Scholars at Risk

The UCSF Scholars at Risk (SAR) Program promotes academic freedom by funding the professional and educational endeavors of scholars who face threats in their home countries. We facilitate scholars’ move to UCSF and support them by partially or fully funding their endeavors until work conditions improve in their home countries and they can return safely.

We are part of Scholars at Risk, an international network of higher education institutions and individuals working to protect threatened scholars, prevent attacks on higher education, and promote academic freedom.

UCSF established an SAR chapter in 2017 and, to date, we have raised funds to assist scholars from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and other countries.

Current Opportunities

Recent Events

Iran and the Woman Life Freedom Movement Roundtable Discussion

UCSF scholars discuss the current protests in Iran and the Women Life Freedom uprising.

Contact Us

Please contact [email protected] for more information on donating or for any other inquiries.