Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Sigurður Nordal Institute invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2007. The 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 amount of the Fellowships is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. 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.

The Sigurður Nordal Institute 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.

There is no special application form 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.

Applications should be sent no later than 31 October 2006 to:

The Sigurður Nordal Institute

P.O.Box 1220

121 Reykjavík


The Institute has at it's disposal an apartment which is leased to scholars from abroad, while staying in Iceland for research purposes. The apartment is located at Þingholtsstræti 29, 101 Reykjavík, second floor.

Further information on the apartment can be obtained from the Institute, tel.: +354 562 6050, email:

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Sigurður Nordal Institute

P.O. Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, Iceland

Tel: +354 562 6050 - Fax: +354 562 6263 - E-mail:


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