault, signed a renewed cooperation agreement to extend the Fulbright Iceland-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic scholar grant program for another three years. According to the agreement the Ministry funds U.S. academics in the field of Arctic research to teach and research in Iceland. The annual contribution of the Ministry is 25 thousand U.S. dollars. The agreement was made in line with Iceland’s policy on Arctic issues and the focus of the Icelandic government on strengthening cooperation with other countries on these issues. For the past eight years the program has brought eight U.S. scholars to Iceland to teach and conduct research in areas related to the Arctic.