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.

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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

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
DRCO570MAPolitical Science;
Threat to Life/PersonFrench-speaking Europe and CanadaImmediately
African Studies
Threat to Life/Person (Displaced)The NetherlandsImmediately
EGYP534PhDPhysicsThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
EGYP543PhDPolitical ScienceThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
ETHI589PhDUrban GeographyThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
IRAN562PhDPsychologyHarassment/Intimidation (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
IRAN579MAEducational PsychologyRisk of ImprisonmentUnited States, Canada, EuropeImmediately
IRAN629PhDHuman Resource Management;
Gender Studies
Threat to Life (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
IRAN636PhDMiddle Eastern Studies;
Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
IRAN750PhDArchaeologyThreat of Arrest/Violence, Harassment/IntimidationEurope, North AmericaImmediately
IRAQ780PhDNeurophysiologyThreat to Life/PersonEurope, North America, Mexico, Oceania, AfricaImmediately
Threat to Life/PersonNorth America, Europe, AfricaImmediately
IRAQ797FIBMSDiagnostic RadiologyHarassment/IntimidationEurope, United States, CanadaImmediately
IRAQ812PhDEngineeringThreat to Life/Person; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Europe, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, AustraliaImmediately
IRAQ820PhDMechanical EngineeringThreat to Life/ Person (Displaced); Harassment/IntimidationUnited StatesImmediately
SYRI552BAMusicThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
SYRI572PhDChemistryThreat to Life/Person (Displaced)CanadaImmediately
SYRI579PhDTheaterThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
SYRI606PhDHuman Resources ManagementThreat to Life/Person (Displaced) FranceImmediately
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
SYRI744PhDCivil EngineeringThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)Francophone Countries; CanadaImmediately
SYRI752PhDBiochemistry; Cellular BiologyThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk Francophone countries, particularly France, Belgium, CanadaImmediately
SYRI785PhDAgricultural EconomicsGeneral/Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/ViolenceEurope, North AmericaImmediately
TAJI502PhDPhilosophy; Islamic StudiesThreat of arrest; Harassment/IntimidationEurope, North AmericaSpring 2018
TURK547PhDBusiness AdministrationThreat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)EuropeJuly 2018
TURK565PhDHuman Development, Gender StudiesThreat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)EuropeFall 2018
TURK607PhDSociologyThreat of arrest (Displaced)GermanyImmediately
TURK610PhDPolitical Science; International RelationsThreat of arrestEurope, North AmericaImmediately
TURK612PhDSociologyThreat of Arrest/ViolenceFranceImmediately
TURK642PhDSecurity StudiesThreat of Arrest/Violence; Loss of Position/ProfessionEurope, North AmericaImmediately
TURK643PhDComparative HistoryThreat of Arrest/ViolenceEurope, North AmericaImmediately
TURK669PhDCultural Studies and HumanitiesThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational RiskEurope, United States, CanadaJanuary 2018
TURK700PhDFinance Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)North America, Europe, and AustraliaImmediately
TURK796PhDEnglish Language Teaching and EducationLoss of Position; General/Situational RiskUnited StatesImmediately
TURK804PhDInternational RelationsThreat of arrest/violence; General/situational riskUnited StatesImmediately
TURK833PhDGeographyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)NorwayImmediately
TURK1043PhDMarketing and OrganizationThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk (Displaced)United StatesImmediately
TURK1099PhDPhilosophy; Environment, TheologyThreat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational RiskUnited States, Canada, EuropeImmediately
YEME528PhDBiochemistry; Food SciencesThreat to Life/Person; Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)EuropeFebruary 2018
YEME529PhDInternational EducationThreat to Life/Person; General/Situational Risk Europe, Canada, AustraliaImmediately