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Call for Applications and Host Institutions, Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund®

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    A legacy of rescue. A beacon of hope.

    The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund® (IIE-SRF) formalizes an unwavering commitment that IIE has demonstrated for nearly a century to preserve the lives, voices, and ideas of scholars around the globe. IIE-SRF fellowships support visiting appointments for threatened scholars to continue their work in safety at partnering academic institutions worldwide. At the heart of IIE-SRF is the idea that each scholar we help who continues his or her work in safety is a beacon of hope in our world.

    Since 2002, IIE-SRF has assisted 710 scholars from 56 countries, placing them at more than 370 host partner institutions in 43 countries around the world.

    Together we can make a difference. One life, one voice, one idea at a time.

    IIE-SRF Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
    IIE-SRF is now accepting applications from qualified scholars facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at colleges, universities, and other research institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year, and qualified applications will be reviewed by the IIE-SRF Selection Committee on a quarterly basis. For consideration in September 2017, application materials must be submitted by Monday, July 31, 2017. Because of high demand for IIE-SRF assistance, the program is not able to grant fellowship support to all applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements.

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    Baden-Württenberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars: Accepting Applications

    The Scholar Rescue Fund is pleased to be a contributing partner of the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars, a multilateral program established in response to ever-increasing requests for assistance from persecuted scholars around the world.  The Baden-Württemberg Fund supports visiting research appointments at universities and other higher education institutions within the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where scholars can continue their work in freedom and safety.  Eligible scholars include professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline who are facing — or have recently fled from — immediate and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of permanent residence.

    In order to be considered for this initiative, eligible scholars must apply directly to the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund by submitting the Scholar Rescue Fund application materials, noting their interest in the Baden-Württemberg program.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The Baden-Württemberg Fund Selection Committee, comprised of German and U.S. representatives, will select all final candidates. Fellowships will be for one year, with the possibility of a one-year renewal.
    This program is set up as a public-private partnership involving the Ministry of Science, Research, and Arts of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation, and the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund. Fellowships will be co-funded by contributions from the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and the Max Jarecki Heidelberg Foundation.  The program will be coordinated with the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund’s global programming, as well as with other efforts to assist threatened academics.
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