For Scholars

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) provides fellowships for professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These year-long fellowships support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, IIE-SRF fellows are eligible to apply for a second and final year of fellowship support.

Since 2002 IIE-SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. We have awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 737 scholars from 58 countries, placing them at more than 375 host partner institutions in 43 countries around the world.

To read more about the IIE-SRF program (including eligibility criteria and application instructions) in Arabic, Persian, French, or Spanish, please click on the appropriate link below.

Arabic (عربي) please click here

Persian (فارسی) please click here

French (français) please click here

Spanish (Español) please click here

Turkish (Türkçe) please click here

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