The award is presented on average bi-annually to an American who has demonstrated a long commitment to fostering U.S. relations with Iceland and to the building of bridges between the two countries.
The award was established in 1991 by U.S. Ambassador Charles Cobb and his wife Ambassador Sue Cobb in commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Iceland. The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission.
The winner of the 2023 Partnership Award is Robert Dell.