List of recent grantees

Here you can find a list of our grantees dating back to 2015. We are immensely proud of all our grantees from our students to our scholars.

Fulbright Grantees 2020-2021

Icelandic Students - Fulbright student grant

Birna Guðrún Ásbjörnsdóttir

Health Sciences

Host Institution: Harvard University - Mass General Hospital

Karen Birna Þorvaldsdóttir

Health Sciences

Host institution: University of Michigan

Salvör Rafnsdóttir

Health Sciences

Host institution: Johns Hopkins University

Summer Institute

Lilja Guðmundsdóttir

SUSI Program for Student Leaders on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Hosted Virtually by the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

U.S. Grantees 2020-2021

U.S. Students

Sadie Cook

Project: Bodies in the Sublime, Photographing Hot Springs in Iceland

Host institution: Icelandic University of the Arts
Home Institution: Yale University

Nick Fry

Project: Geothermal Systems for Rural Communities

Host: Reykjavik University
Home Institution: University of Montana

Fulbright-MoE Student Grant

Rachel Britton

Project: In Translation: Mapping Contemporary Icelandic Poetry, Icelandic as a Second Language

Host: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Home Institution: SUNY

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grant

Corrie Nyquist

Project: Defying the cold: Life History and Biodiversity of Winter Emerging Chironomids in Iceland

Host: The Marine and Freshwater Institution of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Minnesota

U.S. Scholars

Fulbright Scholars

Dr. Priscilla Barnes

Project: Exploring Modes and Foci of Maternal and Infant Health Interventions

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Indiana

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grants

Dr. Christine Palmer

Project: Investigation of Soil Biota for Improved ForestEstablishment

Host: Icelandic Forest Research
Home Institution: Castleton University

Dr. Christopher Hamilton

Project: Planetary Analog Research in Iceland: Investigations of the 1783-1784 Laki and 2014-2015 Holuhraun Lava Flow-Fields

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: University of Arizona

Dr. Lukas Danner

Project: Iceland's Second Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2019-2021): A Study in Small States Leadership

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Florida International University

Dr. Laura Watt

Project: Wild but Home: An Environmental History of Árneshreppur, in Iceland's Westfjords

Host: University Centre of the Westfjords
Sonoma State University

Dr. Sara Rathburn

Project: Putting Down Roots: Afforestation and Channel Stability of Icelandic Rivers

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Colorado State University

Dr. Skylar Bayer

Project: The Recovery of a Fishery Collapse: An Analysis of Reproduction and Recruitment in a Once Thriving Iceland Scallop Population

Host: The Marine and Freshwater Research Institute
Home Institution: University of Maine

Dr. Adam Booth

Project: Controls on Catastrophic Bedrock Landslide Occurrence in Northern Iceland

Host: Icelandic Institute of Natural History
Home Institution: Portland State University

Fulbright-NSF Scholar in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Gregory Falco

Project: A Cybersecurity Clinic for Critical Infrastructure

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fulbright Global Scholar

Dr. Farida Jalalzai

Political Science

Host: University of Iceland
Home Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Fulbright Hays Seminar 2021

Amy B. Barsanti

Teacher

Institution: Jamesville Elementary School
Plymouth, NC

Anne M. Schaefer

Teacher

Institution: San Jose Intermediate School
Novato, CA

Anya Rose

Elementary Science Teacher

Institution: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Philadelphia, PA

Caitlin R. McKinnon

Special Education Teacher

Institution: Granite School District
Salt Lake City, UT

Cheri McNeely

Instructional Specialist

Institution: San Antonio Independent School District
San Antonio, TX

Ellen C. Craig

Art Teacher

Institution: Bettendorf Middle School
Bettendorf, IA

Jennifer M. Myers

4th Grade Teacher

Institution: School Without Walls
Washington, D.C

Karen A. Richey

History and Social Science Teacher

Institution: Toby Johnson Middle School
Elk Grove, CA

Kimberly P. Mellor

Literary Coach

Institution: Ephesus Elementary School
Chapel Hill, NC

Laurie A. Eldridge

Art Educator

Institution: Peoria Unified School District #11
Glendale, AZ

Lily B. Albright

Principal

Institution: Unionville Elementary School
Bloomington, IN

Lindsay G. Teeples-Mitchell

Humanities Teacher

Institution: Brandeis School of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lisa A. Carotenuto

Teacher

Institution: Doolen Middle School
Tuscon, AZ

Sara H. Sharer

Ell Coordinator, Special Ed.

