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Fellowships for threatened scholars. SRF is now accepting applications.  Please submit materials by October 12. Click below to learn more!

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Deadline: June 15 2009

By IIE Scholar Rescue Fund

SRF is pleased to announce fellowships for threatened academics whose lives and work are in danger in their home country. Professors, researchers and lecturers from any country or field may apply. We invite you to refer suitable candidates, and ask for your help in forwarding the announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.

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Official Press Release: Scholar Rescue in the Modern World


A new report by the Scholar Rescue Fund indicates that threats to scholars are chronic and widespread, offers analysis and recommendations and defines an academic oppression index

Speech of HRH Princess Ghida Talal Accepting the IIE Humanitarian Award


Read the full transcript of SRF Board Member, Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal's acceptance speech of IIE's Humanitarian Award (Photo Included)

SRF Hite Chair Speaker Series

SRF is pleased to announce the Hite Chair Speaker Series premiere event at Lafayette College in Easton, PA on February 28th

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SRF Fellowship Announcement!

Fellowships for Threatened Academics:  The application deadline is January 31 2009.  Now available in French and Spanish...

Click here for instructions and the SRF application.

Free Inquiry At Risk

By The New School for Social Research

This keynote event moderated by Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Institute featured a panel of four SRF scholars from Zimbabwe, Belarus, Ethiopia and China.  The panel discussed the causes of persecution and suppresion of academic freedom worldwide and featured comments by SRF Chair, Dr. Henry Jarecki and Director of the ACLU National Security Project, Jameel Jaffer.  It took place at the New School For Social Research on 30th in NYC.

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Call for Applications: Due SEPT. 30th

UPDATED:  We are currently accepting requests for fellowship consideration at our next selection meeting. Download the call for applications flyer here.

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The Battle Still Rages: Attacks on Academic Freedom in the 21st Century

By The Scholar Rescue Fund

Please join IIE and SRF for a special symposium at Columbia University featuring SRF scholars from...

Akin Gump -- July 2008

On July 29th, the law offices of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP hosted a luncheon to raise awareness and support for SRF’s activities.