The Threatened Scholars Integration Initiative aims for the proactive integration of scholars forced to seek alternative teaching, research, or advanced study positions at OSUN institutions outside their home countries due to threat from authoritarian regimes, persecution for their views and identities, or other risks. The Initiative also provides affiliation and support for those who cannot relocate. The broad category of threatened scholars includes career academics, graduate students, and independent scholars, as well as writers, intellectuals, and artists whose work relates to teaching and learning, research, and the public mission of higher education.
Threatened Scholars Integration Initiative Fellows
Fellows placement is carried out through a combination of: an open call for Fellowship applications; nominations by potential host institutions; and referrals by partner organizations
Residential Fellowships involve teaching regular curriculum, seminars, and network courses, and contributing to institutional and independent research projects.
Non-Residential Fellowships (Virtual Affiliations) involve working from a remote location while teaching and participating in either independent or network-based research.
2021-2022 Fellowship Nominations and Applications
TSI invites new fellowship nominations and applications.
The next application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is September 15.
Please write to to find out more and apply.