Insights and statistics from the MSCA4Ukraine fellowship programme

By the MSCA4Ukraine first call’s cut-off date of  November 11, 2022, a total of 403 applications were received on behalf of 402 candidates, of which there were approximately 71% female researchers and 29% male researchers. Approximately 4,4% of applications were deemed ineligible. In addition, 198 applications were submitted after November 11. In line with the scheme’s Terms of Reference, since all funding was committed on the basis of applications received before November 11, applications received after this date were not evaluated.

In terms of career levels of the candidates, 8% of the eligible applications were submitted on behalf of doctoral candidates, and 92%  for PhD-degree holders. Applications were submitted by host institutions from 28 countries (Fig. 1), with the highest number from Germany, Czechia, Spain, France and Italy.

The evaluation and selection process was carried out as outlined in the first call’s MSCA4Ukraine ToR for Applicants (2022) and was supported by a very high level of solidarity from the global academic community. In fact, over 450 external experts from over 45 countries were recruited for evaluation.

MSCA4Ukraine Results 2023

The MSCA4Ukraine consortium is pleased to announce the results of the scheme’s evaluation and selection process. Funded under the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, the MSCA4Ukraine scheme will provide fellowship support to 124 researchers from Ukraine to continue their research in 21 host countries. Please find below the list of successful applications to MSCA4Ukraine as at 6 June 2023, in alphabetical order and by country. This list is subject to change as applicants accept or decline their fellowship awards. The final list will be available in due course and may include applicants currently on the ranked reserve list.

