For Scholars

Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars: Accepting Applications

IIE-SRF is pleased to be a contributing partner of the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars, a multilateral program established in response to ever-increasing requests for assistance from persecuted scholars around the world. The Baden-Württemberg Fund supports visiting research appointments at universities and other higher education institutions within the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where scholars can continue their work in freedom and safety.  Eligible scholars include professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline who are facing -- or have recently fled from -- immediate and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of permanent residence.

In order to be considered for this initiative, eligible scholars must apply directly to IIE-SRF by submitting the IIE-SRF application materials, noting their interest in the Baden-Württemberg program. The Baden-Württemberg Fund Selection Committee, comprised of German and U.S. representatives, will select all final candidates. Fellowships will be for one year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with semiannual deadlines for selection. 

This program is set up as a public-private partnership involving the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation, and the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. Fellowships will be co-funded by contributions from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation.  The program will be coordinated with the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s global programming, as well as with other efforts to assist threatened academics.