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: hostingatSAR@nyu.edu

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
Afghanistan-687MANutrition & Global HealthGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-765PhDBusiness Administration, FinanceGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-811MScCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Germany
Afghanistan-824PhDCivil EngineeringGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Norway
Afghanistan-832PhDLawGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe
Afghanistan-834PhDPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-841LLMLaw, Human Rights & JournalismGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Sweden
Afghanistan-847MScComputer ScienceGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Norway, Anywhere
Afghanistan-849MScComputer Science General/situational risk (Displaced)Norway
Afghanistan-855PhDGeologyGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Belgium
Afghanistan-953PhDPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-958PhDPublic Health; EpidemiologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Canada
Afghanistan-1042PhDPolitical ScienceGeneral/situational riskSweden
Afghanistan-1093PhDCivil and Environmental EngineeringGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-1173PhDAgriculture; Plant ScienceGeneral/situational riskNorth America, Europe
Afghanistan-1257PhDTheoretical PhysicsGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)North America
Afghanistan-1462PhD in progressPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1558MScHydrogeology and Groundwater ManagementGeneral/situational riskSwitzerland
Afghanistan-1592PhDPersian LiteratureGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Afghanistan-1605PhD in progressFinance; EconomicsGeneral/situational riskEurope
Afghanistan-1918MAPrivate LawGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Afghanistan-1966MAPolitical Science; LawGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Canada
Afghanistan-2072MA & PractitionerEconomics; JournalismGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Switzerland
Afghanistan-2134PhDWater Resources and EnvironmentGeneral/situational riskSwitzerland, Europe
China-647MA & PractitionerJournalismThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship (Displaced)Canada
China-649PhDModern Chinese History; Contemporary Chinese Studies; Chinese Culture and Language InstructionThreat to life/person with academic trigger; Threat of arrest/violence; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorship
(Displaced)
United States
Ethiopia-731PhDMathematics; StatisticsGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
Ethiopia-764PhDPolicy and Philosophy StudiesThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation; Loss of position/profession; Surveillance/censorshipAnywhere
Ethiopia-771PhDBiology; Wildlife Conservation and EcologyGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidation Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
Ethiopia-773PhDSoil Science; Natural Resource ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession; Imprisonment/facing chargesAnywhere
Ethiopia-778PhDDisaster Risk Management; Food Security StudiesGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidation Threat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidationAnywhere
India-556PhDPeace and Conflict Studies; Sociology of ReligionImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Anywhere
Iran-570PhDEnvironmental SociologyLoss of position/professionU.S.
Iran-845PhDMechanical EngineeringImprisonment/Facing Charges; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/Intimidation (Displaced)Australia
Iran-900PhDEnglish LiteratureLoss of position/profession; Harassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship (Displaced)North America
Iran-901PhDPhysicsHarassment/intimidation; Surveillance/censorship; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Europe, North America
Iran-916PhDPolitical ScienceLoss of position/professionUnited States, Canada, Australia
Iran-931PhDFrench and Comparative Literature; EcocriticismSurveillance/censorship; Threat of Arrest/Violence (Displaced)Switzerland
Nigeria-554PhDScience EducationLoss of Position/ProfessionCanada
Palestine-630PhDBiological Sciences – Hematology & ThalassemiaGeneral/situational risk, Threat to life/person with other human rights trigger, Loss of Position/Profession (Displaced)Canada
Palestine-635PhDFinanceGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Anywhere
Russia-629PhDAnthropology; ArcheologyThreat of arrest/violence; Imprisonment/facing chargesUnited States
Russia-579MAArchitecture; MuseologyHarassment/Intimidation; Threat of Arrest/ViolenceSwitzerland; Europe
Sudan-576PhDGenetics; Cellular BiologyGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (displaced)Sweden
Sudan-577PhDBusiness ManagementGeneral/situational risk, Loss of Position/Profession Anywhere
Syria-1002PhDAgricultural EconomicsGeneral/Situational Risk; Threat of Arrest/Violence; Harassment/IntimidationNorth America, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand
Turkey-1321PhDHuman Geography, Migration StudiesImprisonment/ facing charges; Threat of arrest/ violence; Loss of position/ profession (Displaced)Belgium, Netherlands
Turkey-1885PhDHistory of Ottoman Empire and Modern TurkeyImprisonment/facing charges; Loss of position/profession; Threat of arrest/violenceNorth America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand
Uganda-542MA & PractitionerPlaywright, Filmmaker, WriterThreat of arrest/violence; Harassment/intimidation (Displaced)United States
Ukraine-537PhDPhilosophy; Psychoanalysis; NeuroscienceGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Ireland
Ukraine-592PhDHistory of Law; International RelationsGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe
Ukraine-814PhDPsycholinguisticsGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Yemen-540PhDBiotechnologyGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)United States
Yemen-545PhDBiochemistryGeneral/situational risk (Displaced)Europe; North America
Yemen-573PhDAgricultureGeneral/situational risk; Threat of arrest/violence (Displaced)Belgium, Europe
Yemen-619PhDPhysicsThreat of arrest/violence; General/situational risk (Displaced)Anywhere
Yemen-638PhDVeterinary ScienceGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/profession (Displaced)Europe, North America
Yemen-664PhDHydrology; Water Resource ManagementGeneral/situational risk; Loss of position/professionAnywhere
Yemen-691PhDLiteratureGeneral/situational riskAnywhere
Yemen-704PhDOrganic ChemistryGeneral/Situational Risk; Harassment/IntimidationNorway
Yemen-733PhDSoftware EngineeringGeneral/situational risk; Harassment/intimidationSwitzerland