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Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund in the United States, 2020

Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce the IIE-SRF Fellowship for the academic session 2020-21.

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.



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The Institute of International Education is a 501 organization which focuses on International Student Exchange and Aid, Foreign Affairs, and International Peace and Security.


  • Applications Deadline: January 6, 2020
  • Course Level: The grant is open to pursuing a research degree program.
  • Study Subject: The sponsorship will be awarded in any academic field or discipline.
  • Award:$25,000USD
  • Nationality: Internationally
  • Number of Awards: Not Known
  • The award can be taken in the United States


To be eligible, the applicants must be following all the given criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: The studentships are available to students from all around the world.
  • Entrance Requirements: Preference is given to scholars who:
  • hold a PhD 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

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Scholars can apply by sending the required application materials to us directly at [email protected]

The required application materials include:

  • Application coversheet
  • Current CV or resume.
  • Application coversheet
  • Personal statement.
  • Reference letters.
  • copy of your PhD or highest degree.
  • Samples of your most current research publications.


The IIE-SRF fellowship award includes a grant of up to US$25,000, along with individual health insurance and relocation funding, to support a visiting academic appointment of up to one year (renewable for a second year).

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