Course(s) Offered: Humanities
Course Level: Fellowship
Provider: Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies
Country to Study in: Iceland
The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities, from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies advertises the Fellowships, handles applications, and assists Fellows during their stay in Iceland, at the conclusion of which Fellows are expected to submit a report to the Institute on how the grant was spent.
Annually The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships from students outside Iceland.
The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) in the field of humanities.
Should two equally-qualified candidates be under consideration, preference will, as a rule, be given to a candidate from Eastern or Southern Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or Oceania.
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Iceland)
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies,
The University of Iceland Literary Institute, and
The Writers' Association of Iceland
Fields of study
Humanities - related to study of knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society
Number of awards
At least three awards are granted yearly
The fellowships cover a period of at least three months in Iceland
The amount of the Fellowships is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country.
Method of Application
There are no special application forms for the Fellowships. Applicants should submit a brief but thorough account of the purpose of their stay in Iceland, specifying period of stay, as well as details of education and publications.
A special three-man committee, comprising representatives of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, the University of Iceland Literary Institute, and the Writers' Association of Iceland, awards the fellowships.
Applications should be sent by ordinary mail (no e-mail application) no later than 31 October each year to:
Árni Magnússonar Institute for Icelandic Studies
Sigurður Nordals Office
P.O. Box 1220
The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are awarded once a year. Applications must be sent by ordinary mail no later than 31st October, 2016
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies is an institute of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Iceland which conducts research in Icelandic and related academic studies, in particular the Icelandic language and Icelandic literature, to disseminate knowledge in those areas, and to protect and develop the collections that it possesses or those placed in its care. It is named after Árni Magnússon, a 17th-18th century collector of medieval Icelandic manuscripts.
The Árni Magnússon Institute was an academic institute located in Reykjavík, Iceland. On September 1, 2006, this institute was merged with the Icelandic Language Institute, the University of Iceland Institute of Lexicography, the Sigurður Nordal Institute, and the Place-Name Institute of Iceland to create the current Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. It is a university institution with its own board and financing.
Application Deadline: 31 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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