Northern research forum receives grant from U.S. embassy

Exciting opportunity to increase cooperation with us universities on arctic issues.
Northern research forum receives grant from U.S. embassy

The U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland has awarded the Northern Research Forum (NRF) a project grant to support increased cooperation between the University of Akureyri and U.S. universities in Arctic studies. The Northern Research Forum will utilize the grant to support a number of projects pertaining to health, resource management, security and governance, all of which touch upon societal welfare in the Arctic. The grant will support a series of visits by U.S. scholars to Iceland and vice versa.

“The University of Akureyri wants to strengthen and deepen the good connections that have been established between our scholars and their U.S. colleagues. Connections most often made through the efforts of the Fulbright Commission in Iceland. This generous grant will allow us to invite prominent scholars in Arctic research, and build-up more extensive scientific and scholastic collaboration than otherwise would have been possible.” –Eyjólfur Guðmundsson, Rector, University of Akureyri

“As the United States works with Iceland to address challenging issues in the Arctic, it is important that we encourage cooperation between scholars in both countries. We are excited to collaborate with the University of Akureyri in building these important links. We look forward to the long-term research partnerships that come out of this initiative.” – Jill Esposito, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland

Photo: U.S. Embassy Reykjavik Iceland Economic Officer John P. Kill joined Gunnar Mar Gunnarsson at Háskólinn á Akureyri to announce an Embassy grant to the university's Northern Research Forum.