Call for Nominations/Grant Applications
The American Psychological Foundation’s (APF) Culbertson Travel grant supports women from developing countries who are in the early stages of their careers by providing travel funds to attend international regional conferences in psychology. Recipients of the grant also receive a two-year affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association.
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) provides fellowships for established scholars whose lives and work are threatened in their home countries. These fellowships permit professors, researchers and other senior academics 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. During the fellowship, conditions in a scholar’s home country may improve, permitting safe return; if safe return is not possible, the scholar may use the fellowship period to identify a longer-term opportunity.
How the Scholar Rescue Fund Works:
- Professors, established researchers and other senior academics 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 extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning; 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 encouraged.
- Fellowship recipients are expected to resume their teaching, lecturing, research, writing and publishing at an academic institution outside the region of threat.
- Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions ranging from 3 months to one calendar year. The maximum award is US $20,000, plus health insurance.
- Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award through partial salary/stipend support, research materials, medical insurance, and other in-kind assistance.
- Applications are accepted at any time. Emergency applications receive urgent consideration. Non-emergency applications will be considered according to the following schedule:
Spring 2008: Application received by April 1; decision by June 1.
To apply, please download the information and application materials from: http://www.iie.org/programs/srf/apply.htm.
For universities and colleges interested in hosting an SRF scholar, please visit: http://www.iie.org/programs/srf/host.htm.
We welcome your questions and comments. Please contact us at:
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
809 U.N. Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Tel: (USA) 1-212-984-5486
Fax: (USA) 1-212-984-5353
*If you are a scholar from Iraq, or seeking support on behalf of an Iraqi scholar, please direct all questions or queries to the telephone number above or write directly to the Iraq Scholar Rescue Fund at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Kindly include “SRF Iraq Project” in the subject line.