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 download the end of fellowship report please click here