|Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year.||Institution(s): IIE-SRF|
|Level of Study: PhD (Doctoral)||Study in: Host Partners|
Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars:
IIE-SRF is pleased to be a contributing partner of the Baden-Württemberg Fund for Persecuted Scholars, a multilateral program established in response to ever-increasing requests for assistance from persecuted scholars around the world. The Baden-Württemberg Fund supports visiting research appointments at universities and other higher education institutions within the German state of Baden-Württemberg, where scholars can continue their work in freedom and safety. Eligible scholars include professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline who are facing — or have recently fled from — immediate and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of permanent residence.
In 2002, IIE’s trustees committed to making scholar rescue a permanent part of the Institute’s work and Dr. Henry Jarecki, Dr. Henry Kaufman, and Mr. Thomas Russo founded the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF). Protecting threatened scholars and students has long been at the core of IIE’s mission since its founding in 1919. From the Bolshevik Revolution to the Hungarian Uprising, IIE has demonstrated a commitment to defending the right to freedom of thought and the pursuit of knowledge.
Specializations for studying on this opportunity:
Applicants from any discipline can apply to the fellowship
One to Two years
The IIE-SRF fellowship award includes a grant of up to US$25,000, along with individual health insurance, to support a visiting academic appointment of up to one year (renewable for a second year). The final fellowship amount is dependent upon several factors, including the location of the host institution, the cost of living, and the value of any additional contributions from the host institution of other source(s).
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES CAN APPLY!
These are eligible for IIE-SRF Ph.D Fellowship 2018:
Professors, senior researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, academic field, or discipline may qualify. Applications are reviewed for academic qualifications, the quality/potential of the applicant’s work, and the severity of the threats that the applicant faces. Preference is given to scholars who:
– are facing or have recently fled from immediate, severe, and targeted threats to their lives and/or careers in their home countries or countries of residence;
– hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field and/or who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college, or other institution of higher learning;
– demonstrate superior academic accomplishment and promise;
– will benefit their home and/or host academic communities.
Please visit official website link given at the end. However, here are important steps to avail this scholarship:
Applicants may apply directly or may have a third party submit application materials on their behalf. The required application materials include:
- Application coversheet
- Current CV or resume.
- Academic statement. Please provide a thorough statement detailing your academic and professional background and experience.
- Personal statement. Please provide a thorough statement explaining why you are applying to IIE-SRF for support.
- Two (2) academic / professional letters of reference from academic and/or professional colleagues who can speak to your research, publications, teaching, or other advanced academic experience.
- Two (2) personal letters of reference from colleagues or persons who are aware of the difficulties that you have been facing as well as your professional background. When possible, please have your referees compose their letters on official letterhead and send them to IIE-SRF directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A copy of your Ph.D. or higher degree
- Samples of your most current writing or research publications.
- A letter from an accredited institution of higher learning that may be able to host your fellowship. This is not a requirement.
Please submit all application materials via email (preferred), fax, or post.
Letters may be addressed to:
Scholar Rescue Fund
Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York, New York 10017-3580