The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) calls application for IIE-SRF Fellowship 2020 for Threatened and Displaced Scholars.
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. Since 2002 IIE-SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. The institution has awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 857 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at more than 415 host partner institutions in 46 countries around the world.
The IIE-SRF Fellowship 2020 for Threatened and Displaced Scholars award includes a grant of up to US$25,000, along with individual health insurance and relocation funding, to support a visiting academic appointment of up to one year (renewable for a second year). The final fellowship amount is dependent upon several factors, including the location of the host institution, the cost of living, and the value of any additional contributions from the host institution or other sources.
The IIE-SRF fellowship term typically ranges from 9 to 12 months. The fellowship term is ultimately determined by the needs of hosts and fellows. Fellows are eligible to apply for a renewal of the fellowship for up to one additional year of financial support.
IIE-SRF accepts applications from professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats and cannot continue their work in their home countries. Scholars from any country and in any academic field or discipline may qualify. Applicants are assessed based on academic qualifications and experience, the quality and/or potential of their work, and the urgency of the threats that they face.