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 placement
AFGH543PhDSociologyThreat to Life/Person with Academic Trigger; Harassment/ Intimidation (Displaced)Europe, North America
EGYP566PhDHistory and Cultural Studies Harassment/ Intimidation; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Threat of Imprisonment (Displaced)Germany, North America
INDO530PhDSocial PhilosophyImprisonment/facing charges; Harassment/ Intimidation (Displaced)Australia; Europe
IRAN766PhDPolitical Science; Religion and IdentityThreat of Arrest/Violence; Censorship; Harassment/IntimidationEurope; North America
IRAN805PhDDefense and Strategic Studies; International RelationsLoss of position; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship (Displaced)Canada
IRAQ780PhDNeurophysiologyThreat to Life/PersonEurope, North America, Mexico, Oceania, Africa
Threat to Life/PersonNorth America, Europe, Africa
IRAQ812PhDEngineeringThreat to Life/Person; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Europe, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
LIBY527PhDPolitical Science and International RelationsThreat of arrest/violence; Loss of position/profession; Harassment/ intimidation (Displaced)Europe, Canada
PAKI617PhDChemistryHarassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence; Threat to life/person with other human rights triggerEurope, North America
PALE610PhDPharmacologyGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, North America
SYRI703PhDMechanical EngineeringThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, Canada
SYRI761PhD PaleontologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Germany
SYRI835PhDAgricultural StudiesHarassment/ intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Canada
TANZ510PhDInternational Political EconomyHarassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship; Loss of position/ professionEurope
TURK553PhDPhilosophy of ReligionThreat of Arrest/ViolenceUnited States
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFrance
TURK620PhDPolitical ScienceThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Germany
TURK673PhDOttoman HistoryThreat of arrestEurope
TURK766PhDLabor EconomicsThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position; General/Situational RiskEurope, North America
TURK804PhDInternational RelationsThreat of arrest/violence; General/situational risk (Displaced)United States
TURK833PhDGeographyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Norway
TURK859PhDElectronics and Computer EducationThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Canada
TURK1043PhDMarketing and OrganizationThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United States
TURK1121PhDSocial Sciences (Film, Television, and Media)Threat of Arrest/Violence; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)United States
TURK1177PhDMathematicsThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position; General/Situational RiskEurope, North America
TURK1222PhDPolitical Sciences; Gender StudiesHarassment/ Intimidation; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Threat of Imprisonment (Displaced)North America
TURK1252PhDBusiness; ManagamentImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ professionEurope, North America
YEME539PhDOral MedicineGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, Canada