Please check below for resources aimed for Turkish academics and families who are rebuilding their lives.

Call for Applications: Academy in Exile Fellowships

Six Fellowships for Scholars from Turkey for 24 months in Berlin or Essen to join the Academy in Exile. Application deadline: November 15, 2017

The Institute of Turkish Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) invite scholars from or in Turkey to join the


with funding support from the Volkswagen Foundation. Eligible are scholars from all fields in the humanities, law, economics and social sciences who are at risk or in exile because of their academic work and/or civic engagement with human rights and the pursuit of academic freedom. The fellowships provide scholars with the opportunity to reestablish their scholarship in Germany and work on a research project of their own choosing in a multidisciplinary environment. Fellows will contribute to the research agenda and intellectual profile of the Academy in Exile generally.

The Academy in Exile provides a forum for a continued engagement with questions of religious and ethnic diversity, gender and sexuality, and civic engagement for peace, democracy, citizenship and human rights. With this first funding round for scholars from Turkey, this initiative intends to stimulate Turkish Studies and promote wider debate about authoritarian movements and threats to academic freedom.

Applicants should have a completed PhD and can be at any subsequent career stage. The selection of fellows will be based on both academic merit and risk assessment. Eligible are scholars at risk who are residing in Turkey or have been in exile for no more than three years.

With this first call for applications, the Academy in Exile will offer six two-year fellowships. Fellows of the Academy in Exile will be associated with one of two main host institutions—three fellows will be assigned to the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin and three to the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen. Fellows are expected to reside in Berlin or Essen respectively, to participate in the academic life of their host institutions, and to help shape the activities and program of the Academy in Exile. The working language of the Academy in Exile is English.

The two-year fellowships will begin between January 15 and March 15, 2018. Organizational support regarding visas, insurance, and housing will be provided. The monthly stipend amounts to 2,500 EUR plus a family allowance of 250 EUR.

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme for PhD studies and postdoctoral research

Apply for scholarships for research visits in Sweden for up to 12 months!

If you are a PhD student, postdoctoral researcher, senior scientist or university lecturer from Turkey, you can apply for scholarships for research visits to Sweden. Apply during 16 October – 15 December 2017 for the academic year 2018/2019. SI will offer 10 to 12 scholarships.


Only citizens of Turkey may apply.

Can I apply?

The programme provides PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and university lecturers with an opportunity to conduct research at Swedish universities within the field of social sciences or academic disciplines related to sustainable social development.

Please apply here

Life-changing opportunity for a talented refugee student

Balliol College is delighted to invite applications for its so-called ‘refugee scholarship’: the Balliol Students’ Scholarship, which intends to support a student ordinarily resident in the UK with either refugee status or leave to remain in the UK on the grounds of humanitarian protection in studying for an undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford commencing October 2018.
The Scholarship aims to provide a talented undergraduate with a fully funded opportunity to study for a degree without disruption, so that they can achieve their full academic potential: it covers full tuition fees and a full maintenance award, sufficient to cover accommodation, food and other living costs.
Established in 2017 by the JCR and MCR Committees in conjunction with the College, it was made possible by the generosity of current Balliol students and Balliol’s Governing Body, with over 80% of the student body committing to support the scholarship with a regular gift of £4 a term. The money raised has been matched by Old Members around the world, whose regular gifts to Balliol’s undesignated and Student Support funds are used to provide significant additional funding for the Scholarship. We are extremely grateful to all the students, Old Members and friends who have come together to help make this scholarship a reality.
‘Oxford has been, and continues to be, a life-changing experience for many students here; and the students would like nothing more than to have enabled a scholar to come to Oxford and be enriched by everything it offers, from serious debates to a supportive and intellectually stimulating community of people from many different cultures,’ says Hubert Au, President of Balliol’s JCR.
Those wishing to apply must first complete a Balliol College ‘Expression of Interest’ form, in order to signal to the College your wish to apply for the Scholarship. This will also make you eligible for funding assistance for the application process if required. A full university application must then be submitted through the UCAS system by 15 October 2017. For full information about the scholarship, what it covers and who is eligible, please see the ‘further details’ on this page.
With the deadline of 15 October fast approaching, we ask all Balliol people with an interest in seeing a refugee student benefit from this life-changing opportunity to share this link on social media and to draw it to the attention of schools and other relevant organisations.
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Human rights organizations

