FELLOWSHIPS for THREATENED SCHOLARS AROUND THE WORLD

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 over 770 scholars from 59 countries, placing them at more than 380 host partner institutions in 43 countries around the world.

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

Publications

Report

An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars

In the latest TWAS newsletter, IIE-SRF Assistant Director James King authored “An ‘Unprecedented’ Exodus of Scholars,” elaborating on the effects of war and authoritarianism on researchers, particularly in the Global South.

Read the report online »

PAUSE: Call for Applications to Host Scientists at Risk - Sept. 2018

 

September 17, 2018
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s Growing Effort to Support Yemeni Scholars
IIE Opening Minds Blog

The ongoing war in Yemen has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. With widespread violence, disease, hunger, and instability, education and scientific research have become practically unattainable. In short, Yemen is facing a higher education emergency.

September 11, 2018
Alumnus Azat Gundogan Joins Newly Enhanced Honors Program at FSU
Florida State University

Florida State University is implementing some important changes to enhance the Honors Program this fall. The program has named a new director and hired three new specialized honors faculty members, including IIE-SRF alumnus Azat Gundogan, a scholar of sociology from Turkey.

September 19, 2018
Carleton to Host "Dangerous Scholars" Panel Featuring IIE-SRF Fellows
Carleton University

On September 19th, Carleton University will host a welcome event to honor two scholars, Mustafa Bahran and Rahim Surkhi. The professors are part of the Scholars at Risk program and their appointments were arranged in partnership with IIE-SRF. The scholars will participate in a panel, "Dangerous Scholars," and will discuss their perilous journeys to Carleton and their academic backgrounds. The panel will be moderated by Emily Borzcik, senior program officer of IIE-SRF.

September 12, 2018
  • Fall Semester Issue
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee Awards Fellowships to 16 New Scholars from 9 Countries
August 15, 2018
  • Scholar Finds Safe Haven for Nuclear Physics Research
  • TWAS Publishes Article by IIE-SRF Assistant Director
  • RSVP: The New University in Exile Consortium
  • University Alliance for Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM) Launches