Support for the field of research

The Energy Research Fund’s goal is to strengthen research in the fields of environmental and energy affairs and to award grants to students, university research projects, institutions, companies and individuals researching these areas. A further objective of the fund is to make Landsvirkjun's monetary contributions to research more efficient and transparent, and to ensure that the studies supported by the fund comply with Landsvirkjun's environmental policies.

The Landsvirkjun Energy Research Fund’s Board accepts applications once a year and the application deadline is 9th of January 2017. Landsvirkjun will respond to all applicants and all application material will be kept confidential.

Next allocation of funds will be up to the amount of 58 million ISK in total, up to 48 million ISK of funds for research in the field of environment and energy, and up to 16 million ISK of funds in scholarships for 10 – 20 master‘s or doctorate students.

Applicants are required to return a research description along with a reasoning how the research supports the research fund‘s objectives.

Application forms along with additional application materials can be found in the links below. We encourage applicants to read the instructions and other application material thoroughly before applying. Application forms, additional application materials and enquires are sent electronically to the fund‘s email:

In accordance with the object and goals of the fund, allocations are divided into two categories:

Grants to students studying for master's degrees or doctorates

Grants are designed to encourage promising students to study in the field of environment and energy, and to recognize those who have already shown ability at the master's and doctoral level.

Research in the fields of environmental and energy issues

General research projects in the fields of environmental and energy issues, including research on renewable energy and design of teaching material for young students. Grants are generally awarded for no more than half of the cost incurred and are awarded for the cost of employing of experts, participation of master and doctoral students and/or any other expenses the project may require.