The Development Fund for Immigration Issues was founded in 2007 by the Ministry of Welfare and the administration of the Fund is in the hands of the University Centre of the Westfjords.
The purpose of the Fund is to enhance research and development projects in the field of immigration issues, with the goal of facilitating the adjustment of immigrants to Icelandic society and at the same time improving society's preparedness to accommodate immigrants.
Grants may, as a rule, be awarded to associations, unions and public entities. Immigrant grassroots associations and interest groups are encouraged to apply to the Fund. Individuals will, as a rule, only be awarded grants for research. Grants are allotted on an annual basis and the funds available are ISK 10 million. Applications can be written in Icelandic or English.