Institution: Cedaredge Elementary School
Cedaredge, CO

Sophia B. Donnelly

5th Grade Teacher

Institution: George Peabody Elementary School
San Francisco, CA

William (Bill) A. Hilt

Teacher

Institution: Hull Prairie Intermediate School
Perrysburg, OH

Fulbright Grantees 2019-2020

Icelandic Students

Fulbright Student Grant

  • Erna Vala Arnardóttir
  • Musical Arts, Ph.D.
  • University of Southern California
  • Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson
  • Education, M.A.
  • Stanford University
  • Kristján Páll Guðmundsson
  • History, M.A.
  • Columbia University
  • Sóley Kaldal
  • Global Affairs, M.A.
  • Yale University

Summer Institute

  • Lenya Rún Taha Karim
  • Subject: Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
  • Host Institution: University of Tennessee

EducationUSA Academy

  • Elísa Sverrisdóttir
  • Subject: College Preparation Summer Program
  • Host Institution: St. Cloud University
  • Katrín Ósk Einardóttir
  • Subject: College Preparation Summer Program
  • Host Institution: University of Wisconsin

Icelandic Fulbright Scholars

  • Dr. Árni Heimir Ingólfsson
  • Music Studies
  • Yale Univeristy
  • Dr. Gísli Kort Kristófersson
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • University of Minnesota

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Grant

  • Dr. Lára Jóhannsdóttir
  • Arctic Research, Sustainable Economies
  • Dartmouth College, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine

U.S. Students

U.S. Fulbright Student Grant

  • Joshua Rivers
  • Anthropology, Ph.D.
  • University of Iceland
  • Tiffany White
  • Language and Literature, Ph.D.
  • Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grant

  • Adam Zimmer
  • Anthropology, Ph.D.
  • University of Iceland
  • Greta Wells
  • Geography, Ph.D.
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright and Árni Magnússon Institute Grant for Icelandic Studies

  • Nicholas Borbely
  • Icelandic as a Second Language
  • Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

U.S. Scholars

Fulbright-Scholar

  • Dr. Jonathan Wilcox
  • English
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: University of Iowa
  • Dr. Mary Hendrickson
  • Agriculture
  • Host: Agricultural University of Iceland
    Home Institution: University of Missouri
  • Dr. Barry Zellen
  • International Relations
  • Host: University of Akureyri
    Home Institution: U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Fulbright-MFA Arctic Scholar

  • Dr. Lauren Fields
  • Fisheries
  • Host: Univeristy of Akureyri & University of Iceland
    Home Institution: NOAA

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research Grants

  • Dr. Darren Larsen
  • Geology
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: Occidental College
  • Dr. Michael Whitney
  • Oceanography
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: University of Connecticut

Fulbright-NSF Scholars in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

  • Dr. Derek Doran
  • Computer Science
  • Host: University of Reykjavik
    Wright State University
  • Dr. Steve Chiu
  • Engineering
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: Idaho State University

Fulbright Specialist Program

  • Dr. Anna Gotlib
  • Political Science
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: CUNY
  • Dr. Dennis Riege
  • Environmental Science
  • Host: The Agricultural University of Iceland
    University of Maryland (retired)
  • Dr. Jonathan Trent
  • Environmental Science
  • Host: University of Iceland
    Home Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz

Fulbright grantees 2018-2019

Icelandic students

Fulbright student grant

  • Arnór Gunnar Gunnarsson
  • History, M.A.
  • Columbia University
  • Eygló Höskuldsdóttir Viborg
  • Composition, M.A.
  • New York University
  • Kristján Theodór Sigurðsson
  • Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc.
  • University of California, Berkeley

Cobb Family Fellowship and Fulbright travel grant

  • Eva Baldursdóttir
  • Law, LL.M.
  • University of Miami

Summer institute 2018 on Social Entrepreneurship

  • Ellen Geirsdóttir
  • University of Tennessee

Icelandic Scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Dr. Bryndís Björk Ásgeirsdóttir
  • Psychology
  • Columbia University

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar grant

  • Dr. Lára Jóhannsdóttir
  • Business
  • Dartmouth College

US students

Fulbright student grant

  • Maxine Savage
  • Literature, MA
  • University of Iceland
  • Grace Cesario
  • Anthropology, PhD.
  • Skagafjörður Heritage Museum and Stefansson Arctic Institute
  • Oliver Daliet IV
  • MSc., Health Sciences
  • University of Iceland
  • Nicholas Robinson
  • Geography, PhD.
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright-NSF Arctic research grant

