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 The Icelandic Alumni association

The Alumni Association was founded on March 25th 2008 and the first annual meeting was held on September 18th of the same year. The Alumni Association welcomes both Icelandic and American Fulbright grant recipients who have received grants from the Icelandic Fulbright Commission. During the past 60 years, the Fulbright Commission has supported approximately 1400 grantees, about 900 Icelandic and 500 American.


Board members 2018

Egill Bjarnason

Friðrik Árni Friðriksson Hirst, Treasurer

Herdís Helga Schopka

Rannveig Sigurvinsdóttir

Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, Chairman

Stefán Hrafn Jónsson

Þorleifur Örn Gunnarsson


Goals of the association

• To bring together scholars and professionals from a wide range of academic fields and professional expertise, for their own personal benefits and the benefit of the commission.
• To promote global understanding.
• To encourage dialogue and interaction between international scholars, experts, and activists on topics important to the political, social, and cultural life of nations.

Those who would like to join tha Alumni Association can fill out the registration form and send it is an attachment to