Scholars at Risk Fellowship Program

University of Buffalo

As a diverse and inclusive scholarly community committed to academic freedom, the University at Buffalo (UB) has established the UB Scholars at Risk Fellowship to afford highly qualified academics around the world who are threatened in their own countries the opportunity to continue their research and teaching in a safe and supportive environment at UB. The fellowship program will both render humanitarian assistance to scholars at risk who are a good fit for UB and help advance the university’s missions of research, teaching and service.

A member of the international Scholars at Risk (SAR) network and a partner of the Scholar Rescue Fund of the Institute of International Education (IIE-SRF), UB annually offers a 12-month residential fellowship beginning in fall to scholars experiencing risk or a loss of academic freedom in their home countries due to persecution, government sanction, or physical threats. UB also offers a Remote SAR Fellowship of variable duration for scholars who cannot relocate to the US.

The UB Scholars at Risk Fellowship takes two forms—the Residential Fellowship and the Remote Fellowship.

Please consult the FAQ page for additional information and contact John Wood, Senior Associate Vice Provost for International Education, with questions.