In many countries researchers are under serious threat to life, liberty or well-being due to their work or views. The SNSF has agreed to finance stays at Swiss higher education institutions on behalf of the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network. SAR is a network of 500 universities which advocates the principles of academic freedom. The scholars can apply for temporary placements in countries where they and their families are safe. The satys will allow them to pursue their own academic work, or become involved in research at the host institution. As of October 2020, the SNSF will finance SAR's activities in Switzerland within the scope of its Scientific Exchanges funding scheme. Please find more information on the SNFS-Website.