IIE has protected the lives and careers of academics for a century, supporting scholars facing threats amidst the Bolshevik Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the Hungarian Revolution, and other periods of unrest. IIE formalized its scholar rescue activities in 2002 by establishing the Scholar Rescue Fund to ensure that emergency assistance and academic opportunities are always available to scholars whenever and wherever they may be in danger.
Especially in this moment, as we rely on epidemiologists and other public health experts to help our societies determine an appropriate response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are conscious of the essential role that scientists and scholars play in our world.
With your help, IIE-SRF can save more lives and voices of scientists and scholars. Together, we help protect each scholar’s innovative ideas and rich body of work. Sharing this valuable knowledge with colleagues, students, and the world can contribute to a better future for all of us.