Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may qualify.
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Under the Iraq Project, Scholar Rescue Fund Iraqi grantees were able to apply for several fellowship award-associated benefits. A grantee was eligible to apply for these benefits once he/she commenced the fellowship on a host campus. Scholars could continue to apply for these benefits as program alumni, provided that they remained in good standing with IIE-SRF and that funding was available.
Iraqi grantees were eligible to take group courses at English language or other key language institutes.
IIE-SRF had funding available for scholars to attend and/or present research at academic conferences.
Scholars who had documented expenses for the publication of books or papers in scientific/academic journals were eligible to receive up to $750 per calendar year as reimbursement for relevant costs, provided that the published material was original and of a high academic standard.
Scholars were entitled to a maximum of $500 to support membership fees for academic associations.
Scholars wishing to subscribe to an academic/scientific journal in their field of study were each eligible for up to $300 towards this cost.
Scholars who wished to return to Iraq after completing the IIE-SRF fellowship were eligible to request a repatriation travel grant to assist with the cost of travel back to Iraq.
Scholars could take advantage of additional funding for academic tours in Iraq. The grant amount varied based on the length and scope of the project, and was used to support giving lectures or workshops at Iraqi universities and academic institutions.
Scholars could take advantage of additional funding for short-term training. The grant amount varied based on the length and scope of the project, and was used to support participation in short to mid-term professional trainings outside Iraq.