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A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we support is a beacon of hope in our world.

Building upon IIE's century-long legacy of assisting students and scholars under threat, IIE-SRF has since 2002 supported over 820 scholars from 59 countries in partnership with 400 host institutions in 45 countries.

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

Call for Applications open through July 1, 2019

Publications

"Scholar Perspectives" in 2019 AACRAO Report

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) released its 2019 report, drawing on expertise across sectors to make recommendations for the integration of displaced students and scholars into higher education. In their article “Scholar Perspectives,” co-authors Dr. Chelsea Blackburn Cohen of Scholars at Risk and IIE-SRF Director James R. King explore the issues of academic freedom and higher education emergencies, sharing best practices for supporting displaced and threatened scholars.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

  • Alumnus Alfred Brownell from Liberia wins 2019 Goldman Environmental Prize
  • The Globe and Mail on IIE-SRF Scholars and Hosts in Canada
  • IIE-SRF Partnerships for Scholar Advancement News

Monday, April 22, 2019

  • Studying Sogdiana from Tajikistan to Harvard
  • AACRAO report, "Scholar Perspectives" by Dr. Chelsea Blackburn Cohen and James R. King
  • Science Magazine: "AAAS connects human rights groups with science experts"
  • IIE-SRF On the Road: Germany 

May 13, 2019

Rethinking Institutional Policies to Reduce Barriers Facing Displaced Students in the U.S.

World Educations News + Reviews

This article provides an overview of worldwide efforts to support displaced students and scholars. It breaks down the various new initiatives in the U.S. that are facilitating access to higher education, and gives a thorough summary of the 2019 AACRAO report that features a section on displaced scholars written by IIE-SRF and Scholars at Risk.

May 22, 2019

GREET and Academic Refuge to host "Higher Education Values in Practice: Integration of Highly Skilled Refugees and At-Risk Academics in Europe" on June 13-14 in Brussels

ACA Secretariat

ACA and UNICA are organising a joint stakeholder event at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels on behalf of their project teams – GREET and Academic Refuge. The event, titled "Higher Education Values in Practice - Integration of highly skilled refugees and at-risk academics in Europe," will focus on academic values and the role of Europe’s higher education community in supporting students and scholars with refugee background and academics at risk. The event will take place in Brussels on June 13-14. IIE-SRF is on the advisory committee for the GREET project.