About Us

Building upon IIE's century-long legacy of assisting students and scholars who are fleeing conflict and targeted persecution,
the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund was established in 2002 as a permanent program to protect the lives and work of threatened scholars.
The statistics below provide more detail on this work. 

749 scholars from 58 countries have received support from IIE-SRF. 
1,176 awards have been granted, including renewals.

Over 380 academic institutions in 43 countries have hosted IIE-SRF scholars. 

IIE-SRF Scholar Regions of Origin


Academic Expertise of IIE-SRF Scholars

2002-Present                                                                                                    2016 



                   Top 5 Countries Hosting IIE-SRF Scholars                   


Regions Hosting IIE-SRF Scholars