On July 4 1991, Ambassador Charles Cobb, then the United States Ambassador to Iceland, and Ambassador Sue Cobb, presented the City of Reykjavík with the statue Partnership in commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations between Ithe United States and Iceland. The Partnership Award was established that same year, on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Americans eligible for the Partnership award are those who have demonstrated a long commitment to fostering U.S. relations with Iceland and to the building of bridges between the two countries. Preferably, the American recipient will have lived in Iceland or have made frequent visits. The recipient will have demonstrated a commitment to American values and culture and will have effectively communicated these values to Icelanders through actions and leadership.
The recipient is selected by the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Commission.