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Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund

Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund

Deadline: 1 July 2019
Open to: professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline may qualify
Benefits: year-long fellowships of 25,000USD

Description

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. Applications are reviewed for academic qualifications, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces.

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 807 scholars from 59 countries, placing them at nearly 400 host partner institutions in 44 countries around the world.

Eligibility

Professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline that have been displaced or had their life threatened. Preference is given to scholars who:

  • are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence;
  • hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field and/or who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning;
  • demonstrate superior academic accomplishment and promise;
  • will benefit their home and/or host academic communities.

Benefits

Year-long fellowships of 25,000USD support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety.

How to apply?

In order to apply, please click here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

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