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Call For Applications: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Fellowship Announcement:  Applications due October 4, 2010 - Apply Now -

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for threatened academics whose lives and work are in danger in their home countries.  Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world.

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.

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How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works:

Fellowships support visiting academic positions ranging from three months to one calendar year.  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 mid-November please apply by October 4, 2010. 
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