A Legacy of Rescue. A Beacon of Hope
The IIE-Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) saves the lives, voices, and ideas of threatened scholars around the world by providing fellowships and safe academic environments. SRF achieves this y providing academic fellowships to professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats in their home countries. These yearlong fellowships support visiting appointments at partnering higher education institutions anywhere in the world that allow the scholars to continue their work in safety. In most cases, IIE-SRF fellows are eligible to apply for a second year of fellowship support.
IIE-SRF formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for over 90 years to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. 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.
Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. Award decisions are issued at least quarterly and can also be issued on an emergency basis.Apply
How Can I Help?
Save a life and protect the world's great minds now and for future generations.
• Refer a threatened scholar to IIE-SRF for assistance
• Host an IIE-SRF fellowship recipient at your academic institution
• Give to the Save a Scholar campaign
• Inform friends and colleagues about IIE-SRF
Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted approximately 700 scholars from 56 countries, placing them at over 360 host partner institutions in 42 countries.Learn more
Finland recently welcomed its first 3 scholars. Read more about the IIE-SRF & @EDUFI_HigherEd partnership: https://t.co/QKNc6h9bk6
Botswana becomes the 66th country to endorse the #SafeSchoolsDeclaration. @GCPEAtweets https://t.co/UNgIegQlvQ
Report from @TWASnews calls for initiatives to support integration of refugee scientists, engineers & doctors: https://t.co/sQAVMeGbRX
"I have to be strong. I want to be strong." - IIE-SRF Yemeni scholar shares her incredible story with @NPR https://t.co/a3UC9cQWIp
IIE-SRF & @EDUFI_HigherEd partner to bring a Syrian scholar to @UniTurku: https://t.co/VDZuC6XBAW