Commitment to Action

Emergency Funds for Syrian Students and Scholars

Commitment by

Institute Of International Education

In 2012, the Institute of International Education (IIE) committed to coordinating $5 million in emergency support to enable Syrian students and scholars to continue their academic work. While humanitarian efforts to provide services to displaced Syrians are underway, there are very few resources or coordinated programs to assist Syrian students and scholars at the tertiary level, which is extremely detrimental to the future of Syria. In partnership with Jusoor, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and EducationUSA-Syria, the IIE will take a leadership role in the provision of fellowships to up to 15 threatened Syrian academics through the Scholar Rescue Fund and offer emergency student funding to up to 100 Syrian students whose education has been interrupted. The Illinois Institute of Technology will commit to 50 scholarships for Syrian students and the partners will work together to ask universities around the world to provide an additional fifty scholarships for Syrian students.

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Commitment

Emergency Funds for Syrian Students and Scholars

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$5,000,000

Region

Northern America, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Canada, FRANCE, HUNGARY, LEBANON, MEXICO, Syria, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, United States

Commitment by

Institute Of International Education

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Illinois Institute of Technology, EducationUSA Syria, Jusoor