2020 Scholar Rescue Fund


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.

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The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) are inviting Application for the scholar fund Fellowship 2020 . The IIE-SRF is the only global program that arranges and funds fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide.

Eligibility Criteria

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.

Please Note

  • Applicant should have a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field and have significant teaching and/or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning;
  • have an established record of published research;
  • demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise;
  • are facing or have recently fled from immediate, targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence;
  • will benefit their home and/or host academic communities

All enquiry should be directed  [email protected]

How To Apply:

All Applicant needs the following

  1. Application coversheet
  2. Current CV or resume. Please be sure your CV includes 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, etc.) including full citations with the name of publication, authors, 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, etc.).

2 Reference letter

1: Academic reference

2: professional reference

Applicant must present a copy of your Ph.D. or highest degree

All applicant must Samples of your most current research publications

All applicants must submit academic statement detailing all their academic achievement

All Applicant must submit a personal statement

Please note that all application materials submitted to IIE-SRF must be original and unique to an applicant’s particular academic background and circumstances. IIE-SRF will not accept academic or personal statements that share identical language with the statements of other applicants to IIE-SRF. Any language or background information borrowed from the internet or other outside source should be cited to credit the original source.

Applicant are to submit all application materials via email to [email protected] If you do not have access to email, you may send your materials via fax or post. Or contact the center through the address below


Scholar Rescue Fund
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017-3580

Fax: +1-212-205-6425

Application Deadline: March 2020 for June 2020 starter

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