Host a scholar

Posted April 15, 2016

Dr. Rana Mustafa, SAR Scholar of Food Science from Syria

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: hostingatSAR@nyu.edu

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
Afghanistan-687MANutrition & Global HealthGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-765PhDBusiness Administration, FinanceGeneral/situational riskUnited States
Afghanistan-811MScCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Germany
Afghanistan-834PhDPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-839MScComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-841LLMLaw, Human Rights & JournalismGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Sweden
Afghanistan-845MAPersian Literature, Cinema & TheaterGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-847MScComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Norway
Afghanistan-849MScComputer Science General/situational risk (Displaced)Norway
Afghanistan-853LLMLaw & Human RightsGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Norway
Afghanistan-855PhDGeologyGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Belgium
Afghanistan-953PhDPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-1042PhDPolitical ScienceGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1049PhDAgricultureGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Italy
Afghanistan-1093PhDCivil and Environmental EngineeringGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-1173PhDAgriculture; Plant ScienceGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe
Afghanistan-1247PhD in progressInternational Relations; Conflict ResolutionGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Canada
Afghanistan-1256PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Switzerland
Afghanistan-1257PhDTheoretical PhysicsGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Canada
Afghanistan-1264PhDEnvironmental ScienceGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1404PhDPathologyGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand
Afghanistan-1462PhD in progressPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1558MScHydrogeology and Groundwater ManagementGeneral/situational riskSwitzerland
Afghanistan-1588MALaw and Human RightsGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe, Australia
Afghanistan-1605PhD in progressFinance; EconomicsGeneral/situational riskEurope
Afghanistan-1902MASociologyGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1918MAPrivate LawGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-2072MA & PractitionerEconomics; JournalismGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Switzerland
Afghanistan-2104PhDChemistry; Environmental EngineeringGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe, Oceania
Afghanistan-2109PhDAgriculture; EntomologyGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-2139PhDCivil and Environmental Engineering; Climate ChangeGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
China-649PhDModern Chinese History; Contemporary Chinese Studies; Chinese Culture and Language InstructionThreat to life/person with academic trigger; Threat of arrest/violence; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorship
(Displaced)
United States
Ethiopia-685PhDEconomicsLoss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence
(Displaced)
United States
Ethiopia-731PhDMathematics; StatisticsGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
Ethiopia-765PhDEnvironment and Climate Change ResilienceThreat to life/person with other human rights trigger; Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorshipAnywhere
Ethiopia-767PhDAdministrative ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidation Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorship; (Displaced)Sweden
Ethiopia-771PhDBiology; Wildlife Conservation and EcologyGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidation Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
Ethiopia-773PhDSoil Science; Natural Resource ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession; Imprisonment/facing chargesAnywhere
India-556PhDPeace and Conflict Studies; Sociology of ReligionImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Anywhere
Iran-845PhDMechanical EngineeringImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Australia
Iran-900PhDEnglish LiteratureLoss of position/profession; Harassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship (Displaced)North America
Iran-901PhDNuclear PhysicsHarassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Sweden
Iran-912PhDPolitical ScienceLoss of position/profession; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
Iran-916PhDPolitical ScienceLoss of position/professionUnited States, Canada, Australia
Nigeria-554PhDScience EducationLoss of Position/ProfessionCanada
Pakistan-625PhDHistoryHarassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence; Threat to life/person with other human rights triggerAnglophone countries: North America, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
Russia-579MAArchitecture; MuseologyHarassment/Intimidation; Threat of Arrest/ViolenceSwitzerland; Europe
Sudan-539PhDMedical EntomologyGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Syria-971PhDEngineering Management and ConstructionGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceNorth America, Europe, Australia
Syria-986PhDMaterials Science and Engineering; CeramicsGeneral/Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ViolenceNorth America, Europe
Syria-1002PhDAgricultural EconomicsGeneral/Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/IntimidationNorth America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
Turkey-1321PhDHuman Geography, Migration StudiesImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Belgium, Netherlands
Uganda-542PractitionerWriter, Playwright, Filmmaker Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation (Displaced)United States
Ukraine-537PhDPhilosophy; Psychoanalysis; NeuroscienceGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Ireland
Ukraine-583PhDTranslation StudiesGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Canada, Europe
Ukraine-592PhDHistory of Law; International RelationsGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe
Vietnam-507PhDPolitical ScienceThreat of arrest/imprisonmentAnywhere
Yemen-540PhDBiotechnologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Yemen-545PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe; North America
Yemen-552PhDOrganic ChemistryGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceAnywhere
Yemen-585PhDOrthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; General/situational risk (Displaced)Finland, Scandinavia, Europe
Yemen-591PhDComputer Science; Communication TechnologyGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/professionNorth America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand
Yemen-638PhDVeterinary ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Europe, North America
Yemen-664PhDHydrology; Water Resource ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/professionAnywhere
Yemen-691PhDLiteratureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Yemen-704PhDOrganic ChemistryGeneral/Situational Risk; Harassment/IntimidationNorway
Yemen-706PhDMedicinal and Organic ChemistryGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/professionAnywhere
Yemen-733PhDSoftware EngineeringGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationSwitzerland
Yemen-751PhDEnglish and LinguisticsGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Yemen-796PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession Anywhere