2017/18 Asfari Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews


Type of scholarship: Three-month Fellowship. Partner institution: Centre for Syrian Studies, University of St Andrews. Subjects:The selected fellow will conduct her/his own independent research project on contemporary Syria that she/he will work on and discuss with members of the Centre while resident at St. Andrews. Who can apply: Fellows will normally hold a university degree, […]

Developing Leaders Program for Non-profit Professionals at Columbia Business School, 11-16 March 2018


o Length of Bursary: One week intensive course o Partner Institution: Columbia Business School, New York o Who can apply: Syrians living in Syria, or displaced in Lebanon, Turkey or the UK; Lebanese citizens; Palestinian nationals, or refugee or displaced Palestinians living in Syria or Lebanon, or Palestinian citizens of Israel; British nationals who live […]

One year on: Hands Up for Syria Appeal


The Hands Up for Syria Appeal, which ended on 9 May 2016, raised £4,129,841 from generous donors.  Together with matching funding from the Asfari and Said Foundations, which matched donations pound for pound, £8,259,682 was raised for Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, to be spent on educating […]

The White Helmets wins Oscar for Short Documentary film


The Foundation joined thousands across the world in congratulating The White Helmets for being awarded the Oscar for Short Documentary film, just months after being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech, director Orlando von Einsiedel read a statement from White Helmets founder Raed al-Saleh, saying that “We are so grateful that […]

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace launches report


The Asfari Foundation is supporting the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Arab World Horizons Project: an affirmative agenda for a changing Middle East. This project, which will take place over three years, consists of research and consultations on key challenges in the Arab region, aiming to develop a broad policy framework examining these challenges and developing […]