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Supporting Higher Education in Refugee Resettlement - SHERR Consortium



The SHERR program is designed to support promising approaches to engagement in refugee resettlement on the part of higher education institutions, with the larger aim of growing and strengthening the domestic capacity for placement of refugees in communities across the U.S.

Grants are now available to support higher education engagement in refugee resettlement! SHERR is seeking innovations and projects that expand and strengthen the capacity of refugee resettlement through the engagement of colleges and universities. Collaborative applications are now being accepted through January 21st at 9 pm ET.


  1. Collaboration: Proposals must be submitted by a team that includes at least one accredited higher education institution and at least one resettlement organization.
  2. Membership in Welcome Campus Network: The higher education institution must be (or commit to becoming) a member of the Welcome Campus Network.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), SHERR is a collaboration led by World Learning, in partnership with the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and ImmigrationWelcome.US, and the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC). The SHERR program aims to strengthen pathways of engagement for U.S. colleges and universities to participate in refugee resettlement by offering access to a growing network of practitioners, building a suite of resources, tools, and training, and administering innovation incentive grants.

More information and the application form are available here.

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