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Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world for threatened academics whose lives and work are in danger in their home countries. Professors, researchers and lecturers from any country or field can apply or refer eligible candidates.

To apply as a scholar, visit www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php. Universities and colleges interested in hosting an SRF scholar should visit www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php. Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.

How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works: Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions (3 months to 1 year). Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health coverage. Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for research/publication, and other in-kind assistance. Applications are accepted at any time. For a decision by late November please apply by October 12th. Visit http://www.scholarrescuefund.org for details.

In 2007 SRF launched the Iraq Project in response to the crisis of higher education throughout Iraq. If you are an Iraqi scholar seeking assistance or you are a university interested in hosting an SRF Iraqi scholar, please contact SRFIRAQ@iie.org or visit www.scholarrescuefund.org/iraq.


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