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A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for nearly a century to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world.

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted 653 scholars from 55 countries, placing them at over 350 host partner institutions in 41 countries around the world.

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


Forum Magazine: Internationalization in a Conflicted World

European Association for International Education  |  April 13, 2016

Featuring an article from IIE-SRF.

Read the report online »

September 16, 2016
Fellowship Brings Syrian Scholar to Harvey Mudd
Harvey Mudd College

A world-class, high-tech researcher, Ahmad Adib Sha’ar made his way from Aleppo, Syria, to the United States with his wife and children after the Syrian civil war erupted. He was assisted by the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, which supports visiting scholars from war-torn areas. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Sha’ar will be able to continue his beneficial research while serving as a visiting professor at Harvey Mudd College.

September 16, 2016
Can Syria's Refugee College Students And Professors Reboot Their Classrooms In Chaos?

The Jamiya Project is an ambitious blended learning program that aims to help refugees pursue their college dreams.

The course will follow the curriculum of and—significantly, be accredited by—Gothenburg University in Sweden, though Jamiya is still awaiting approval to allow its credits to be transferable to other schools. The accreditation piece is crucial, according to James King, assistant director of the Scholar Rescue Fund at the New York-based Institute of International Education. Though still valuable regardless, the majority of online course offerings have not been able to offer students courses that count toward a degree, he notes.

August 2, 2016
UNTITLED - Christie's Auction to Support IIE-SRF

IIE is pleased to announce that leading art business Christie's is partnering with the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund for its forthcoming auction, UNTITLED.
Online Auction: July 28 - August 11

The online auction will offer more than 60 works of art that display the diversity and creativity of form and motif, from sculpture to contemporary art works, including pieces by IIE Scholar Rescue Fund artists from Ethiopia, Iraq, and Syria. With estimates starting at $200, the sale will offer a unique opportunity for new and seasoned collectors to purchase works of outstanding quality and to support the work of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund.

Register for the online auction here

Reception & Live Auction: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 6:00 p.m.
Remarks by IIE President and CEO Allan Goodman
Christie's New York Salesrooms & Offices
20 Rockefeller Plaza, Galleries I-V, New York City
Please RSVP by July 29 to attend the reception in New York.

Commissions from sales will go to support the work of the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund.


September 15, 2016
  • IIE-SRF Fellow Innovates to Improve Wheelchair Mobility
  • “After IIE-SRF”: Alumni Profiles
  • 58 IIE-SRF Fellows Start the New Semester in 13 countries
August 25, 2016
  • My Art is My Home - Alef Magazine Interview
  • Syrian Alumna in Al-Fanar Media
  • Christie’s Hosts IIE-SRF Reception
  • Henry Jarecki Receives Major Honor