IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships for established professors, researchers and public intellectuals whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries. The fellowships, which last up to one academic year, support temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and research centers in safe locations anywhere in the world where SRF fellows can continue their work unharmed, pending improved conditions in their home countries. SRF fellows are eligible to apply for a second and final year of fellowship support.
Since 2002 SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. We have awarded SRF fellowships to 610 scholars from 53 countries, placing them at over 300 host partner institutions in 40 countries around the world.
To read more about the SRF program (including eligibiliy criteria and application instructions) in:
Arabic (عربي) please click here
Persian (فارسی) please click here
French (français) please click here
Spanish (Español) please click here