Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may qualify.
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Applicants may apply directly or may have a third party submit application materials on their behalf. The required application materials include:
To request an initial assessment of his /her eligibility, an applicant may first submit the application coversheet, a current CV, academic statement, and personal statement for review.
Applicants interested in the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars should indicate their interest in their application materials. In the application review process, IIE-SRF will assess each applicant’s eligibility for the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars and will engage each eligible candidate on a case-by-case basis to determine (a) the applicant’s interest in the program and (b) the likelihood of a nomination to the Baden-Württemberg Fund Selection Committee.
Please submit all application materials via email (preferred), fax, or post.
Please address all letters to:
Scholar Rescue Fund
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017-3580
Tel: (USA) +1-212-205-6486
Fax: (USA) +1-212-205-6425
Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, and qualified applications will be reviewed by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee on a quarterly basis. For consideration at the next IIE-SRF committee meeting, application materials should be submitted by late April 2017. For priority consideration for the first round of fellowships from the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars, please submit application materials no later than March 15, 2017.
Because of high demand for IIE-SRF assistance, the program is not able to grant fellowship support to all applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.
During the application process, IIE-SRF conducts a thorough review of the scholar’s application materials and may contact the applicant’s referees as well as other sources, such as independent experts on the country of origin or the particulars of the reported threat. Please note that the IIE-SRF application process may include requests for additional information regarding both the scholar’s academic background and personal situation.
Applications to IIE-SRF are considered highly confidential are not shared beyond the IIE-SRF program without the explicit permission of the applicant. All applicants considered for fellowship support are screened against a database containing the names of individuals, groups, and entities that are on major global sanctions, money laundering, and law enforcement watch lists.
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