1- Commissioner for Human Rights
Council of Europe
Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights
67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 34 21
Fax: +33 (0)3 90 21 50 53
Email:  [email protected]

2- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
[email protected]

3- Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network
Office Address
Rue de Londres 17, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel +32 2 540 86 47
Nicole Lambert
Advocacy Officer- Mashrek and Turkey
[email protected]

4- Belgian League of Human Rights
La Ligue des droits de l’Homme
Rue du boulet, 22
1000 Bruxelles
Tél : (32)  Fax : (32)
E-mail : [email protected]
[email protected] – 02/209 62 80
Vous souhaitez obtenir de la documentation [email protected] – 02/209 62 84
Vous ne recevez pas une commande [email protected] – 02/209 62 80
Gebroeders De
Smetstraat 75
9000 Gent
+32 9 223 07 38
+32 922 30 848
Président Mr Vander Velpen Jos
[email protected]

5- The European Association for the Defense of Human Rights
Association Européenne pour la défense des Droits de l’Homme (AEDH)
33 Rue de la Caserne, 1000 Bruxelles
+32(0)25112100 – +32(0)25113200
[email protected]   Président Mr GUIBERT Dominique

6- Human Rights Watch Belgium Committee
Caroline Ceska, [email protected]  or +32 2 737 14 87

7- European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Schwarzenbergplatz 11
A-1040 Vienna
[email protected]
Tel: +43 1 580 30 – 0

75018 PARIS
01 56 55 51 00
01 42 55 51 21
[email protected]
Président Madame DUMONT Françoise

+49 30 396 2122
+49 30 396 2147
[email protected]

00 3120 6384 567
[email protected]
Chairman Mr HAMELINK Cees

6A Albert Street
1st Floor, Community House Citylink Business
00 44 28 9031 6000


Director Mr GORMALLY Brian  [email protected]

12- The AIRE Centre
Third Floor, 17 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4QH
Tel: 020 7831 4276 – Fax: 020 7404 7760
Email: [email protected]

13- Amnesty International
London, United Kingdom
Secretary-General – Salil Shetty
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44-20-74135500 – Fax number: +44-20-79561157
Address: 1 Easton Street, London, WC1X 0DW, UK

14- Amnesty International Vlaanderen vzw
Kerkstraat 156
2060 Antwerpen
T: 0032 3 271 16 16
F: 0032 3 235 78 12
E: [email protected]

15-Avocats Sans Frontières
rue de Namur 72 Naamsestraat
1000 Brussels – Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 223 36 54 –
Director General Francesca Boniotti

16- The Elders
The Elders Foundation
149 Hammersmith Road
London W14 0QL
+44 (0) 207 013 4646

17- Freedom from Torture (İŞKENCE MAĞDURLARI)
Susan Munroe (CEO)  bu sayfa açılıp mesaj içine yazılacak!

18- Human Rights Without Frontiers
Avenue d’Auderghem 61,
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +32-2-3456145
[email protected]
Director Willy Fautré

19- International Commission of Jurists
Rue des Bains 33 P.O. Box 91
1211 Geneva 8, Switzerland
T +41 (0)22 979 38 00
F +41 (0)22 979 38 01
[email protected]


20- International Institute of Human Rights- Foundation René Cassin
2 allée René Cassin, 67000 Strasbourg, France
Contact : [email protected]

22- International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)
Square de l’Aviation 7A, 1070 Brussels
T +32 (0) 2 880 03 99 – E   [email protected]


23- International Service for Human Rights
Geneva Office
Rue de Varembé 1
P.O. Box 16
CH-1211 Geneva 20 CIC
Switzerland  +41 22 919 71 00
[email protected]

24- International Society for Human Rights (Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte, IGFM)
Martin Lessenthin – Spokesperson of the board, ISHR Germany
Borsigallee 9, 60388 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel.: ++49-(0)69-420 108-0  eMail: [email protected]

25- European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights
Chair: Mrs. Elena Valenciano
[email protected]

26- European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)
Secretariat of the CPT
Council of Europe
F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex
Tel.: France:
> Int.: +33 3 88 41 39 39
Fax: +33 3 88 41 27 72
E-mail: [email protected]

27- Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
Alfonso De Salas
Secretary of the CDDH
DG I – Human Rights and Rule of Law
Human Rights Intergovernmental Co-operation
Council of Europe
F- 67075 Strasbourg


28- Article 19
ARTICLE 19 Headquarter
Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Tel: +44 20 7324 2500  Email: [email protected]  –

29- Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists (Council of Europe)
bu sayfa açılıp mesaj içine yazılacak!

