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- 2005 Fellowships for threatened scholars
Education and Academic Rights (NEAR)
August 23, 2004
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:
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 strongly
* 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 $20,000.
* Applications are
accepted at any time. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration.
Non-emergency applications will be considered according to the following
Fall 2004: Applications
received by September 1; decision by November 1.
Applications received by January 1; decision by March 1.
Applications received by April 1; decision by June 1.
How to apply:
link to download the application: 2004-05 SRF Deadlines Application apply
or to learn how your institution might host an SRF scholar
For more information
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
809 U.N. Plaza, Second Floor New York,
New York 10017
Tel: (USA) 1-212-984-5472
Fax: (USA) 1-212-984-5401
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