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Since 2003, hundreds of Iraqi scholars have been killed, specifically targeted by various factions and militias intent on destroying the intellectual capital of Iraq. Untold thousands have been threatened and forced to flee while others are trapped in the country, unable to teach, conduct research, or carry out productive academic work.

In response to one of the greatest academic crises of our time, the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) launched the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project. This project has assisted more than 250 of Iraq’s most senior and threatened academics in a wide range of academic disciplines – through temporary academic positions at universities, colleges and other institutions of higher learning in the Middle East and North African regions. (Some exceptions may be considered for university positions in other world regions.) In doing so, the Scholar Rescue Fund hopes to contribute to the preservation of Iraq’s vital intellectual capital and ensure that, when conditions permit, these scholars will be able to return home to rebuild their once flourishing academic communities.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) invites qualifying Iraqi scholars or their nominators to apply to the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project.

To download a one-page information document on the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project please click here


Iraqi academics, established researchers and professors in any academic field or discipline may apply. Scholars are selected for fellowship support based on (i) the quality and extent of their academic experience and (ii) the urgency of the threats they face.

Preferences will be given to scholars:

  • with a Ph.D. or equivalent in their field;
  • who have been employed in advanced academic activities at a university, college or other higher learning institution;
  • who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in Iraq and in the host country; and
  • who have published in their academic field.

Applications from female scholars and scholars who are members of ethnic, cultural or religious minority groups, or those otherwise underrepresented in their field, are encouraged.

Scholars currently residing in and those recently departed from Iraq may be considered. However, the length of an individual’s time outside the area of danger may be a factor in the decision to award or decline a request for fellowship support.

The Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) Iraq Scholar Rescue Project provides fellowship assistance to enable established scholars facing urgent security concerns in Iraq to resume their academic activities in safety. After fellowship awards are announced, Scholar Rescue Fund staff assist scholar-grantees to find temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning in the Middle East and North Africa region. (Some exceptions may be considered for university positions in other world regions.) Scholar-grantees are expected to teach, research or publish at host institutions. While pursuing their academic work, scholar-grantees are expected to continue to educate Iraqi students within and outside of Iraq.

SRF fellowship funding provides assistance for initial relocation to the host institution, as well as a living stipend for a one-year period. Fellowships may be renewed for a second and final year. Fellowship awards are issued in three installments directly to the scholar upon arrival at the host institution. Fellowship payments are contingent upon confirmation of the scholar’s continued fulfillment of the fellowship requirements and all obligations agreed upon between the scholar and the host institution.

To download a one-page information document on the Iraq Scholar Rescue Project please click here

Forms for SRF Iraq Scholars

To download the mid-term report please click here

To downlad the end of fellowship report please click here

Partner Organizations

IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund fellowships would not be possible without the support of our valued partner organizations and host institutions. Please contact SRF directly if your organization or institution would like to learn more about getting involved. Write to us at

Partner Organizations


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