Providing sanctuary and assistance to more than 300 threatened scholars worldwide, every year

Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.

Investigating and speaking out against attacks on higher education communities

Scholars at Risk has established several initiatives to identify, document and take action in response to attacks on scholars, students and their higher education communities.

Empowering scholars and students to promote #free2think campuses

Around the world, the space for free inquiry and expression is shrinking. Scholars at Risk convenes faculty, students and higher education community members to discuss global and regional academic freedom climates and to develop solutions that strengthen the university space.

SAR Spotlight

Zelalem Kibret

"[The Ethiopian government] wants us to live in this fear-stricken environment, believing that you can go back [to prison] at any time. And you have to censor yourself... So I contacted SAR through their website and finally it worked.”

Academic Freedom Worldwide

Scholars at Risk works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world. Learn more by clicking on the above secretariat updates, network events, monitoring reports and advocacy opportunities.