Call for IIE-SRF 2022 for Threatened and Displaced Scholars (Up to $25,000)

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IIE-SRF for Threatened and Displaced Scholars

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

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. 

Since 2002, IIE-SRF has received more than 3,000 requests for assistance from scholars in over 100 countries. They have awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 984 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at 449 host partner institutions in 51 countries around the world.

Benefits

The IIE-SRF fellowship package includes the following:

  • A yearlong research and/or teaching appointment at a higher education institution in a safe location anywhere in the world;
  • A fellowship grant of up to $25,000 (most awards are eligible for renewal for a second and final year);
  • Individual health insurance coverage;
  • Funding for relocation to the host institution;
  • Professional development support through resource guides and access to academic networks; CV and cover letter review; letters of reference; career mentorship and advising on post-fellowship opportunities; and (in some cases) financial support for conference attendance and language training;
  • Opportunities through IIE-SRF or partner events, media, or other venues to share or promote the fellow’s academic work and/or speak about their home country;
  • Dedicated support from IIE-SRF and its partners – before, during, and after the fellowship.

Eligibility

  • Open to 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.

Preference is given to scholars who:

  • hold 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.

Selection Criteria

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.

Application

The required application materials include:

  • Application Form
  • Current CV or resume
  • Academic statement
  • Personal statement
  • Reference letters
  • A copy of your Ph.D. or highest degree
  • Samples of your most current research publications
  • If you have already secured a commitment from a university or other institution to host your fellowship, please provide a letter from the host indicating their intent to host, if you are awarded. Please note that this is not a requirement.

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.

Address:

Scholar Rescue Fund
Institute of International Education
One World Trade Center, 36th Floor
New York, New York 10007
USA

Fax: +1-212-205-6425

For more information, see FAQ and visit IIE-SRF.

Deadline: Unspecified

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Source: Sabonews.org

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