2005-2006 FELLOWSHIPS FOR THREATENED
Following please find an announcement concerning
new fellowships for threatened scholars. Scholars
from any country and any field may qualify. We
invite you to nominate suitable candidates, and
ask for your help in forwarding the announcement
to any academic colleagues who may be
interested. We are especially eager to identify
candidates still facing threats in their home
country/region, who may not be aware of the
At the same time, we invite participation from
universities and colleges that might be willing to
host fellowship recipients. We are especially
eager to identify universities and colleges outside
of the US, especially French, Spanish and
Russian language institutions.
Thanks for your help,
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2005-2006 FELLOWSHIPS
FOR THREATENED SCHOLARS
Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
The Institute of International Education's Scholar
Rescue Fund provides fellowships for scholars
whose lives and work are threatened in their
home countries. These fellowships permit scholars
to find temporary refuge at universities and
colleges anywhere in the world, enabling them to
pursue their academic work and to continue to
share their knowledge with students, colleagues,
and the community at large. When conditions
improve, these scholars will return home to help
rebuild universities and societies ravaged by fear,
conflict and repression.
How the Scholar Rescue Fund Works:
* Academics, researchers and independent
scholars 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 been employed in scholarly activities at a
university, college or other institution of higher
learning during the last four years (excluding
displacement or prohibition); who demonstrate
superior academic accomplishment or promise;
and whose selection is likely to benefit the
academic community in the home and/or host
country or region. Applications from female
scholars and under-represented groups are
* Universities, colleges and research centers in
any country may apply to serve as hosts.
* Applications and nominations should be made to
the Fund's Selection Committee. Institutions
interested in hosting a particular scholar should
submit a letter with the scholar's application.
Fellowships are awarded to institutions for support
of specific individuals, to be matched in most
cases by the institution or third-party. Fellowship
recipients are expected to continue their work in
safety at the host institution-teaching, lecturing,
conducting research, writing and publishing.
Fellowships from 3 months to one calendar year
will be considered with up to 25 fellowships
awarded annually. The maximum award is US
* Applications are accepted at any time.
Emergency applications receive urgent
consideration. Non-emergency applications will be
considered according to the following schedule:
Fall 2005: Applications received by September 1;
decision by November 1.
Winter 2006: Applications received by January 1;
decision by March 1.
Spring 2006: Applications received by April 1;
decision by June 1.
To apply, please download the information and
application materials from:
For additional information and to learn how your
institution might host an SRF scholar, contact:
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