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Threatened and Displaced Scholars Initiative

The Wilson Center's new Threatened and Displaced Scholars Initiative offers residential fellowships to foreign scholars who face threats to their lives or their careers in their home countries. The new program seeks to provide a temporary institutional base for scholars who face threats because their research and actions have challenged their countries’ authoritarian regimes or because their countries face ongoing conflicts.

The Center is partnering on this initiative with the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), which arranges, co-funds, and supports fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. For additional information about the IIE-SRF program and its eligibility criteria visit: