Application & Process
Candidates may apply directly or be nominated by a third-party. Each application undergoes a comprehensive screening process. Applications which meet the eligibility criteria are submitted to the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project Selection Committee for final selection. The Selection Committee – comprised of academics and leaders in both business and non-governmental organizations – meets four times per year: in February, May, September and November. Applications and nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year.
To be considered for a SRF Iraq Scholar Rescue Project fellowship, please submit the following forms and accompanying information by email (preferred), fax or postal mail:
If you are unable to download the application form, please write to SRFIraq@iie.org to request the form in an alternative format.
A copy of your most up-to-date CV , which should include the following information:
- Current position (location, dates of tenure, professional title & responsibilities);
- Previous positions (in chronological order: location, dates of tenure, professional title & responsibilities);
- All of your publications (journal articles, books, chapters) including the name of publication, title of work and date of publication;
- Other relevant academic work (including supervision of Master's and Ph.D. theses, conference presentations, grants/honors/awards, professional affiliations).
If possible, please also submit the following information:
Two (2) academic/professional letters of reference. Letters from academic and/or professional colleagues who can speak to your research, publications, teaching or other advanced academic experience.
- Two (2) personal letters of reference. Letters from colleagues or persons who are aware of the difficulties that you have been facing as well as your professional background. Letters from colleagues both inside and outside of your home country are helpful. These letters can be combined with an academic/professional reference.
**Please address all letters to the SRF Iraq Scholar Rescue Project