The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF)

Type: Postdoctoral

Who: Professors, researchers and intellectuals from any country, field or discipline who are under threat.

What: A grant of up to US$25,000, along with individual health insurance, to support a visiting academic appointment of up to one year (renewable for a second year).

When: Varies

Where: IIE-SRF partner academic institutions worldwide

Program Length: Varies. Typically 9-12 months.

Deadline to Apply: Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, and qualified applications will be reviewed by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee on a quarterly basis.

Citizenship: All Countries

Destination Countries: All Countries

Academic Subject(s): All Subjects

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has provided life-saving support to nearly 700 scholars from more than 56 countries in partnership with over 370 host institutions in 43 countries around the world. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. Candidates may apply directly or be nominated by a third-party. SRF will work to identify a suitable host partner for successful candidates who apply without a prearranged host institution. Applications are reviewed for academic qualifications, the quality/potential of the candidate’s work, and the urgency of the threat. Preference is given to scholars who face immediate, severe and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence or who have recently fled from such conditions. Applications from female scholars and scholars who are members of ethnic, racial, cultural or religious minority groups or those otherwise underrepresented in their field are encouraged.

The Committee meets at least four times per year and may convene on an emergency basis, as needed.

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