|Greece-Iceland Joint Award for Arts and Design|
Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Funder's opportunity ID:13542-MC
Private Foundation or Non-Profit
Upper: $21,000USD Lower: $19,500USD
One grant of six months is available, starting in September 2023 - November 2023 or January 2024. It is offered jointly by Iceland and Greece, with 3 months to be spent in each country. The grant can start either in Greece or Iceland. Grants must be completed by end of June 2024. The grantee may go directly from one country to the other or return to the U.S. for a brief period in between visits to the two countries, as long as the grant is completed within the grant period.
- Award Allowances
- In Iceland: $4,000 per month or $4,500 per month for grantees with a dependent or dependents, payable monthly. A dependent must stay in Iceland for at least 80% of the grant period to be eligible for a dependent supplement. The grant is denominated in U.S. dollars but paid in Icelandic krona (ISK), according to the current exchange rate. The grant is intended to cover living costs in Iceland.
- No separate housing allowance provided. Grantees are responsible for arranging their own housing, but the host institution is expected to assist the grantee in finding housing and settling in. Some hosts institutions may in some instances be able to offer on-campus housing.
- In Greece: $2,500 per month. The base stipend amount will be increased by 150 US Dollars per accompanying dependent (up to two dependents). Dependents must remain in Greece for at least 80% of the grant period to be eligible for a dependent supplement. A one-time settling-in allowance at $1,200 and allowances for extra luggage up to $200 (grantee only), for Greek lessons up to $450 (grantee only) and books and research materials up to $350 (grantee only).
- Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee
- Iceland: Travel allowance is $1,500 for the grantee only, payable with the first grant payment. Baggage allowance is $400, payable at the end of the grant period. All allowances are denominated in U.S. dollars but paid in ISK, according to the current exchange rate.
- Greece: A one-time airfare allowance for travel between the USA, Iceland, Greece and return flight to the USA: up to $1,500 for the scholar plus up to $1,000 for one dependent. Travel details must first be approved by Fulbright Greece before flights are finalized. Airfare must be round-trip originating and ending in the USA with a connecting flight between Iceland and Greece or Greece and Iceland (depending on first receiving country). Airfare must be booked in time to span the entire grant period in both countries. Penalty fee coverage for flight rescheduling is not possible.
- Additional Dependent Benefits
- Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.
- In Iceland, a $500 travel allowance per dependent. Children can attend primary and lower-secondary public schools at little or no cost, which is a great way to integrate into Icelandic society. For those who wish to send their child/children to an international private school in the capital area, a limited stipend for tuition may be available, maximum $5,000 per grantee.
- Greece: Up to $3,000 for primary and/or secondary private school.
- Special Award Benefits
- In Iceland the scholar will be invited to monthly grantee enrichment events provided by the Fulbright Commission during the academic year. Also, the scholar will be taken out to lunch at the beginning and end of the grant period in Iceland for briefing, debriefing.
- Special funding for disabled grantees
- Funding is available for US Fulbright scholars to Iceland with a disability, be it a structural or functional impairment or activity/participation limitation, that entails additional costs that are not covered specifically through the Fulbright Program. Funding may be available for a wide range of disabilities, including, for example, hearing, vision or movement impairment. The funding could, for example, be used to assist with specialized housing needs, in-country transport or specialized assistance. The extra funding amount will depend on need and will be decided by the Commission after consultation with the scholar and can be expected to be between 2.000 and 9.000 USD. Funding is provided through the Bruce A. Fowler Mobility Fund.
Individuals: Early Career and Emerging in Field
Individuals: Mid-Career to Established in Field
This is an opportunity for creative individuals to gain inspiration from both the Arctic and the Mediterranean, creating and showcasing their art in both Greece and Iceland. The grant is open to all fields of art and design. Applications are welcome from visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, filmmakers, photographers, designers, musicians and other artists. Grantees will be expected to show their work or publish, depending on the field.
Project proposals will be judged on recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.
The grantee is encouraged to teach and/or mentor students in some capacity during the grant period.
Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered:
- Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
- Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
- Art History
- Creative Writing
- Film/Cinema Studies
The grant is open to artists, early career academics, mid-career academics, professionals and senior academics. A Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) is required.
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
A letter of invitation is preferred.