Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MSCA4Ukraine

Please find here responses to frequently asked questions about the MSCA4Ukraine scheme. We will continue to add to this list over the course of the scheme.

1. I am a researcher from Ukraine and would like to be considered for a fellowship under the MSCA4Ukraine scheme. What are the eligibility criteria with regard to researchers?

As noted in the MSCA4Ukraine Call for applications and terms of reference, applications must be submitted by prospective host institutions on behalf of a named researcher. Researchers are eligible to be nominated by a host organisation if they are:

(a) either (1) Ukrainian nationals, or (2) stateless persons, or nationals from third countries other than Ukraine, with their primary residence in Ukraine on 24 February 2022;

(b) either (1) have been displaced on or after 24 February 2022, or (2) are ready to be displaced from Ukraine;

(c) are postdoctoral researchers (i.e. in possession of a doctoral degree by the time the fellowship is set to begin), or doctoral candidates (i.e. enrolled in a doctoral programme at a higher education institution in Ukraine, leading to the award of a doctoral degree)

(d) have the language skills required to successfully conduct their research activities at the envisaged host institution, as confirmed by the applicant host institution.

2. Does my organisation need to be a member of the Scholars at Risk Network in order to apply? 

No. As noted in the pre-call announcement, host organisations can be academic or non-academic organisations in any EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. (Please see questions 3 and 4 for additional specifications in this regard).

3. Are prospective host organisations in Ukraine eligible to apply? 

The primary host organisation (the MSCA4Ukraine applicant) must be outside Ukraine, but organisations within Ukraine can host researchers during a secondment arrangement and in a reintegration phase of up to one-third of the fellowship duration. While the standard MSCA mobility rules will not apply to the MSCA4Ukraine scheme, the principle of mobility still applies.

4. Are host organisations in the UK eligible to apply? 

At present, only host organisations in countries already associated to Horizon Europe at the time of the MSCA4Ukraine application are eligible to apply for funding under MSCA4Ukraine. However, organisations established in non-associated third countries can host researchers for short-term secondments.

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