Host a Scholar
The SRF Iraq Scholar Rescue Project invites partners to join our efforts to preserve Iraq's vital intellectual capital. Most importantly, we are seeking universities that will welcome professors and senior academics from Iraq to join their faculties to teach, research and/or complete on-going publications. We also expect scholars to participate in distance education programs so that they may continue to contribute to students and faculty still in Iraq. When conditions allow, scholars are expected to return home to help rebuild universities and societies destroyed by conflict. If safe return is not possible by the fellowship's completion, the scholar may use the fellowship period to identify a longer-term opportunity.
Host institutions may be identified by
- SRF staff
- Scholars, before or after a fellowship is awarded, or
- Institutions themselves when they nominate a scholar or express interest in hosting a scholar.
Contact SRF and Become a Host:
Review the List of Scholars Seeking Academic Positions
View the list of scholar-grantees who are currently seeking an academic position. Specific, identifying information has been removed from each scholar profile for the purpose of confidentiality. Upon request, SRF will forward additional information such as a scholar's CV, letters of reference, publication samples and language proficiency.
Nominate a scholar
Universities, colleges and research institutions wishing to host a threatened scholar may nominate a scholar and/or apply jointly with specific candidates. Like all applications, joint applications from an institution and a nominated scholar will be evaluated based on the candidate's academic qualifications, the quality and potential of the candidate's work, and the urgency of the threats faced, as well as the level and nature of additional direct or in-kind support from the host institution.
For more information or to inquire about a particular scholar: