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 2019-2020

Icelandic students Fulbright student grant

Erna Vala Arnardóttir

Project: PhD in Musical Arts. Specializing in classical piano performance, with emphasis on classical, early and late romantic repertoire

Host Institution: University of Southern California

Ingvi Hrannar Ómarsson

Project: MA in Education. Technology, school development and innovation in our educational system.

Host institution: Stanford University

Kristján Páll Guðmundsson

Project: MA in History. Contemporary U.S. history with a focus on both political and diplomatic history

Host institution: Columbia University

Sóley Kaldal

Project: MA in Global Affairs. International affairs with specialized interest in government and security studies

Host institution: 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 State University

Katrín Ósk Einarsdóttir

Subject: College preparation summer program

Host institution: University of Wisconsin

Fulbright scholars

Dr. Árni Heimir Ingólfsson

Project: Research in Music Studies. Sacred Singing in Iceland and its Sources, 1500–1700

Host institution: Yale University

Dr. Gísli Kort Kristófersson

Project: Psychiatric Nursing. Mindfulness and mental health: design and application

Host institution: University of Minnesota

Fulbright Arctic Initiative Grant

Dr. Lára Jóhannsdóttir

Project: Artic Research. Sustainable Economies Theme Group, research project focused on the role of non-life insurance companies

Host institution: Dartmouth College, University of Maine, University of Southern Maine

US grantees 2019/2020

US Students

Joshua Rivers

Project: PhD in Anthropology. Caretaking of Cyberspace: CCP Games & Symbiosis in EVE Online

Host institution: University of Iceland

Tiffany White

Project: PhD in Language and Literature. The Demonization of Nature in Medieval Iceland: An Exploration of the Roots of Our Modern

Host institution: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Research grant Fulbright and NSF in the field of Arctic Research

Adam Zimmer

Project: PhD in Anthropology. Understanding Inequality through Icelandic Anatomical Collections

Host institution: University of Iceland

Greta Wells

Project: PhD in Geography. Reconstructing Glacial Lake Outburst Floods along the Hvítá River and Gullfoss

Host institution: University of Iceland

Fulbright and Árni Magnússon Institute in Icelandic studies grant

Nicholas Borbely

Project: BA. Ministry of Culture and Education Grant - Study of Icelandic as a Second Language

Host institution: University of Iceland

US Scholars

Fulbright-scholar

Dr. Jonathan Wilcox

Project: Viking-Age North-Sea Culture: Exploring Medieval Connections between Iceland and England

Home institution: University of Iowa

Dr. Mary Hendrickson

Project: Applying a Sustainable Development Frame to Teaching Sustainable Agriculture in Iceland

Home institution: University of Missouri

Dr. Barry Zellen

Project: Arctic Sovereignty: Models for Independent Indigenous Polities

Host institution: University of Akureyri

Fulbright-Ministry for Foreign Affairs Arctic Scholar

Dr. Lauren Fields

Project: Fisheries Management: Iceland and the Central Arctic Ocean Agreement

Host institution: University of Akureyri

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grants

Dr. Darren Larsen

Project: Geology. Quantifying the relative roles of climate and human activity in driving landscape dynamics and ecosystem changes in the Icelandic highlands during the Holocene

Host institution: University of Iceland

Dr. Michael Whitney

Project: Oceanography. Icelandic River Influences on Coastal and Open Ocean Waters

Host institution: University of Iceland

Fulbright-National Science Foundation Scholar in Cyber-Security and Critical Infrastructure

Dr. Derek Doran

Project: Computer Science. Innovating Data Science and Cyber-security training

Host institution: University of Reykjavík

Dr. Steve Chiu

Project: Engineering. Holistic Pedagogy and Research for Cyber-Physical Systems and Critical Infrastructure - A Smart Grid Perspective

Host institution: University of Iceland

Fulbright Specialists

Dr. Anna Gotlib

Project: Political Science. How We Come To Be: Identity, Narrative, Memory, and Trauma

Host institution: University of Iceland

Dr. Dennis Riege

Project: Environmental Science. Training in Scientific Writing in English

Host institution: The Agricultural University of Iceland

Dr. Jonathan Trent

Project: Environmental Science. Global food, water & energy security - NE Iceland as a model

Host institution: University of Akureyri

Fulbright grantees 2018-2019

Icelandic students

Fulbright student grant

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

Cobb Family Fellowship and Fulbright travel grant

  • Eva Baldursdóttir
  • Law, LLM.
  • 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