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 737 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.

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Baden-Württemberg 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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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 »

January 15, 2018
Call for Applications: IIE-SRF Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Although the January 2018 deadline has passed, IIE-SRF continues to accept applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. The next round of applications will be considered in Spring 2018. More information on eligibility and the IIE-SRF application process can be found here.

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. 

March 9, 2018
2018 IIE-SRF Forum: Protecting Scholarship and Promoting Partnerships

Join us March 9, 2018 at IIE's New York City headquarters for the third IIE-SRF Forum. This day-long event will bring together scholars, practitioners, advocates, and university faculty to learn about best practices and engage our networks to help further protect threatened scholars worldwide. For updates on the event and to register, please visit the IIE-SRF Forum page

 

January 23, 2018
  • IIE-SRF: 2017 in Review  
December 14, 2017
  • "After IIE-SRF": Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Al Saidi of Iraq
  • Thank you to the first-time host institutions of Fall 2017
  • Selection Committee awards fellowships to new scholars from six countries
  • IIE-SRF scholars in the media