The Icelandic Research Fund - A new Board



The Minister of Education, Science and Culture has appointed a new Board for the Icelandic Research Fund (cf. art. 4 from the Act on Public Support for Scientific Research No. 3/2003). The tenure is 2009-2012 and the Board consists of the following individuals:

Prof. Dr. Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, chair
Alternate: Prof. Dr. Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir, University of Iceland

Prof. Dr. Hannes Jónsson, University of Iceland
Alternate: Prof. Dr. Magnús Már Halldórsson, Reykjavik University

Prof. Dr. Áslaug Helgadóttir, prófessor, The Agricultural University of Iceland
Alternate: Prof. Dr. Áslaug Geirsdóttir, University of Iceland

Dr. Þórunn Rafnar, deCODE Genetics
Alternate: Dr. Einar Mäntylä, Orf Genetics

Prof. Dr. Vilmundur Guðnason, The Icelandic Heart Association
Alternate: Prof. Dr. Þorvaldur Ingvarsson, University of Akureyri

The role of the Icelandic Research Fund is to support scientific research in Iceland. For this purpose the Fund supports specific research projects of individuals, research teams, universities, research institutes, and companies. This applies to both basic research and applied research. The Icelandic Research Fund provides grants according the general priorities of the Science and Technology Policy Council and professional appraisal of all new proposals.


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