Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being, in part by arranging positions of sanctuary at institutions in our network for those forced to flee.

In most cases this is a one-semester or one-year position as a visiting scholar, researcher or professor at a higher education institution in a safe location anywhere in the world. SAR provides advisory services for displaced scholars who are struggling to restart their lives and their careers in their new location. Since the Network’s founding in 2000, more than 700 scholars have found sanctuary and hundreds more have benefited from SAR’s advisory and referral services.

If you or a scholar you know is under threat and seeks assistance, please complete SAR’s application for assistance. SAR invites higher education institutions to learn more about hosting threatened scholars.