FELLOWSHIPS for THREATENED SCHOLARS AROUND THE WORLD

A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for nearly a century to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world.

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted over 770 scholars from 59 countries, placing them at over 390 host partner institutions in 44 countries around the world.

Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time.

IIE-SRF Fellowship Outcomes in 2018

Publications

Report

An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars

In the latest TWAS newsletter, IIE-SRF Assistant Director James King authored “An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars,” elaborating on the effects of war and authoritarianism on researchers, particularly in the Global South.

Read the report online »

October 15, 2018
Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide
International Science Council

There is a growing recognition of the need for the international scientific community to address the number of threatened, displaced and refugee scientists worldwide, according to a special session organized by the International Science Council (ISC), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the 2018 World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka, Japan.

October 3, 2018
IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions
IIE

On September 18th, 2018, IIE and Finland's EDUFI expanded their partnership to support displaced scholars, university students, and artists through IIE-SRF, IIE PEER, and the Artist Protection Fund.

October 24, 2018
Northeastern Scholar, Liberian Land Rights Lawyer, Awarded Biden Chair Appointment
Northeastern University

Brownell has been creating a land security index that ranks how well governments are protecting land rights for their citizens. He recently received an award that will ensure his safety, protect his legal work in perpetuity, and help him continue that work. The chair was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware.

November 14, 2018
  • International Education Week 2018
  • Fellowship Outcomes in 2018
  • FAO's newest expert: Dr. Ahmad Sadiddin of Syria
  • Deutsches Haus honors IIE-SRF Chairman Emeritus Dr. Henry G. Jarecki
October 18, 2018
  • Dr. Amal Alachkar of Syria: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker
  • Alfred Brownell of Liberia: Inaugural Occupant of the IIE-SRF Beau Biden Chair