What does the Scholar Rescue Fund do?
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an un-wavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for over 90 years to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work is a beacon of hope in our world.
Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted more than 625 scholars from 54 countries, placing them at over 335 host partner institutions in 41 countries.
Learn more about the Scholar Rescue Fund
Who do we help?
IIE-SRF provides fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These year-long fellowships support temporary academic positions at accredited institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF scholars 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.
Learn more about eligibility requirements
How can I help?
Save a life and protect the world's great minds now and for future generations.
- Refer a threatened scholar to SRF for assistance
- Host a SRF fellowship recipient at your academic institution
- Give to the Save a Scholar campaign
- Inform friends and colleagues
Donate to IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund