Global challenges, political turmoil, and natural disasters have dramatically impacted the ability for our international colleagues to engage in scholarly pursuits within their own countries. Through our partnership with Scholars at Risk (SAR) and the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has committed to supporting scholars who are facing severe threats to their lives, freedoms, and well-being.
The Illinois Scholars at Risk (ISAR) Program Committee helps match SAR-affiliated or IIE-SRF scholars with departments or campus units interested in hosting a scholar at risk for a year-long visit. Campus units and departments may also nominate a scholar at risk they have already identified. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has made available matching funds to support departmental and college efforts.
- If you are a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus unit interested in hosting a scholar at risk, please complete and submit this form
- If you would like to nominate a scholar at risk to the Illinois Scholars at Risk Program, please complete and submit this form
- If you are a scholar at risk interested in the Illinois Scholars at Risk Program, please complete and submit this form
Once a campus unit has confirmed a scholar at risk to host and met the program requirements, they should submit a complete application to the Illinois Scholars at Risk Program Committee. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.