The Carol Pazandak Iceland-Minnesota Travel Fund supports faculty and staff from the University of Iceland who propose a visit to the University of Minnesota for the purpose of consulting, visits, or research.
Eligibility and Criteria
- Awards of up to $2,500 are available to all University of Iceland faculty and staff who propose a visit to the University of Minnesota for the purpose of consulting, visits, or research.
- The applicant from the University of Iceland must co-apply with a faculty or staff member at the University of Minnesota.
- The University of Minnesota department will receive the funds to support the visit.
- Applicants are not eligible for more than one travel award in a 12-month period, beginning on the travel date.
- Requests for future grants will be considered only if the obligations from previous grants have been fulfilled.
The following are examples of activities that are supported by the Carol Pazandak Iceland-Minnesota Travel Fund:
- Individual scholarly research
- Participation in professional conferences or meetings that are held at the University of Minnesota
- Collaborative research, services, or technical assistance with University of Minnesota colleagues
- Presentation of papers or posters at the University of Minnesota
Grantees are required to submit a minimum one-page report on their activities in Minnesota to the GPS Alliance (firstname.lastname@example.org) within 60 days of their activity at the University of Minnesota.
About Carol Pazandak
Carol Pazandak’s footprints at the University of Minnesota loom large. She served the University from 1970 to 2007 in many roles from professor of psychology to assistant to the president to professor emerita, and more. Carol’s passion for Iceland and Icelanders began during her tenure as assistant to President McGrath when he agreed to a formal exchange with the University of Iceland, the development of which Carol played a key and ongoing role.
Carol has been described as Minnesota’s bridge to Iceland. Her family has committed to honoring both their mother’s passion for Iceland and her request they establish a small-grants travel fund for faculty and staff from the University of Iceland to consult, visit, or conduct research at the University of Minnesota.