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.

PAUSE: Call for Applications to Host Scientists at Risk - Sept. 2018

 

Publications

Report

An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars

In the latest TWAS newsletter, IIE-SRF Assistant Director James King authored “An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars,” elaborating on the effects of war and authoritarianism on researchers, particularly in the Global South.

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.
July 12, 2018
University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants: Launch on July 23rd

On July 23rd, Rutgers University will host the launch of the University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM). This event will convene refugees, at-risk migrants, faculty and scholars, student associations, education think tanks, legislators, local government, ecumenical education institutions, United Nations agencies, and other representatives of the international community. IIE-SRF is honored to be a part of UARRM’s Steering Committee. IIE-SRF Director Sarah Willcox will be presenting on barriers to higher education for refugees and at-risk migrants.

Interested parties should RSVP to the event 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