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From Application to Placement
at a Host University
Call for Applications and Vetting
The Scholar Rescue Fund receives direct applications as well as referrals from universities,
human rights organizations and other Scholar Rescue Fund scholars. The staff carefully
reviews each request for assistance by conducting security checks and extensive
background research on eligible candidates.
Cases are developed and presented to the Scholar Rescue Fund Selection Committee, an
independent body of experts, for a financial award decision. Applicants failing to meet the
program’s eligibility criteria and those who are not selected for a fellowship are referred to
other organizations that may be better positioned to provide the assistance needed.
Partnership with a Host Institution
The Scholar Rescue Fund partners with universities, colleges and research institutions around
the world that provide matching financial awards and temporary appointments for the scholars
so that they may resume their work in safety. Scholars become integrated into a new academic
community, where they may teach courses, guest lecture, conduct original research, and
contribute to academic projects already underway at the host institution.
On-Fellowship Support to Scholar and Family
In collaboration with the host institution and other partners, the Scholar Rescue Fund
endeavors to ease the transition for scholars and their families in their host country, providing
them with direct staff support and resources to help ensure their well-being and development
for a successful fellowship and continued work in the future. If more time is needed to identify
next steps, scholars may apply for up to one additional year of fellowship support.
While the Scholar Rescue Fund’s immediate financial assistance to scholars is finite, its support
and relationship with the scholar continues beyond the fellowship period. The program also
relies on its alumni to refer colleagues in need of assistance and to make recommendations on
how to improve its operations for future scholars.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Report: The Rescue of Science and Learning
Messages and Reflections
History of Rescue
At a Glance
Iraq Scholar Rescue Project
Impact on Host Campuses
Scholars at Work
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Report: The Rescue of Science and Learning