The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is taking applications from suitably qualified candidates for the IIE-SRF Fellowship Program in the United States in 2021.

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only international program that organizes and funds fellowship award programs for threatened and displaced academics at partnering higher academic institutions globally. These year-long fellowship programs support temporary academic roles at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can keep doing their work in safety. In most cases, IIE-SRF fellows are qualified to put in for a second and final year of fellowship award support.

All over the world, scholars have long suffered persecution, detention, torture, and other forms of harassment as a result of their work. In the worst situations, scholars pay with their lives for their devotion to their academic undertakings and freedom of thought.

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has gotten over 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in more than 100 nations. They have awarded IIE-SRF Fellowship Program to 916 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at 433 host partner institutions in 50 countries all over the world.

Worth of IIE-SRF Fellowship Program

The IIE-SRF Fellowship Program is worth $25,000.

Eligibility for IIE-SRF Fellowship Program

IIE-SRF takes applications from professors, researchers, and public scholars who face intimidations and cannot continue their work in their home nations. Scholars from any nation and in any academic discipline or field may qualify. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of academic qualifications and experience, the quality and/or potential of their work, and the importance of the threats that they face.


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