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.


The Fulbright Commission Board of Directors is now calling for nominations for the 2023 recipient. The nomination deadline is January 11, 2023.

Partnership sculpture. Picture taken by Jessica Harvey, Fulbright grantee 2011-2012