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A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we support is a beacon of hope in our world.

Building upon IIE's century-long legacy of assisting students and scholars under threat, IIE-SRF has since 2002 supported 844 scholars from 59 countries in partnership with 414 host institutions in 46 countries.

Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

  • New partnership with the Middle East Studies Association's Global Academy
  • Q&A with IIE-SRF Partnerships for Scholar Advancement (PSA) advisors: Florence Chaverneff and Sloka Iyengar
  • Fellow from Manipur, India featured in IIE's centennial video
  • Four first-time host institutions welcomed IIE-SRF fellows in fall 2019

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • Scholars Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Mohammed Muharram of Yemen
  • Alumnus Alfred Brownell of Liberia delivers keynote address at AAAS Science, Technology and Human Rights Conference
  • Seven fellows and alumni accept post-fellowship positions

November 25, 2019

Displaced youth find place on Vassar campus

The Miscellany News

This article shares Vassar College's efforts to support threatened and displaced academics and students. Vassar became an IIE-SRF host partner for the first time in October 2019, welcoming to campus an IIE-SRF scholar of microbiology from Nigeria.

August 29, 2019

Dr. Barakatullo Ashurov of Tajikistan named this year’s IIE-SRF Beau Biden Scholar

Linguist and historian Dr. Barakatullo Ashurov of Tajikistan has been named the 2019 IIE-SRF Beau Biden Scholar. This distinction is awarded annually to an IIE-SRF Fellow who embodies the legacy of Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, in pursuing justice and safeguarding vulnerable populations.