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Give to the Scholar Rescue Fund

Provide support and safe haven to threatened scholars around the world

"To rescue scholars is to rescue the future."

– Dr. Henry Kaufman, IIE Chairman Emeritus and IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Co-Founder

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) provides emergency academic fellowships for established scholars whose lives or careers are threatened in their home countries. The fellowships provide professors, researchers and other senior academics with temporary refuge at universities and colleges around the world, enabling them to pursue their academic work and to continue to share their knowledge with students, colleagues, and the community at large.

“More than once I could have been killed. Now I can live again and work for the sake of science.”

– IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Grantee

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted 667 scholars from 56 countries, placing them at over 350 host partner institutions in 41 countries around the world.

Save-a-Scholar Campaign

Please join the campaign to rescue an endangered scholar today. For each contribution of $48,000, IIE-SRF will be able to rescue a scholar in the donor’s name for one academic year. Each contribution will also be matched by an IIE-SRF partner university or research center.

Learn more about the Scholar Rescue Fund

    The Institute of International Education is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


    Joyce Hendricks
    Vice President
    Chief Philanthropy Officer

    Institute of International Education
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    New York, NY 10017 USA
    Fax: +1 212.984.5381