The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies conducts applied and theoretical research on Icelandic language, literature, history and culture. The Institute employs a number of permanent scholars, and provides visiting scholars with research facilities for periods of varying length. In addition, several doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers have research facilities at the Institute, enabling them to work on their projects in close collaboration with both staff and visitors. The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships, administered by the Árni Magnússon Institute, are awarded to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) from outside Iceland to enable them to pursue their research in Iceland. In addition, the Institute arranges seminars and conferences in its areas of scholarly endeavour.