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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 833 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, October 24, 2019

  • IIE-SRF and Philadelphia University in Jordan celebrate 10+ years of partnership
  • Partnerships for Scholar Advancement (PSA) partners support scholars' career advancement and professional development
  • Eight first-time host institutions welcomed IIE-SRF fellows in summer 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

  • Fall Semester issue
  • IIE-SRF Selection Committee awards fellowships to 12 new scholars from 6 countries

September 3, 2019

Biochemistry in a conflict zone


Yemeni biochemist Eqbal Dauqan conducted research while bombs dropped during the country’s 2015 civil war. Support from IIE-SRF and Scholars at Risk led her to a career in Europe.

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.