There are several institutions and organizations in Iceland that provide grants to students and scholars:
- Fulbright Scholarships
- Icelandic-American Society Scholarships (Thor Thors, Haystack, Luther College)
- American-Scandinavian Foundation Scholarships
- Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Scholarships
Local Grants Program
Through its general grants program, the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland provides support for local projects by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and educational institutions, including artistic and cultural performances. Projects should have an American component or be related to American values. Preference will be given to projects that:
- Promote Arctic issues: environmental protection, sustainability, security, and other arctic issues.
- Increase public support for U.S.- Icelandic cooperation in business, entrepreneurship, youth employment, science, and technology.
- Promote public support and respect for American values, in particular human rights and social inclusion of vulnerable populations, women and girls empowerment, civil rights, shared citizenship, and religious freedom.
- Strengthen ties between the United States and Iceland by promoting public discussion of the U.S.-Icelandic strategic alliance, including building a cost-effective and mutually beneficial bilateral security relationship.
In deciding which projects to support, the Embassy will give preference to organizations with a proven track record of executing superior events and programs, and those with a cost share component.
Please also note that Embassy general grants CANNOT be used to fund religious organizations or partisan political activity, trade activities, fundraising campaigns, commercial projects, or representational expenses.
All prospective grantees should read the Standard Terms and Commitments that accompany any grant given by the U.S. government.
All entities institutions, organizations and other ventures that wish to apply for a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik must do the following before applying for a grant:
- Apply for a DUNS Number – Note this should be the same information as with the Icelandic Tax authorities, without the special Icelandic letters but with the street declensions (þgf).
- Apply for a Ncage Number
- Register the entity into SAM.gov– Note that an individual first creates an individual account with Sam.gov, then the individual uses that account to register the entity that wishes to apply for a grant. To register into Sam.gov you must have received the DUNS and Ncage numbers.
Please notice that all entries in the three systems must be the same, they must match. A small typo can create discrepancies that can delay the process. Please note that individuals do neither need to apply for DUNS and Ncage numbers nor register into Sam.gov
Proposals can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.
To apply, please fill out the Application for Federal assistance Forms, see below
The Funding Opportunity Number of local grants is PD-19-040-IC.
Send the application package to ReykjavikPublicAffairs@state.gov.
Grant applications from entities, institutions, organizations and other ventures must include the following documents:
Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424 for entities, institutions, organizations, and such )
Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A for entities, institutions, organizations, and such)
Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B for entities, institutions, organizations, and such)
Grant applications from individuals must include the following documents:
Application for Federal Domestic Assistance- Individual (SF-424 Individual)
Budget Information for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424A Individual)
Assurances for Non-Construction Programs (SF-424B Individual)
All Grant Applications (Individuals and other entities) must also include the following application forms:
Key Contacts (All Grant Applications)
Project/Performance Site Location(s)(All Grant Applications)
Project Abstract (All Grant Applications)
A grant application will not be considered until all documents have been filled out and sent to ReykjavikPublicAffairs@state.gov
*If you have not received a status update from the Embassy by 4 weeks after your proposal, please contact the Embassy to follow-up at 5952200 or ReykjavikPublicAffairs@state.gov.
Grant proposals should include all of the information requested in the application guidelines. Proposals will not be considered until all information is received in electronic form. Proposals must be in English.