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28/01/2020 - 11:09

Grants available for PhD students at the School of Humanities

The School of Humanities Education Fund is now accepting scholarship applications. The purpose of the Fund is to support PhD students in the final stages of their studies at the School of Humanities.

The application deadline is 17 February 2020.

The total sum to be awarded is ISK 2.1 million, which will be divided between three projects.

Grant applications must include the following details: 

•    Applicant's name, ID number, address, telephone and valid email address.
•    Main points from the applicant's CV and bibliography.
•    Title of the research project, aims and scientific value.
•    Concise description of the project, max. 150 words, which will be used in general publicity if the application is successful.
•    A more detailed description of the research project, max. one page, discussing the aims of the project and how it will expand current knowledge in the field of research.
•    Project schedule. The doctoral thesis should be submitted within 6 months of the grant being awarded.
•    Confirmation from the supervisor and members of the doctoral committee that the project is in the final stages.
•    Names, telephone numbers and email addresses of those who can provide references.

All applications are treated as confidential. The board of the Education Fund reserves the right to award grants to more than one applicant, to reject all applicants and/or allocate grants in another way. 

Emphasis is placed on robust academic working practices in the application. The grant recipient shall submit a report to the Fund on the main findings and successes of the project after it ends. 
Grants will be allocated in a formal ceremony at the Humanities Conference 2020.

Applications should be sent as an attachment to the University of Iceland Scholarship Funds email address:

Further information is available on the University of Iceland website, and on the grants and funds site, Alternatively, contact Helga Brá Árnadóttir, project manager for scholarship funds at the University of Iceland,, tel. 525-5894. 

About the School of Humanities Education Fund 

The Education Fund was established at the University of Iceland in 2018 and is actually a collection of funds related to subjects taught at the School of Humanities, combined to support doctoral studies at the School of Humanities. The contributing funds are: Det Danske Selskabs Studenterlegat (1943), Minningarsjóður dr. Rögnvalds Péturssonar (1960), Minningarsjóður norskra stúdenta (1948), Norðmannsgjöf (1961). Sjóðanúmer 931, Sögusjóður stúdenta (1930). Ejnar Munksgaard.