SAR invites member institutions to welcome threatened scholars temporarily to campus as professors, researchers, lecturers, visiting scholars, post-docs, graduate fellows or students.
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: email@example.com
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.
|Case ID||Degree||Field||Risk/Status||Seeking placement||Timing|
|ANGO506||MA||Human Rights; Education; Law||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Threat of Imprisonment (Displaced)||Europe||Immediately|
|Threat to Life/Person (Displaced)||The Netherlands||Immediately|
|ERIT535||LLM||Law and Human Rights||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; Surveillance/Censorship; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Europe, North America||Immediately|
|INDO530||PhD||Social Philosophy||Imprisonment/facing charges; Harassment/ Intimidation (Displaced)||Australia; Europe||Immediately|
|IRAN656||PhD||Journalism; Political Satire||Harassment/Intimidation; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)||Europe||June 2020|
|IRAN805||PhD||Defense and Strategic Studies; International Relations||Loss of position; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship (Displaced)||Canada||Immediately|
|IRAQ780||PhD||Neurophysiology||Threat to Life/Person||Europe, North America, Mexico, Oceania, Africa||Immediately|
|Threat to Life/Person||North America, Europe, Africa||Immediately|
|IRAQ812||PhD||Engineering||Threat to Life/Person; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)||Europe, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia||Immediately|
|NIGE554||PhD||Science Education||Loss of Position/Profession||Europe, North America||Immediately|
|PALE609||PhD||Human Genetics and Biology||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship; Discrimination (Displaced)||Germany||Immediately|
|PALE610||PhD||Pharmacology||General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Europe, North America||June 2020|
|SYRI659||PhD||Agricultural Science||General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Belgium||Immediately|
|SYRI667||PhD||Agriculture; Animal Production||General/ Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ violence (Displaced)||Germany||Immediately|
|SYRI761||PhD||Paleontology||Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Germany||Immediately|
|TURK553||PhD||Philosophy of Religion||Threat of Arrest/Violence||United States||Immediately|
|TURK612||PhD||Sociology||Threat of Arrest/Violence||France||Immediately|
|TURK620||PhD||Political Science||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Germany||July 2020|
|TURK643||PhD||Comparative History||Threat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)||Europe, North America||July 2020|
|TURK669||PhD||Cultural Studies and Humanities||Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk||Europe, United States, Canada||August 2020|
|TURK740||PhD||International Studies||Threat of Arrest/Harassment; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Netherlands||Immediately|
|TURK804||PhD||International Relations||Threat of arrest/violence; General/situational risk (Displaced)||United States||Immediately|
|TURK833||PhD||Geography||Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Norway||Immediately|
|TURK859||PhD||Electronics and Computer Education||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Canada||Immediately|
|TURK968||PhD||Molecular Medicine||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Germany||Immediately|
|TURK1043||PhD||Marketing and Organization||Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||United States||Immediately|
|TURK1121||PhD||Social Sciences (Film, Television, and Media)||Threat of Arrest/Violence; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)||United States||Immediately|
|TURK1559||PhD||Civil Engineering||Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk|
|YEME539||PhD||Oral Medicine||General/Situational Risk (Displaced)||Europe, Canada||Fall 2020|