Call For Applications: Fellowships For Threatened Scholars


Call For Applications: Fellowships For Threatened Scholars

The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications from scholars facing threats to their lives or academic work. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities and other research institutions outside their home countries anywhere in the world. Deadline for applications: January 25, 2013.

Since IIE-SRF’s founding in 2002, the program has provided academic fellowships to nearly 500 scholars from 48 countries, placing them at over 250 host partner institutions in 40 countries.

Who can apply:

Professors, researchers and public intellectuals from any country, field or discipline may apply. Please refer eligible candidates and forward this announcement to any academic colleagues who may be interested.

  • Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
  • Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field and who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning.
  • We strongly encourage applications from female scholars and under-represented groups. 

Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.  

Information on eligibility and criteria can be found here.  

To apply:   

Please download the application materials from: (outreach messages are available in Arabic, French, Persian and Spanish)      

To nominate a threatened scholar:  IIE-SRF accepts referrals and applications from third-party nominators who know of a threatened scholar’s need for assistance.

Please contact SRF(at) for details.

To host a IIE-SRF scholar: Please visit:      

Contact for questions.

Article License: Copyright – Article License Holder: The Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF)


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