Dec 18, 2009

CfA: Fellowships for Threatened Scholars

Fellowship Announcement: Applications due January 15 2009

Dear Friends of the Scholar Rescue Fund,

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

Who can apply:

Professors, researchers and lecturers from any country or field may apply. We invite you to refer eligible candidates and ask for your help in forwarding 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 may qualify.
* 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.
* Applicants must demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise.
* Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

*Students or professionals seeking funding to pursue academic studies or training are not eligible.

To apply:

Please download the information and application materials from:

For universities and colleges interested in hosting an SRF scholar:

Contact for questions.

How The Scholar Rescue Fund Works:

Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions ranging from 3 months to 1 calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health coverage.

Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of 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.

Applications are accepted at any time.

For a decision by early March please apply by January 15.

Visit www.scholarrescuefu for more details.

SRF Iraq Project

In 2007 SRF launched the Iraq Project in response to the crisis of violence affecting higher education throughout Iraq. If you are an Iraqi scholar seeking assistance or you are a university representative interested in hosting an SRF Iraqi scholar, please contact SRFIraq@iie. org or visit

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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