IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

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IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowship grants for scholars whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries.

The fellowships support temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and other higher learning institutions in safe locations anywhere in the world.

Fellowship periods of up to one calendar year are intended to allow the scholars to continue their important work pending improvement in conditions allowing their safe return home.

Fellowships may be renewed for a second and final year.

Eligibility and Criteria:

  • Professors, established researchers and other senior academics from any country, field or discipline may qualify.
  • Applications from female scholars and scholars who are members of ethnic, racial, cultural or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their field, are encouraged.
  • Fellowships are approved by the SRF Selection Committee which convenes at least three (3) times per year.
  • Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus health insurance. The final fellowship award is dependent upon the location of the host institution, the cost of living, and the value of any additional contributions from the host institution or other source.
  • Host academic institutions agree to accept the fellowship funds and disburse the funds to the scholar.
  • In most cases, host institutions are required to match the SRF fellowship award through partial salary/stipend support, research materials, and other in-kind assistance.
  • Applications materials must be in English or in the language of the proposed host institution/country.

    Application Deadline: throughout the year,

    For more information and application, visit: IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Website

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