The Initiative provides threatened researchers a fully funded 24-month fellowship at universities and research institutions in Germany. An extension is possible under a co-financing model.
The focus of the fellowship is on helping academics to maintain and develop the skills, and the networks in the wider academic and scientific community, that they will need when they go back to their country of origin. The fellowship program very often helps the fellow’s family to join them for the duration of the fellowship as well.
Answer questionnaire to start application: https://www.cara.ngo/get-support/
* Academics at immediate risk are supported.
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.
Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for host institutions and scholars, including those still under threat as well as those forced into exile who are struggling to restart their lives and their careers.
Online Application: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/secure-submission/
Special Application Procedure for Academics from Turkey: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/information-applicants-turkey/
Offers an opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region.
These yearlong fellowships support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, fellows are eligible for a second and final year of fellowship support.
Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals who face threats to their lives and careers in their home countries can apply.
Fellows spend from one semester to a full academic year (preference for candidates who can commit to a full academic year) in residence at the Law School and devote the majority of their time to research and writing on a specific human rights topic. During this time, they may also audit courses in human rights and related subjects.
Applicants from middle/low income countries can also apply for Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship: http://hrp.law.harvard.edu/fellowships/visiting-fellowships/eleanor-roosevelt-fellowship/
* The program is open to academics in human rights and experienced activists.