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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 653 scholars from 55 countries, placing them at over 350 host partner institutions in 41 countries around the world.

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

Report

Forum Magazine: Internationalization in a Conflicted World

European Association for International Education  |  April 13, 2016

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June 21, 2016
A Syrian family in New Jersey create art and music that they couldn't back home
Public Radio International

Jumana Jaber has taught visual arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey since 2013. It’s been a little different from her job teaching art and theater design in the Syrian capital, Damascus. Jaber and her family of four are among the millions of Syrians who have fled their country since the start of the civil war in 2011. But they aren't living in the US as refugees. Instead, they arrived with the help of the New York-based Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund. Since 2002, the program has helped connect about 650 persecuted intellectuals (many from Iraq and Syria) with schools in the United States or in other safe countries. The fund splits the cost of settling academics and their families with a host institution for the first two years. It also arranges their J-1 exchange visitor and companion visas.  

June 20, 2016
World Refugee Day: A Look at Four Syrian Scientists
CRDFGlobal Blog

The Syrian crisis has forced more than half of the country’s population to be displaced. Four and a half million refugees have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt, and over 350,000 to Europe. In total, over 160,000 Syrians refugees have been resettled globally since the start of the crisis and over 450,000 are still in need of resettlement. As the conflict is showing no signs of abatement, devising long-term solutions to integrate refugees into host countries is proving essential.

June 1, 2016
The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study
American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAAS will host a symposium on “The Role of Science Diplomacy in International Crises: Syria as a Case Study,” on June 1, 2016. The program will explore the role of science diplomacy in international crisis response and recovery. Along with IIE-SRF Director, Sarah Willcox, an IIE-SRF fellow from Syria will participate on a panel to explore immigration challenges and potential areas of policy reform. 

June 16, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Featured in BBC
  • GoAbroad Awards Philanthropy Prize to IIE
  • Philipp Schwartz Initiative Selects Awardees
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Results
June 2, 2016
  • Host Partner Writes about IIE-SRF Forum Experience
  • New Research Voices in the News
  • Host Spotlight: Jordan