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.

How to Host Cover

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:

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

Case IDDegreeFieldRisk/StatusSeeking placementTiming
AFGH518PhDPhilosophy; Islamic TheologyThreat to Life/Person; Threat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)United StatesFall 2018
ALGE507PhDElectrical EngineeringThreat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation; (Displaced)Europe, Canada (Francophone)Immediately
CAME546PhDPhilosophySituational Risk; Harassment/IntimidationEurope, North America, Oceania, AfricaImmediately
African Studies
Threat to Life/Person (Displaced)The NetherlandsImmediately
ETHI630MScBusiness AdministrationThreat to Life/Person; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Harassment/IntimidationEurope, North AmericaImmediately
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, AustraliaOctober 2018
SSUD509PhDBiological SciencesImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)Europe, North AmericaImmediately
SYRI552BAMusicThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
SYRI657PhDFracture MechanicsThreat to Life/Person; General Situational RiskFrance or Francophone countriesImmediately
SYRI659PhDAgricultural ScienceGeneral/Situational Risk (Displaced)BelgiumImmediately
SYRI667PhDAgriculture; Animal ProductionGeneral/ Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ violence (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
SYRI703PhDMechanical EngineeringThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, CanadaImmediately
SYRI724PhDCelestial Mechanics and AstronomyThreat to Life/Person; Threat of Arrest Violence (Displaced)Europe, CanadaImmediately
SYRI751PhDAgricultural EngineeringThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situation Risk (Displaced)AustriaImmediately
SYRI761PhD PaleontologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
TURK550PhDPhysicsThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational RiskEurope, North AmericaImmediately
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFranceImmediately
TURK700PhDFinance Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)North America, Europe, and AustraliaImmediately
TURK740PhDInternational StudiesThreat of Arrest/Harassment; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)NetherlandsImmediately
TURK796PhDEnglish Language Teaching and EducationLoss of Position; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK804PhDInternational RelationsThreat of arrest/violence; General/situational risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK833PhDGeographyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)NorwayImmediately
TURK1043PhDMarketing and OrganizationThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United StatesJanuary 2019
TURK1271PhDPhilosophyThreat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/ IntimidationBelgiumImmediately