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A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

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. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we support is a beacon of hope in our world.

Building upon IIE's century-long legacy of assisting students and scholars under threat, IIE-SRF has since 2002 supported over 820 scholars from 59 countries in partnership with 400 host institutions in 45 countries.

Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time.

Publications

"Scholar Perspectives" in 2019 AACRAO Report

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) released its 2019 report, drawing on expertise across sectors to make recommendations for the integration of displaced students and scholars into higher education. In their article “Scholar Perspectives,” co-authors Dr. Chelsea Blackburn Cohen of Scholars at Risk and IIE-SRF Director James R. King explore the issues of academic freedom and higher education emergencies, sharing best practices for supporting displaced and threatened scholars.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • Dr. Barakatullo Ashurov of Tajikistan named this year's IIE-SRF Beau Biden Chair

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

  • Q&A with Host Partner Dr. Jason Hecht, Cornell University
  • Nature article features IIE-SRF Fellow from Yemen
  • IIE-SRF Chairman named Chair of Rutgers Board of Governors
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee approves 14 new scholars from 9 countries

July 10, 2019

All young talent deserves the opportunity to shine

Arab News

A number of projects have looked into the reality of higher education for Syrians who have had to leave their homes since 2011. The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund has since dedicated special efforts to supporting Syrian scholars, and has established a number of collaborations that have so far sent 106 of them to 80 institutions in 14 countries.

June 25, 2019

Mark Angelson Elected Chair of Rutgers Board of Governors

Rutgers Today

Mark Angelson, Chairman of IIE-SRF and Vice Chairman of IIE, was elected as the Chair of the Rutgers Board of Governors. He will assume his new role on July 1, 2019. A Rutgers College and Rutgers Law School alumnus, Angelson is also a member of Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Rutgers University is one of IIE-SRF’s leading partners. Since 2013, it has hosted eight IIE-SRF Fellows from six countries at its New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses.