Application for Assistance

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If you are a scholar experiencing threats to your life, liberty or academic career, or if you have been forced to leave your country because of such threats, and would like to request help from SAR, please complete and submit the secure form below. SAR provides a range of services to scholars, primarily short-term research or teaching placements at a higher education institution in the global SAR network. SAR as an organization cannot offer emergency relocation/evacuation.

Note to applicants who are Afghan nationals: Please provide with your application:1) your current CV 2) a scan of your passport 3) passport scans for all dependents and 4) either a recent letter of academic reference or a scan of your university ID card. You may combine all of these documents into 1 single PDF document and submit via our secure application below, or send to:

Note to all applicants: Our response times will be delayed as we respond to the situation in Afghanistan, but we will be in touch as soon as possible in the coming weeks. Submitting a CV with your application will allow us to more quickly determine if SAR is able to offer assistance.

For more information on our application process and eligibility criteria, please consult our list of frequently-asked questions. If you encounter any problems submitting this form, you can also send a message to

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Information provided is treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of arranging help where possible, including visits to SAR Network member institutions. If you prefer not to use the online form, you may print and mail it, or contact Scholars at Risk by telephone.


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