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.

Call for Applications - July 2018

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.
June 4, 2018
Call for Applications: IIE-SRF Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

IIE-SRF has released our quarterly call for applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. For consideration in September 2018, application materials must be submitted by July 15, 2018. More information on eligibility and the IIE-SRF application process can be found here.

June 14, 2018
  • Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Ismael Ibraheem of Syria
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 12 Scholars
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants to Launch in July
  • Alumnus from Zimbabwe Receives Ph.D. from George Mason University
May 23, 2018
  • Iraqi Scholars in the Diaspora Deliver University Courses in Iraq through New IIE-SRF Initiative