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 726 scholars from 58 countries, placing them at more than 375 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 Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

IIE-SRF accepts applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, and qualified applications are reviewed by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee on a quarterly basis. For consideration in late November 2017, applications are due by October 16th.

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Baden-Württenberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars: Accepting Applications

IIE-SRF is pleased to be a contributing partner of the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars (BWFS), a multilateral program established in response to requests for assistance from persecuted scholars around the world. BWFS supports visiting research appointments at universities and other higher education institutions within the German state of Baden-Württemberg. To be considered for this initiative, eligible scholars must apply directly to IIE-SRF, noting their interest in the Baden-Württemberg program.

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Cover: IIENetworker Magazine

Report

Seeking Safe Havens: National Responses to Scholar Persecution

IIENetworker Magazine | March 2017

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

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September 1, 2017
Science, Interrupted
Discover Magazine

War, conflict, and strife have uprooted researchers around the world. When these individuals are displaced, the fate of their life's work and their wealth of knowledge are also at risk. Through the stories of scholars from the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Discover's Jennifer Hattam explores the complex issues surrounding interrupted scholarship. The full text of this article is available only to Discover magazine subscribers. 

August 2, 2017
Joshua McKeown Mentors Physician-Educator from Myanmar
SUNY Oswego
 
As part of an IIE program called "Connecting with the World," Dr. Joshua McKeown, director of SUNY Oswego's Office of International Education and Programs, mentors physician, educator, and IIE-SRF alumnus from Myanmar, Dr. Myint Oo. The program is dedicated to helping Myanmar professionals acquire the foundational knowledge needed to develop and manage an international officein their home country.
 
September 25, 2017
Call for Applications: IIE-SRF Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

IIE-SRF is now accepting applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. For consideration in late November 2017, application materials must be submitted by Monday, Monday 16, 2017.

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November 10, 2017
  • IIE leads delegation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, host of the second most IIE-SRF scholars since 2002
November 3, 2017
  • Save the Date: IIE-SRF Forum will be held on March 9, 2018