The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (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 institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows 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.
Since 2002 IIE-SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. We have awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 760 scholars from 58 countries, placing them at over 380 host partner institutions in 43 countries around the world.
To read more about the IIE-SRF program (including eligibility criteria and application instructions) in Arabic, Persian, French, or Spanish, please click on the appropriate link below.
- Arabic (عربي) please click here
- Persian (فارسی) please click here
- French (français) please click here
- Spanish (Español) please click here
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