IIE Scholar Rescue Fund
Fellowships for threatened scholars around the world
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges, funds, and supports fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide, including inside their home regions. 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. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we support is a beacon of hope in our world.
For over 100 years, IIE has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing threatened and displaced scholars with career- and life-saving support. As IIE marked its scholar rescue centennial in 2020, we recognize that the need to support academics facing threats to their lives and careers is greater than ever.
Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. Award decisions are issued at least quarterly and can be issued on an emergency basis.
How Can I Help?
Help ensure knowledge is preserved by protecting scholars’ lives, voices, and ideas.
• Refer a threatened scholar to IIE-SRF for assistance
• Host an IIE-SRF fellowship recipient at your academic institution
• Give to IIE-SRF
• Inform friends and colleagues about IIE-SRF
Since 2002, IIE-SRF has supported more than 1000 scholars from 62 countries, placing them at more than 500 host partner institutions in nearly 60 countries around the world.