  • Victoria Buschman
  • Environmental Science, PhD
  • Arctic Council - CAFF

Fulbright-Icelandic Ministry of Education grant

  • Avery Brooks Bennett
  • Icelandic
  • University of Iceland

US Scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Julia Hechtman
  • Visual Arts
  • Iceland University of the Arts
  • Dr. Harvey Milkman
  • Psychology
  • University of Reykjavík

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic research grant

  • Dr. Nathan Reigner
  • Environmental Sciences
  • University of Akureyri

Fulbright-NSF Arctic research grant

  • Dr. Adam Smith
  • Biology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Joseph Roman
  • Biology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. M Jackson
  • Geography
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Rhonda Johnson
  • Public Health
  • University of Akureyri

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar grant

  • Nicole Kanayurak
  • Arctic Research
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright Global scholar

  • Dr. Matthew Bowker
  • Ecology
  • The Agricultural University of Iceland

Fulbright specialists

  • Dr. Kathie Erwin
  • Social Work
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Christoher Hamstra
  • Business
  • Bifröst University

Fulbright-NSF Cyber Security specialists

  • Dr. Moussa Ayyash
  • Computer Science
  • University of Reykjavik
  • Dr. Sachin Shetty
  • Computer
  • University of Iceland

Inter-country Travel Grant

  • Dr. Heidi Pearson
  • Biology
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright grantees 2017-2018

Icelandic students

Fulbright student grant

  • Fannar Freyr Ívarsson
  • Law, LLM
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Júlía Arnardóttir
  • Mechanical Engineering, MA
  • University of Southern California
  • Kristófer Másson
  • Software Engineering, MSc
  • Drexel University
  • Ólafur Darri Björnsson
  • International Relations, MA and PhD
  • University of Chicago

Cobb Family Fellowship and Fulbright student grant

  • Gunnlaugur Geirsson
  • Law, LLM
  • University of Miami

Summer Institute 2017 on Civic Engagement

  • Jón Atli Tómasson
  • University of South Carolina

Fulbright student grant

  • Katerina De Vito
  • Public Health, PhD
  • University of Reykjavík
  • Christian DiBari
  • Environmental Studies, MA
  • University of Iceland
  • Tasha O´Hara
  • Coastal and Marine Management, MA
  • University Center of the Westfjords

Fulbright-NSF Arctic research grant

  • Christina Anaya
  • Biology, PhD
  • The Agricultural University of Iceland
  • David Prieto
  • Arctic Research
  • Stefansson Arctic Institute

Fulbright-Icelandic Ministry of Education grant

  • Hannah Hethmon
  • Icelandic
  • University of Iceland

US scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Alissa Mello
  • Puppetry
  • Iceland University of the Arts
  • Demian Schane
  • Law
  • University of Akureyri
  • Dr. Merrie Kaas
  • Nursing
  • University of Akureyri

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic research grant

  • Dr. Charles Norchi
  • Law
  • University of Akureyri and University of Iceland

Fulbright-NSF Arctic research grant

  • Dr. Bradley Barr
  • Environmental Science
  • Stefansson Arctic Institute
  • Dr. Gregory Keller
  • Biology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Janette Boughman
  • Biology
  • Hólar University College
  • Dr. John Bodinger
  • Anthropology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Michelle Koutnik
  • Geology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Virgina Vitzthum
  • Anthropology
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright Global scholar

  • Gertraud Maskarinec
  • Medicine
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright specialists

  • Dr. Angelea Panos
  • Social Work
  • Ministry of Welfare
  • Dr. Barbara Laster
  • Education
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Mariana Souto-Manning
  • Education
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Diana Katovitch
  • Education
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Patrick Lin
  • Political Science
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Craig Schreiber
  • Business
  • Bifröst University
  • Dr. John Brumbie McCleod
  • Tourism
  • Hólar University College

Fulbright-NSF Cyber Security specialists

  • Eileen Decker
  • Cyber Security
  • University of Akureyri
  • Fritz Allhoff
  • Cyber Security
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright grantees 2016/2017

Icelandic students

Fulbright student grant

  • Anna Marsibil Clausen
  • Journalism, MA
  • University of California, Berkley
  • Sólveig Ásta Sigurðardóttir
  • Literature, PhD
  • Rice University
  • Viðja Karen Júlíusdóttir
  • Biomedical Engineering, MSc.
  • University of Southern California
  • Víðir Þór Rúnarsson, ,
  • Engineering Management, MSc.
  • Columbia University

