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Under IIE-SRF’s Iraq Scholar Rescue Project, Iraqi fellows were able to apply for several opportunities, in addition to their fellowship grant. The scholar was eligible to apply for these benefits once s/he commenced the fellowship on a host campus. Program alumni were also able to apply for these benefits.

Language Training

Iraqi grantees were eligible to take group courses at English language or other key language institutes.

Conference Attendance

IIE-SRF had funding available for scholars to attend and/or present research at academic conferences.

Support for Publications

Scholars who had documented expenses for the publication of books or papers in scientific/academic journals were eligible to receive up to $750 per calendar year as reimbursement for relevant costs, provided that the published material was original and of a high academic standard. 

Academic Association Memberships

Scholars were entitled to a maximum of $500 to support membership fees for academic associations.

Journal Subscriptions

Scholars wishing to subscribe to an academic/scientific journal in their field of study were each eligible for up to $300 towards this cost.

Repatriation Travel to Iraq

Scholars who wished to return to Iraq after completing the IIE-SRF fellowship were eligible to request a repatriation travel grant to assist with the cost of travel back to Iraq.

Additional Opportunity for Scholars Who Returned to Iraq

Academic Tours in Iraq

Scholars could take advantage of additional funding for academic tours in Iraq. The grant amount varied based on the length and scope of the project, and was used to support giving lectures or workshops at Iraqi universities and academic institutions. 

Returnee Training (R)

Scholars could take advantage of additional funding for short-term training. The grant amount varied based on the length and scope of the project, and was used to support participation in short to mid-term professional trainings outside Iraq.