The Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum has invited applications for next year’s Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships. I had the great good fortune to receive one of these this year (indeed I’m still in Reykjavík at the time of writing), and I can’t speak highly enough of the support that they offer. So, if you’d like to spend three months working on an Icelandic project in situ, you really should consider applying.
The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2009. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) 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 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.
The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are awarded once a year. A special three-man committee, comprising representatives of the International Department of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, the University of Iceland Literary Institute, and the Writers‘ Association of Iceland, awards the fellowships. The deadline for applications for the Snorri Sturluson Fellowships in 2009 is 31 October 2008. 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. Applications should be sent to the Institute, Sigurður Nordal Office, P.O. Box 1220, 121 Reykjavík, by ordinary mail (no e-mail application).