Host a scholar

Posted April 15, 2016

Alfred Babo, SAR scholar of sociology from Côte d'Ivoire. (Photo courtesy of Smith Alumnae Quarterly/Jim Gipe, photographer)

SAR invites member institutions to welcome threatened scholars temporarily to campus as professors, researchers, lecturers, visiting scholars, post-docs, graduate fellows or students.

SAR’s How to Host handbook  provides details about the hosting process, best practices and other helpful resources.

Scholar candidates are nominated to SAR by member institutions or partners, or apply directly. Materials for qualifying candidates are circulated to Network members via private mailing lists, and members are encouraged to contact SAR for additional information, review this information, and consider hosting a visitor whenever a suitable candidate is identified. Network members always retain final selection authority over whether to invite any candidate and over which candidates to consider. Network members are also encouraged to identify candidates themselves through their faculty and other links by nominating cases to SAR.

Each visit is arranged on a case-by-case basis, with the exact terms of the visit adjusted according to the needs and abilities of the scholar and of the inviting institution. Visits range from 3 months to 2 years, with the average visit lasting for one academic year (9-12 months). During the visits, scholars may teach, research, lecture or study depending on the needs of the host institution and the terms established for the visit.

SAR asks host institutions, wherever possible, to identify funding to support the visit. Funding sources include central administration, departments, teaching funds, scholarships, private donors, community groups and foundations. SAR will assist interested hosts in identifying potential funding sources.

If you would like to refer a scholar to SAR for our review, please write:

SAR is also aware of scholars who are seeking remote fellowships, due to restrictions on their travel. Learn more about how you can assist in providing these here.

Contact us to receive detailed information on one of the below scholars:

Case IDDegreeFieldRisk/StatusSeeking placementTiming
ANGO506MAHuman Rights; Education; LawThreat of Arrest/Violence; Threat of Imprisonment (Displaced)EuropeImmediately
African Studies
Threat to Life/Person (Displaced)The NetherlandsImmediately
ERIT535LLMLaw and Human RightsThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; Surveillance/Censorship; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, North AmericaImmediately
INDO530PhDSocial PhilosophyImprisonment/facing charges; Harassment/ Intimidation (Displaced)Australia; EuropeImmediately
IRAN656PhDJournalism; Political SatireHarassment/Intimidation; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)EuropeJune 2020
IRAN805PhDDefense and Strategic Studies; International RelationsLoss of position; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship (Displaced)CanadaImmediately
IRAQ780PhDNeurophysiologyThreat to Life/PersonEurope, North America, Mexico, Oceania, AfricaImmediately
Threat to Life/PersonNorth America, Europe, AfricaImmediately
IRAQ812PhDEngineeringThreat to Life/Person; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Europe, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, AustraliaImmediately
NIGE554PhDScience EducationLoss of Position/ProfessionEurope, North AmericaImmediately
PALE609PhDHuman Genetics and BiologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship; Discrimination (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
PALE610PhDPharmacologyGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, North AmericaJune 2020
SYRI659PhDAgricultural ScienceGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)BelgiumImmediately
SYRI667PhDAgriculture; Animal ProductionGeneral/ Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ violence (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
SYRI761PhD PaleontologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
TURK553PhDPhilosophy of ReligionThreat of Arrest/ViolenceUnited StatesImmediately
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFranceImmediately
TURK620PhDPolitical ScienceThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)GermanyJuly 2020
TURK643PhDComparative HistoryThreat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)Europe, North AmericaJuly 2020
TURK669PhDCultural Studies and HumanitiesThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational RiskEurope, United States, CanadaAugust 2020
TURK740PhDInternational StudiesThreat of Arrest/Harassment; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)NetherlandsImmediately
TURK804PhDInternational RelationsThreat of arrest/violence; General/situational risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK833PhDGeographyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)NorwayImmediately
TURK859PhDElectronics and Computer EducationThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)CanadaImmediately
TURK968PhDMolecular MedicineThreat of Arrest/Violence; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
TURK1043PhDMarketing and OrganizationThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK1121PhDSocial Sciences (Film, Television, and Media)Threat of Arrest/Violence; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK1559PhDCivil EngineeringImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk
YEME539PhDOral MedicineGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, CanadaFall 2020