Help for scientists stranded abroad after US immigration ban
02.02.2017, by Sibylle Classen in announcement
Announcement of a website where people can offer to accommodate scientists stranded outside the US in their labs
Dear EASP members
Please see below a message distributed through the Initiative for Science in Europe (the body who lobbies for funds for science, which was at the origin of the ERC scheme) to publicize a website where people can offer to accommodate scientists stranded outside the US in their labs. For more info, please see the message below or the link.
The Executive Committee
I am writing to propose that we as European researchers should try to help scientists who are stranded outside the US as a result of the recent immigration ban. Some individuals and institutions in Europe have already pledged to temporarily host such scientists.
One of the difficulties I see is that it may not be easy for junior researchers locked out of the US to make contact with non-US scientists who could help them. Conversely, those of us willing to help will have problems identifying the persons in need. And this is perhaps where EMBO can help.
We have just set up a webpage at http://www.embo.org/science-solidarity where you can enter your name if you and your lab can offer temporary bench space, a desk, access to a library, and perhaps even accommodation.
The website is not restricted to EMBO Members or the life sciences, but should ideally be used by as broad a group of scientists as possible; so please forward this mail to your local or wider community. The EMBO communications team will then use their social and other media channels to make the site widely known.
Please also let your colleagues in the US know that we are ready to help.
Prof. Maria Leptin
EMBO - excellence in life sciences
69117 Heidelberg, Germany