IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship 2018

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IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship 2018

Institute of International Education is now inviting applications for the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowship. The fellowship is open for professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline.

These year-long fellowships support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety. The IIE-SRF fellowship award includes a grant of up to US$25,000.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline may qualify.
  • Applications are reviewed for academic qualifications, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces.
  • Preference is given to scholars who:
    • are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence;
    • hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field and/or who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning;
    • demonstrate superior academic accomplishment and promise;
    • Will benefit their home and/or host academic communities.
  • They encourage applications from women and members of ethnic, racial, cultural, or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their fields.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To complete your application, download the application form and submit with required documents by email to srf@iie.org.

Submit all application materials via email (preferred), fax, or post. Letters may be addressed 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


  • IIE-SRF does not grant fellowships to students seeking to continue their studies, including Ph.D. study, or to complete an academic training program.
  • Current CV or resume. Include the following information :
    • Academic degrees (degree-granting institution, field, and date of degree award)
    • Current position (location, dates of employment, professional title, and responsibilities)
    • Previous academic positions (in chronological order, including location, dates of employment, professional title, and responsibilities)
    • A detailed list of your academic publications (journal articles, books, chapters, exhibitions) including full citations with the name of publication, the title of work, date of publication, and page numbers, if possible.
    • Other relevant academic work (including supervision of master’s and Ph.D. theses, conference presentations, grants/ honors/awards, professional affiliations).
  • Academic statement.
  • Personal statement.
  • Two (2) academic/professional letters of reference from academic and/or professional colleagues who can speak to your research, publications, teaching, or other advanced academic experience.
  • Two (2) personal letters of reference from colleagues or persons who are aware of your situation and the difficulties that you have been facing. These letters can be combined with the academic/professional
  • A copy of your Ph.D. certificate or other highest degree.
  • Samples of your most current writing or research publications.
  • A scanned copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • A letter from a university, college, or other academic institution that may be able to host your fellowship, if available. This is not a requirement.
  • Note that IIE-SRF typically works with grantees to identify appropriate host institutions.


  • The IIE-SRF fellowship award includes a grant of up to US$25,000, along with
  • Individual health insurance, to support a visiting academic appointment of up to one year (renewable for a second year).

Application Deadline:

The deadline is November 5, 2018.

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