251 applications from around 60 countries were received for the first 10 Grímsson´s Fellows. The 10 chosen fellows are invited to stay for 2-6 weeks in the House of Grímur, where former President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson was born and his family lived. The house is in the historic town of Ísafjörður, the capital of the beautiful Westfjords region in Iceland.
Each Fellow will deliver a lecture or take part in dialogue sessions at the University Centre of the Westfjords, or in one of the three Universities (University of Iceland, Reykjavík University or the University of Akureyri).
The Fellowship was created by the new Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson Centre and launced in November 2022 at a conference in Ísafjörður, Iceland; opened by the Prime Minister of Iceland, Katrín Jakobsdóttir. In cooperation with Arctic Circle, University Center of the Westfjords, University of Iceland, University of Akureyri, Reykjavík University and the biotechnology company Kerecis.
Applications for the period fall/winter 2025 to 2026 open early next year!
Source: Arctic Circle
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