Further to a mid-term review, The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS) has decided to continue to fund EDDA – Center of Excellence for the next four years. The grant amounts to ISK 35 million per year. EDDA – Center of Excellence is a research institute involved in contemporary studies within the The School of Humanities of the University of Iceland. Its director is Irma Erlingsdóttir, Assistant Professor of French contemporary literature at the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages.
During the first three years of operation, EDDA awarded 26 research grants and organized 41 conferences, workshops, symposia and seminars. Through EDDA’s networks and institutional links, 94 scholars have visited EDDA to meet with the Center’s researchers and governmental partners, to participate in EDDA-sponsored conferences and symposia and to give lectures and seminars (see https://edda.hi.is/).