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 760 scholars from 58 countries, placing them at more than 380 host partner institutions in 43 countries around the world.

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

IIE-SRF By the Numbers

Report

Refugee Scientists: Quiet Pioneers Dedicated to Discovery

UNESCO Courier | October 2017

 

The latest issue of UNESCO's Courier features an article by IIE-SRF Director Sarah Willcox.

Read the report online »

May 21, 2018
Supporting displaced scholars through the At-Risk & Refugee Scholar Membership Initiative
Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy (GYA) published an overview of their recent activities working with at-risk and refugee scholars in GYA Connections. GYA's peer mentorship program connects these scholars with their counterparts in other countries in partnership with IIE-SRF, The World Academy of Sciences, Scholars At Risk, and other organizations.

May 18, 2018
Fellow Melissa Bilal of Turkey Co-Chairs Feminism & Armenian Studies Conference
Armenian Weekly
Armenian Weekly describes the April 7th conference “Feminist Interventions in Armenian Studies/Armenian Interventions in Feminist Studies” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), co-chaired by IIE-SRF Fellow Melissa Bilal. An ethnomusicologist and historian from Turkey, Dr. Bilal joined a group of women scholars from the US, Canada, the UK, and Armenia to discuss the intersection of feminism and Armenian history. The Dilenschneider Award sponsored the conference in conjunction with MIT and others.
May 11, 2018
IIE Hosts Education under Attack 2018 on May 10, 2018

The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) and the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Norway, and Qatar to the United Nations launched "Education under Attack 2018: A Global Study of Attacks on Schools and Universities and their Students and Staff, 2013-2017" on May 10, 2018 at IIE's NYC headquarters. The report shows that attacks on education have worsened in the last five years, becoming more widespread and increasing in some countries. In addition to a panel of high level speakers, the event included a presentation of the findings from Education under Attack 2018 as well as GCPEA’s recent research on the impact of attacks on education on girls and women in Nigeria.

Read more from Inside Higher Ed and Al-Fanar Media.

May 17, 2018
  • 'Education under Attack 2018' Report Launches at IIE
  • IIE Recognized by Portuguese Government for Work with Displaced Students and Scholars
  • IIE PEER Expands Higher Education Opportunities for Displaced Students Worldwide
  • Fellow Sreang Heng Writes from Harvard about Justice in Cambodia 
April 26, 2018
  • Alumna Calls for International Community to Involve Syrian Faculty in Support Programming for Displaced Students