Are you a threatened or displaced scholar?
Apply for the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (ILE-SRF) 2021 for a chance to get a grant of up to $25,000 along with health insurance and relocation funding.
Application Deadline: July 12 2021
Preference is given to scholars who:
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Scholars can apply by sending the required application materials to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. In cases where a scholar is unable to submit the application, a third party may send the materials on their behalf.
The required application materials include:
To begin assessing an application, IIE-SRF must receive the application coversheet, a current CV, academic statement, and personal statement. The remaining materials may be sent at a later time.
Please note that all application materials submitted to IIE-SRF must be original and unique to an applicant’s particular academic background and circumstances. IIE-SRF will not accept academic or personal statements that share identical language with the statements of other applicants to IIE-SRF. Any language or background information borrowed from the internet or other outside source should be cited to credit the original source.
Please submit all application materials via email to email@example.com. If you do not have access to email, you may send your materials via fax or post.
Scholar Rescue Fund
Institute of International Education
One World Trade Center, 36th Floor
New York, New York 10007
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. These year-long fellowships of $25,000USD support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, IIE-SRF fellows are eligible to apply for a second and final year of fellowship support.
Since 2002, IIE-SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. We have awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 902 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at 431 host partner institutions in 50 countries around the world.
Deadline for Application is July 12 2021
IIE-SRF conducts a thorough review of each applicant’s application materials to assess their experience, the quality of scholarly work, and the nature and urgency of their threat. In doing so, IIE-SRF may contact the applicant’s references and/or other sources, such as independent experts on the applicant’s academic field, country of origin, or the particulars of the reported threat. (IIE-SRF will never share Identifying information about an applicant without their permission.)
In many cases, IIE-SRF will follow up with an applicant directly for additional information about their academic work and/or their situation in their home country, in order to gain a full understanding of their scholarly background, individual circumstances, and need for the IIE-SRF fellowship.
All applicants considered for fellowship support are screened against a database containing the names of individuals, groups, and entities that are on major global sanctions, money laundering, and law enforcement watch lists.
Unfortunately, IIE-SRF cannot offer fellowship support to all applicants who meet the program’s eligibility criteria.
After the initial application assessment is complete, select applicants are presented for consideration by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee, which makes the final decisions on fellowship awards. The Committee meets four times per year.
Unfortunately, because of limited resources not all minimally qualified applicants will be considered by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee.
The support and partnership of the international academic community is critical to the work of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF). Our valued partners, comprising hundreds of institutions, individuals, and organizations across the globe, provide a crucial lifeline for threatened and displaced academics by identifying scholars in need of support, hosting these scholars on their campuses, and supporting their integration into new academic environments.
Host a threatened scholar:
Arrange a yearlong academic appointment for an IIE-SRF fellow.
Provide matching support of equal or greater value to the IIE-SRF fellowship, generally in the form of salary or a stipend. (Contributions like housing, insurance, or professional development funding can also be considered.)
Sponsor the fellow’s visa or work permit.
Offer academic and professional resources, faculty mentoring, and staff assistance.
Offer scholar support services:
Contribute to the academic and professional development of IIE-SRF fellows and alumni as they integrate into new academic communities.
Refer a threatened scholar:
Nominate or refer to IIE-SRF academic colleagues facing threats to their lives and work in their home countries.
Share information about the IIE-SRF fellowship opportunity.
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.