The programme is open to scholars resident in any country fulfilling the programme's eligibility criteria.
In Finland the Scholar Rescue Fund grants are targeted to scholars from conflict regions in the early stages of their academic career (=recent PhD graduates or scholars with limited academic experience after graduation). IIE-SRF and EDUFI finance the scholarship periods together. The support available from the programme for a single scholar is approximately 50,000 USD a year of which IIE-SRF supports USD 25,000/year and EDUFI €1,500/month + €5,000 installation allowance (optional).
There is a rolling application period for the scholars to apply to the programme. The scholar to be financed through the programme must apply for entry onto the IIE-SRF’s list of potential grant receivers and pass IIE-SRF’s eligibility criteria.