Featured PSA Partners

PSA partners provide the services listed above. Featured below are several key partners that support scholars' career advancement and professional development. For a full list of partners, please contact IIE-SRF.

Global Young Academy

The Global Young Academy (GYA), an international organization that aims to bring together young scientists to solve global problems and policy issues, is helping to support at-risk scholars. Through partnerships with IIE-SRF and other initiatives that assist threatened and displaced academics, GYA is offering peer mentorship to early-career scholars impacted by conflict and persecution. As of Spring 2018, GYA has matched 14 young scientists with global mentors, and plans additional pairings. Read more about GYA's work with IIE-SRF here.

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) 

On May 10, 2018, PSA and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) announced a formal partnership to offer indispensable services, tools, and information, and through this partnership they aim to develop new services to assist internationally educated professionals and displaced scholars to reestablish their careers in exile. ICTC is a Canadian not-for-profit sector council that strives to create a diverse, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC forges partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada's position as a leader in the global marketplace. ICTC launched the Canada Readiness Tool, the most robust tool developed to date to help internationally educated ICT professionals from around the world integrate more effectively into the workforce.

Talent Beyond Boundaries

Talent Beyond Boundaries is the only organization in the world connecting refugees to international job opportunities, opening labor mobility as a complementary solution to traditional refugee resettlement. War and conflict have forced millions of skilled people to find refuge in places where they are unable to work legally. At the same time, employers around the world are searching for skilled workers. The pathways that Talent Beyond Boundaries is establishing allow refugees to find stability and employers to gain new talent, while reducing the number of dependents on aid.

Upwardly Global

Upwardly Global trains recent immigrants and refugees to adapt their educations, skills, and professional careers abroad into the US workforce. They partner with employers to help them leverage their talent pool, and to create more inclusive hiring practices and workplaces. Upwardly Global collaborates with individuals and partner organizations to help newcomers succeed in their workplaces and communities. With locations in four major US cities, Upwardly Global has access to major job markets and urban communities.

Community Building Art Works (CBAW)

Community Building Art Works (CBAW) is a charitable organization that builds healthy and connected communities where veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding, and support. Their combination of arts programs for veterans and community-building events and services has reached thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family members in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In September 2018 IIE-SRF, through the Partnerships for Scholar Advancement initiative, partnered with Community Building Art Works to connect IIE-SRF fellows and alumni with their local community and create a space for introspection, communication, and connection.

PSA is actively seeking new partners, both organizations and individuals, who can assist IIE‐SRF fellows. Joining PSA as a Commitment Partner represents an important opportunity to impact the life of a displaced scholar as she or he seeks to reintegrate into an unfamiliar academic community and job market.

For potential partners seeking more information, please contact srf@iie.org.