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FELLOWSHIPS FOR THREATENED SCHOLARS FROM IRAQ

The Institute of International Education is inviting applications for its new Iraq Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) fellowships, which provides scholars from Iraq whose lives and work are threatened with a temporary refuge at universities and colleges around the world.

Fellows are expected to teach, research, write and publish at a host institution, and help the Institute continue educating Iraqi students both within and outside of Iraq. When conditions improve, scholars are expected to return home to help rebuild universities and societies destroyed by conflict.

Academics, established researchers and professors from Iraq in any field or discipline may apply. Preferences will be given to scholars with a Ph.D. or equivalent in their field; who have been employed in academic activities at a university, college or other higher learning institution during the past four years; who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in Iraq and in the host country. Female scholars are encouraged to apply.

Fellowships will be awarded for up to two years, including a living stipend and relocation expenses for scholars and their families.

To apply for a fellowship or to find out more in potentially hosting an SRF Iraq fellow, contact: IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships, 809 U.N. Plaza, Second Floor, New York, New York 10017, or email: [email protected] with SRF Iraq Project in the subject line, or see: http://www.iie.org/SRF

(31 July 2007)

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