Frank Boas award and Fulbright student grant

  • Helga Guðmundsdóttir
  • Law, LLM
  • Harvard University

Summer institute 2016 on Environmental Issues

  • Vigdís Bergsdóttir
  • University of Oregon

Icelandic scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Dr. Guðrún Nordal
  • Medieval Literature
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Helga Rut Guðmundsdóttir
  • Music Teaching
  • Columbia University og University of Southern California

US students

Fulbright student grant

  • Alexandra Yingst
  • Coastal and Marine management, MA
  • University Centre of the Westfjords

Fulbright-NSF Arctic research grant

  • Kathryn Catlin
  • Anthropology, PhD
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright – Icelandic Ministry of Education grant

  • Megan Matich
  • Icelandic
  • University of Iceland

US Scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Dr. Sherry Robinson
  • Business
  • Bifröst University
  • Dr. Tracey Boisseau
  • Gender Studies
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic research grant

  • Anita Parlow
  • Law
  • University of Akureyri

Fulbright-NSF Arctic Research grant

  • Dr. Erica Hill
  • Anthropology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Jay Nelson
  • Physiology
  • Hólar University College
  • Dr. Janelle Knox-Hayes
  • Political Science
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Robert Zierenberg
  • Geology
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Scott Erickson
  • Marketing
  • University of Akureyri
  • Dr. Stephanie Grocke
  • Geology
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright Specialists

  • Abiodun Akinwuntan
  • Social Work
  • University of Akureyri
  • Angelea Panos
  • Social Work
  • Ministry of Welfare
  • Kathleen Andereck
  • Tourism
  • Hólar University College
  • Larry Anderson
  • Chemistry
  • University of Iceland
  • Barry Costa-Pierce
  • Education
  • University of Akureyri
  • Richard Gaskins
  • Law
  • University of Iceland
  • Mariana Souto-Manning
  • Education
  • University of Iceland
  • Sara Veblen-Mortenson
  • Education
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright grantees 2015/16

Icelandic students

Fulbright student grant

  • Ásbjörg Einarsdóttir
  • Engineering, MSc
  • Stanford University
  • Eyþór Kamban Þrastarson
  • Psychology, MA.
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Gunnlaugur Björnsson
  • Music, MA
  • Yale University
  • Ingibjörg Guðný Friðriksdóttir
  • Music, MA.
  • Mills College
  • Magnús Örn Sigurðsson
  • Cultural Anthropology, PhD.
  • Rice University
  • Þorleifur Örn Gunnarsson
  • Education, MSc.
  • Columbia University

Cobb Family Fellowship and Fulbright grant

  • Elín Ósk Helgadóttir
  • Law, LLM.
  • University of Miami

Summer institute 2015 on Social Entrepreneurship

  • Anna Gyða Sigurgísladóttir

Icelandic scholars

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar grant

  • Dr. Bjarni Már Magnússon
  • Law
  • Duke University

US students

Fulbright student grant

  • Nicholas Hoffman
  • Medieval Studies
  • University of Iceland
  • M Jackson
  • Geography
  • University of Iceland
  • Rose Rustowicz
  • Natural Sciences
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright-Icelandic Ministry of Education grant

  • Elijah Petzold
  • Icelandic
  • University of Iceland

US scholars

Fulbright scholar grant

  • Dr. Linda Gray
  • American studies
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Janelle Knox-Hayes
  • Political Science
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Leigh O´Brien
  • Education
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Rebecca Pincus
  • Political Science/Arctic Research
  • University of Iceland/University of Akureyri
  • Dr. Tok Thompson
  • Anthropology/Folkloristics
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Robert Wheelersburg
  • Anthropology/Arctic Research
  • University of Iceland

Fulbright Arctic Initiative scholar grant

  • Gwen Holdmann
  • Engineering/Energy
  • National Energy Authority

Fulbright Specialists

  • Dr. Charlotte Witt
  • Gender Studies
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Nicole Dubus
  • Social Work
  • Ministry of Welfare
  • Dr. Tod Sloan
  • Education
  • University of Iceland

Intercountry Travel Grant

  • Dr. Benjamin Gregg
  • Political Science
  • University of Iceland
  • Dr. Jennifer Forbey
  • Biology
  • Icelandic Institute of Natural History