30- CPJ Committee to Protect Journalists
330 7th Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel 212-465-1004
Fax 212-465-9568
[email protected]

31- Freedom of the Press Foundation
bu sayfa açılıp mesaj içine yazılacak!

32- World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers WAN-IFRA
Rotfeder-Ring 11, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany
Tel: 49.69.2400630
Fax: 49.69.240063.300
[email protected]

96 bis rue Beaubourg
75003 Paris, France
Tel: 33.1.47428500
Fax: 33.1.42789233
[email protected]

34- European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Project Developer: Media Foundation of Sparkasse Leipzig
Project Coordinator: Jane Whyatt
Menckestr. 27
04155 Leipzig / Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13
Fax: +49 (0) 341 562 96 63
E-Mail: [email protected]

35- Freedom House
1850 M Street NW, Floor 11
Washington D.C. 20036
Freedom House: [email protected]

36- International Press Institute
Spiegelgasse 2/29
1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone: + 43 1 512 90 11
Fax: + 43 1 512 90 14
Email: [email protected]

IE-SRF is now accepting applications. Deadline: July 31 for consideration in September

Instructions and Application

Applicants may apply directly or may have a third party submit application materials on their behalf. The required application materials include:

  1. Application coversheet
  2. Current CV or resume. Please include the following information :
    • Academic degrees (degree-granting institution, field, and date of degree award);
    • Current position (location, dates of employment, professional title, and responsibilities);
    • Previous academic positions (in chronological order, including location, dates of employment, professional title, and responsibilities);
    • A detailed list of your academic publications (journal articles, books, chapters, exhibitions) including full citations with the name of publication, title of work, date of publication, and page numbers, if possible;
    • Other relevant academic work (including supervision of master’s and Ph.D. theses, conference presentations, grants / honors / awards, professional affiliations).
  3. Academic statement. Please provide a thorough statement detailing your academic and professional background and experience, including a thorough description of your academic research interests. Please be sure to include a description of the activities that you have undertaken in your academic positions as well as an explanation of the activities (research, teaching, publishing, etc.) you would undertake during a fellowship. Please note that academic statements are generally a minimum of one page.

Read more at Scholar Rescue Fund

15 PhD studentships at Staffordshire University

We are pleased to invite applications for 15 PhD studentships at Staffordshire University commencing in September 2017. These studentships are available across several of our academic schools.

The Studentships will run for 3 years and include:

  • A fee waiver equivalent to the home/EU rate
  • A Tax-free stipend of £14,553 p.a. for three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

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The University and College Union (UCU)

You can get in contact with leading academic union in UK.

The University and College Union (UCU) represents over 110,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK. 

Key contact people that academics can email to

İsim /E-mail / Twitter / Üniversite

1 De Brouwer Jean-Louis / [email protected] / @eu_echo / UCL

2 Bailleux Antoine / [email protected] /@AntoineBailleux /UCL-FUSL

3 Berger Vincent/ [email protected] / @BergerVincent/ College d’Europe

4 Wihtol de Wenden Catherine / [email protected] / SciencePo Paris, CNRS

5 McBride Jeremy / [email protected] / Monkton Chambers

6 Murdoch Jim / [email protected] / University of Glasgow

7 Gardner Piers / [email protected] / Monkton Chambers

8 Mc Crudden Christopher / [email protected] / Queen’s University Belfast

9 Mountfield Helen/ [email protected] / @HelenMountfield / Matrix Chambers

10 Douglas-Scott Sionaidh / [email protected] / University of Oxford

11 Roberts Adam / [email protected] / Oxford University

12 Aradau Claudia / [email protected] / @claudia_aradau / King’s College London

13 Schabas William / [email protected] / Middlesex University London

14 Karavias Markos / [email protected] / Universiteit van Amsterdam

15 Money-Kyrle Rebecca / [email protected] / University of Oxford

16 Hatzis Aristides N. / [email protected] / @AristidesHatzis / University of Athens

17 Carlier Jean-Yves / [email protected] / UCL

18 De Schutter Olivier / [email protected] /@DeSchutterUNSR / UCL

19 Callewaert Johan / [email protected] / UCL

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