FELLOWSHIPS for THREATENED SCHOLARS AROUND THE WORLD

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 assisted more than 770 scholars from 59 countries in partnership with nearly 400 host institutions in 44 countries around the world.

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

IIE-SRF Fellowship Outcomes in FY2018

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 »

November 28, 2018
Where Refugee Scholars, Artists and Activists Find Safety and Thrive
PassBlue

Since its founding, the Scholar Rescue Fund reports that it has supported more than 770 scholars, cultural leaders and activists from 59 nations, placing them at over 390 partner institutions in 44 countries worldwide. This year for the first time, the fund is sharing data publicly about the accomplishments  of the range of people it has steered into new lives. In 2018, these rescued refugees reported among them 191 books and articles published, 217 lectures or presentations delivered and 105 students’ studies supervised by them in numerous institutions.

October 15, 2018
Urgent need for joined-up support for threatened and displaced scientists worldwide
International Science Council

There is a growing recognition of the need for the international scientific community to address the number of threatened, displaced and refugee scientists worldwide, according to a special session organized by the International Science Council (ISC), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) at the 2018 World Social Science Forum in Fukuoka, Japan.

October 24, 2018
Northeastern Scholar, Liberian Land Rights Lawyer, Awarded Biden Chair Appointment
Northeastern University

Brownell has been creating a land security index that ranks how well governments are protecting land rights for their citizens. He recently received an award that will ensure his safety, protect his legal work in perpetuity, and help him continue that work. The chair was created in 2016 to honor the legacy of Beau Biden, the former attorney general of Delaware.

November 14, 2018
  • International Education Week 2018
  • Fellowship Outcomes in 2018
  • FAO's newest expert: Dr. Ahmad Sadiddin of Syria
  • Deutsches Haus honors IIE-SRF Chairman Emeritus Dr. Henry G. Jarecki
October 18, 2018
  • Dr. Amal Alachkar of Syria: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker
  • Alfred Brownell of Liberia: Inaugural Occupant of the IIE-SRF Beau Biden Chair