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Call for Applications: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

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Application Deadline: October 21, 2011

The IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is pleased to announce a call for applications for threatened academics whose lives or work are in danger in their home countries. Fellowships support temporary academic positions at safe universities and colleges anywhere in the world.

Who Can Apply
Professors, researchers, and lecturers from any country or field 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
  • Professors, established researchers, and other senior academics from any country, field, or discipline
  • 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
  • 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.

To Apply
Please download the application materials from: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-scholars.php

To Host a SRF Scholar
Please visit: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php
Contact SRF@iie.org for questions.

How the Scholar Rescue Fund Works

Fellowships support visiting academic positions for up to one calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health insurance coverage.

Fellowships are disbursed through dedicated host academic institutions, which provide direct support and a safe haven for SRF 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.

For a decision by the end of November, please submit application materials by October 21, 2011.

Applications are accepted at any time and can be considered on an emergency basis.
Visit www.scholarrescuefund.org for more details.


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