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 770 scholars from 59 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.

IIE-SRF Call for Applications Now Open through November 5, 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 »

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 3, 2018
IIE and Finland’s EDUFI Expand Partnership to Support Academics, Artists, and University Students from Conflict Regions
IIE

On September 18th, 2018, IIE and Finland's EDUFI expanded their partnership to support displaced scholars, university students, and artists through IIE-SRF, IIE PEER, and the Artist Protection Fund.

September 19, 2018
Carleton to Host "Dangerous Scholars" Panel Featuring IIE-SRF Fellows
Carleton University

On September 19th, Carleton University will host a welcome event to honor two scholars, Mustafa Bahran and Rahim Surkhi. The professors are part of the Scholars at Risk program and their appointments were arranged in partnership with IIE-SRF. The scholars will participate in a panel, "Dangerous Scholars," and will discuss their perilous journeys to Carleton and their academic backgrounds. The panel will be moderated by Emily Borzcik, senior program officer of IIE-SRF.

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
October 10, 2018
  • IIE-SRF receives State Department grant for Iraq Distance Learning Initiative
  • Dr. Amal Alachkar: 2018 IIE Global Changemaker
  • IIE-SRF On the Road: Switzerland, Canada, Belgium, and France;