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Call for Applications: Due July 29

By Scholar Rescue Fund

Fellowship Announcement:  Applications due January 25, 2013
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The Institute of International Education's (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for scholars facing threats to their lives and or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world.

Since IIE-SRF's founding in 2002, the program has

Who can apply:
Professors, researchers, and lecturers from any country or field may apply.  Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.    

    • Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
    • Professors, established researchers, and other senior academics from any country, field, or discipline may qualify.
    • Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field, who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning.
    • We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups.

Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

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To host a SRF scholar

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How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works:
Fellowships support visiting academic positions ranging from three months to one calendar year with the possibility of a second year renewal.  Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage.
Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees.  In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for researching/publications, and other in-kind assistance. 


Applications are accepted at any time.
For a decision by late-August please apply by July 29, 2011. 

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