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
AFGH685BAMusicGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH710MAJournalismGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH772MATheater; CinemaGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH784MAEconomicsGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH810MScGeologyGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH830MScCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational riskGermany
AFGH836MDMedicine and Public HealthGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH842MAEducationGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH951MAEconomicsGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH1072PhD in progressCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH1093PhDCivil and Environmental EngineeringGeneral/situational riskUnited States
AFGH1247PhD in progressInternational Relations; Conflict ResolutionGeneral/situational riskCanada
AFGH1257PhDTheoretical PhysicsGeneral/situational riskCanada
AFGH1264PhDEnvironmental ScienceGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH1462PhD in progressPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH1499PhDMiddle East Geography and PoliticsGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH1542PhDSociologyGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe, Oceania
AFGH1883MAArchitecture; ConservationGeneral/situational riskAustralia, Europe, North America
AFGH2070PhD in progressPolitical Science; Islamic Law and CultureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
AFGH2072PractitionerJournalismGeneral/situational riskSwitzerland
AFGH2109PhDAgriculture; EntomologyGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
CHIN615PhDLinguisticsThreat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation; Surveillance/Censorship; Discrimination (Displaced)United States
CHIN647PractitionerJournalismThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorshipNorth America
ETHI745PhDAgriculture; Plant BreedingGeneral/situational risk; Imprisonment/facing charges; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
ETHI766PhDPublic Policy; Development ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
IRAN832PhDArchaeology & Gender StudiesThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation (Displaced)Europe
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/ViolenceNorth America, Europe
TURK752PhDBusiness Administration, Information SystemsImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Norway
TURK1468PhDSocial PsychologyThreat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Europe, North America
TURK1559PhDCivil EngineeringImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; General/Situational Risk
TURK1885PhDOttoman & Middle Eastern HistoryImprisonment/facing charges; Loss of position/profession; Threat of arrest/violenceEurope, North America
UGAN542PractitionerWriter, Playwright, Filmmaker Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation (Displaced)United States
UKRA583PhDTranslation StudiesGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe
UKRA657PhDEducation, Computer ScienceGeneral/situation risk; Loss of position/professionEurope
YEME540PhDBiotechnologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)North America
YEME545PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational riskEurope; North America
YEME552PhDOrganic ChemistryGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceAnywhere
YEME556PhDComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violenceEurope, North America
YEME585PhDOrthodontics and Dentofacial OrthopedicsThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; General/situational risk (Displaced)Finland
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
YEME703PhDMathematics; StatisticsThreat to Life/Person; Imprisonment/Facing Charges; Loss of Position/ProfessionAnywhere
YEME704PhDOrganic ChemistryGeneral/Situational Risk; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Anywhere
YEME706PhDMedicinal and Organic ChemistryGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/professionAnywhere
YEME712PhDElectrical Engineering and Renewable EnergyGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Anywhere