Professors, researchers and lecturers from any country or field may apply.
- Qualifying applicants are currently facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats.
- Professors, established researchers and other senior academics from any country, field or discipline may qualify.
- Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning.
- Applicants must demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise.
- Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.
Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.
Please download the information and application materials here .
For universities and colleges interested in hosting an SRF scholar, refer here .
Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.
How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works.
Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions ranging from 3 months to 1 calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health coverage.
Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award by providing partial salary/stipend support and/or housing, material support for researching/publications, and other in-kind assistance.
Applications are accepted at any time. For a decision by late November please apply by October 12th. Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.
The SRF Iraq Project
In 2007 SRF launched the Iraq Project in response to the crisis of higher education throughout Iraq. If you are an Iraqi scholar seeking assistance or you are a university interested in hosting an SRF Iraqi scholar, please contact SRFIRAQ@iie.org or go here .