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 receives applications once a year. In the year 2014 a total of 60 million ISK was awarded to postgraduate studies, researching environmental and energy affairs.

The next allocation of funds will be in February 2015. Applications will be received in end of November 2014 and will be advertised closer to the date. 

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

Grants are awarded to cover part of the costs incurred by the employment of experts, master and doctoral students and/or any other expenses the project may require