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
CHIN637PhDGeography; Public PolicyImprisonment/facing charges; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Canada
INDO530PhDSocial PhilosophyImprisonment/facing charges; Harassment/ Intimidation (Displaced)Australia; Europe
IRAN805PhDDefense and Strategic Studies; International RelationsLoss of position; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship (Displaced)Canada
IRAN845PhDMechanical EngineeringThreat of Arrest/ViolenceAustralia
IRAQ780PhDNeurophysiologyThreat to Life/PersonEurope, North America, Mexico, Oceania, Africa
SYRI808PhDLanguage and LinguisticsThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Europe, North America
SYRI835PhDAgricultural StudiesHarassment/ intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Canada
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFrance
TURK620PhDPolitical ScienceThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/Profession; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Germany
TURK1099PhDPhilosophy; Environment, TheologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational RiskNorth America, Europe
TURK1252PhDBusiness; ManagamentImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ professionUnited States
TURK1331PhDHuman GeographyImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Sweden
YEME540PhDBiotechnologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)North America
YEME638PhDVeterinary ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Europe, North America
YEME667PhDChemistryGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe, North America