The Ivalo & Minik Foundation awards four grants and establishes itself with a new board of directors

Grants from Ivalo & Minik Fonden have been handed out again. In total, four grants recipients have received a little more than DKK 270,000. In addition, Ivalo & Minik Fonden has constituted itself with a new board of directors with three new members. Minik Rosing will continue as chairman for the next four years.

Great contributions from NunaFonden, Royal Greenland, Royal Arctic Line and GrønlandsBANKENs Erhvervsfond are again the reason why Ivalo & Minik Fonden has been able to award grants to four talented Greenlandic students.

“As always, we are happy to be able to contribute to raising the level of education and competence here in Greenland. I hope that the grant recipients will have good and rewarding educational stays this time as well,” says the chairman of Ivalo & Minik Fonden’s board, Minik Rosing.

The distribution of the four grants was the last activity for the now former board. Every four years there are new appointments to the board. This means that the board for the next four years consists of:

Chairman Minik Rosing (appointed by Ilisimatusarfik)
Deputy chairman Janus Kleist (appointed by the Department of Education)
Paarnannguaq Mathiassen (appointed by NunaFonden)
Jens Napãtôk’ (appointed by NunaFonden)
Christian Schønau (appointed by the Royal Danish Court)

Chairman Minik Rosing sends a big thank you to the outgoing board members Dorthe Bidstrup, Juliane Henningsen and Johan Lund Olsen for their distinguished contribution to the outgoing board’s work.

The board of the Ivalo & Minik Foundation meets twice a year to distribute grants, and the new board hopes to receive many and well-qualified applications for the next distribution, where the application deadline is 1 October 2024.


This spring’s grant recipients

Edna Lyberth has received a grant to study a semester at the University of California in Santa Cruz, USA, in connection with her ongoing education in fisheries technology at DTU.

Varna Marianne Nielsen has received a grant for her continuing studies as a Master of Arts at the University of Reykjavik, Iceland.

Sanne Broberg has received a grant for a research stay at SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, College of Health, Massey University in Auckland New Zealand in connection with her PhD study on Ilisimatusarfik with the title “Indigenous sustainable cultural development within therapeutic treatments for Greenlandic Inuit”.

Casper Eliassen has received a grant for his IT studies at University, HAL Tokyo, in Japan.