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 more than 900 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at over 430 host partner institutions in 50 countries around the world.

To read more about the IIE-SRF program (including eligibility criteria and application instructions) in Arabic, Persian, French, Spanish, or Turkish, please click on the appropriate link below.