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:

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
AFGH710MAJournalismGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH772MATheater; CinemaGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH784MAEconomicsGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH810MScGeologyGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH830MScCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH951MAEconomicsGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH1093PhDCivil and Environmental EngineeringGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH1257PhDTheoretical PhysicsGeneral/situational riskCanada
AFGH1499PhDMiddle East Geography and PoliticsGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH1883MAArchitecture; ConservationGeneral/situational riskAustralia, Europe, North America
AFGH2109PhDAgriculture; EntomologyGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
IRAN805PhDDefense and Strategic Studies; International RelationsLoss of position; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship (Displaced)Canada
PKST628PhDPublic PolicyThreat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Canada
SYRI835PhDAgricultural StudiesHarassment/ intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Canada
SYRI986PhDMaterials Science and Engineering; CeramicsGeneral/Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ViolenceFrancophone Countries
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFrance
TURK620PhDPolitical ScienceThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Germany
TURK752PhDBusiness Administration, Information SystemsImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Norway
TURK1331PhDHuman GeographyImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Sweden
TURK1732PhDAnalytical/Pharmaceutical ChemistryImprisonment/facing charges; Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)The Netherlands
UGAN542PractitionerWriter, Playwright, Filmmaker Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation (Displaced)United States
YEME540PhDBiotechnologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)North America
YEME545PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational riskEurope; North America
YEME556PhDComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceEurope, North America
YEME587PhDComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Australia, Europe, North America
YEME638PhDVeterinary ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Europe, North America
YEME648PhDMicrobiological and Biochemical
General/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceEurope, North America
YEME668PhDEngineeringGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Australia, Europe, North America
YEME695PhDEnvironmental and Food ChemistryThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; General/situational risk (Displaced)Canada