Applications are now open for The Fellowship Program 2020 for Threatened & Displaced Scholars by The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), USA. 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.
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 857 scholars from 60 countries, placing them at more than 415 host partner institutions in 46 countries around the world.
The IIE-SRF fellowship package includes the following:
- Yearlong research and/ or teaching appointment at a higher education instituion 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 his/her home country;
- dedicated support from IIE-SRF and its partners – before, during, and after the fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
How to Apply?
Candidates need to attach the following documents while applying:
- Application Coversheet
- Current CV or resume
- Academic Statement
- Personal Statement
- Reference Letters
- A copy of your Ph.D. or highest Degree
- Sample of your most current research publications
To download the application coversheet format, click here. Candidates are requested to submit all application materials via email to email@example.com. The last date to apply is June 29, 2020.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details, click here.
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