Host CountryHost InstitutionResearch AreaLevelDuration in monthsResearch Project Title
AustriaUniversität für Bodenkultur WienENGPostdoctoral24Municipal solid waste and landfill management, reconstruction and
monitoring in the post-war Ukraine
AustriaUniversität für Weiterbildung KremsENGPostdoctoral24Development of Phenomenological Models of Mechanical Properties
for Advanced Multiphysics Material Simulation of Polycrystalline
AustriaUniversität SalzburgSOCPostdoctoral24Cultural Adaptation and Evaluation of Nukkuaa4Ukraine: a CBTbased
Online Sleep Treatment Program
AustriaNaturhistorisches Museum WienSOCPostdoctoral24The Viennese Unpublished Caucasian Collection and New
Approaches to the Late Bronze-Early Iron Ages of the Caucasus
BelgiumGhent UniversitySOCPostdoctoral24“(In)visible crime: Dealing with conflict-related sexual violence in
international and national contexts. A case-study of Ukraine”
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenCHEPostdoctoral24Fluorescent sorting of black plastics (FLUOSORT)
BelgiumUniversity of AntwerpPHYPostdoctoral24Plasma-assisted cracking of ammonia to hydrogen using gliding arc
BelgiumUniversity of AntwerpENGPostdoctoral24Crowd shipping initiatives for sustainable development of urban
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLIFDoctoral24GynCoviRisk - Assessing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 for pregnancy and
as possible cause of birth defects
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenECOPostdoctoral24Can the rehabilitation after the war be an opportunity to put
Sustainability more on the agenda in Ukraine?
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenSOCPostdoctoral24Strengthening the Rule of Law in Ukraine through a Reform of the
Judicial Process for Litigating Matters of Collective Interest:
Enhancing Access to Justice for War Victims
BelgiumKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLIFPostdoctoral24Development of pre-vascularized human soft bone callus implant for
accelerated vessel ingrowth in large implants
CyprusUniversity of CyprusSOCPostdoctoral24Documentation & Accessibility of Rumeic Folk Songs
Czech RepublicCrop Research InstituteLIFPostdoctoral24Nanocomposite hydrogels for cryopreservation of plant genetic
Czech RepublicCzech University of Life Sciences PragueENVPostdoctoral21Evaluation of “bioavailable” pool of Cd in soil by determination of Cd
concentration and its stable isotope composition coupled with a single
extraction procedure to decipher cadmium biogeochemical cycling in
the soil-plant continuum
Czech RepublicCzech University of Life Sciences PragueENGPostdoctoral24Phosphogypsum as a mineral resource for bioprocesses
Czech RepublicUniversity of Chemistry and Technology PragueCHEDoctoral24To link or to make? N-Heterocycles in two dimensions
Czech RepublicMasaryk UniversityLIFPostdoctoral18Adaptor protein Ruk/CIN85 as a potential molecular marker in human
Czech RepublicUniversity of Chemistry and Technology PragueCHEPostdoctoral24Development of Anion-Exchange Membranes for Hydrogen Producing
Alkaline Electrolysers
Czech RepublicMasaryk UniversityLIFPostdoctoral24Annual vegetation of European wetlands: diversity, habitats and alien
plant invasions
Czech RepublicBiology Centre CASLIFPostdoctoral24Define Biology of Babesia – Hemoglobin as a Source of Nutrients for
Intracellular Parasite Development and Disease Progression
Czech RepublicTechnical University of LiberecPHYPostdoctoral24Control Methods of Ferroelectric Self-Assembly
Czech RepublicTechnical University of LiberecPHYPostdoctoral24Microstructural evolution and atmospheric oxidation of nanocrystalline
films, as a way to create functional structures.
Czech RepublicUniversity of Pardubice ENGPostdoctoral24USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN
Czech RepublicMasaryk UniversityLIFPostdoctoral24Novel Cytokinin-Like Compounds: Signaling and Mechanism of Action
in Arabidopsis and Brassicaceae Oilseeds
Czech RepublicUniversity of West BohemiaENGPostdoctoral24Renewable energy sources and Digital Twin
Czech RepublicSilva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental GardeningLIFPostdoctoral24Unveiling multiscale spatial patterns of mistletoe distribution and their
driving factors in tree canopies using remote sensing
Czech RepublicCzech Academy of SciencesSOCPostdoctoral24Exceptionalism in Ukrainian philosophical and political thought in the
19th and early 20th centuries
Czech RepublicCzech Academy of SciencesLIFPostdoctoral24Deciphering the interplay between the fusogens and the membrane
curvature by means of molecular simulations
Czech RepublicMasaryk UniversityLIFPostdoctoral24Structural characterization of phage assembly and genome packaging
in bacterial cells
EstoniaUniversity of TartuSOCPostdoctoral24Between Resilience and Democracy: Wartime Political
Transformations in Ukraine
EstoniaUniversity of TartuLIFPostdoctoral24Design and development of 3D-printed medicines for bioactive
materials of Ukrainian and Estonian medicinal plants origin
EstoniaUniversity of TartuLIFPostdoctoral24Genetic, social and cultural diversity in Iron Age settlements of
Ukrainian forest-steppe
EstoniaTallinn University of TechnologyLIFPostdoctoral12The role of extracellular vesicles from follicular fluid on the function of
cultured primary granulosa cells
FinlandTampere UniversityCHEPostdoctoral24Plasmon-enhanced catalytic reactions for renewable fuels
FinlandUniversity of HelsinkiSOCDoctoral24The Implementation of the Rule of Law in the Nordic countries via
Access to Justice
FinlandUniversity of HelsinkiECOPostdoctoral24Achieving Sustainable Development Goals progress through an
integrated cross-sectoral analysis of banking and agri-food on
sustainability reporting transparency
FinlandUniversity of TampereSOCDoctoral24Gender identity formation of Ukrainians through video game
FranceSorbonne UniversiteCHEPostdoctoral24Molecular Tweezers for Multifunctional Communicating Systems
FranceCNRS Centre de NeurochimieLIFPostdoctoral18Role of the Phospholipid Scramblase-1 in synaptic vesicle
endocytosis: identification of new regulators.
FranceUniversite Toulouse III Paul SabatierCHEDoctoral8Switchable materials based on spin-crossover complexes
FranceUniversite d'AngersCHEPostdoctoral24Thermosensitive and photosensitive poloxazolines based polymers as switches and fluorescent labels for biomedical applications
FranceLe Mans UniversiteCHEDoctoral8Gelatin-alginate hydrogels for hard-to-heal wounds
FranceUniversite de StrasbourgSOCPostdoctoral24The Role of Local Authorities in the Implementation of the Judgments
of the European Court of Human Rights
FranceUniversite Toulouse III Paul SabatierCHEDoctoral24Synthesis and photophysical studies of Ruthenium complexes with
nitrosyl ligand and luminescent antennas for photoactivated
FranceInstitut National de la Sante et de la Recherche MedicaleCHEPostdoctoral24Sub-molecular in situ visualizations of the potential-dependent
interfacial process: novel system for new insight on ion channels
FranceInstitut national de recherche pour l'agriculture, l'alimentation et l'environnementLIFPostdoctoral24MargO: Pedunculate Oak climate sensitivity in southern MARGinal
populations over Europe
FranceUniversite d'AngersECOPostdoctoral24The potential of collective intelligence for sustainable digital
transformation in SMEs (CIDI STEP)
FranceUniversite d'AngersCHEPostdoctoral24Conducting (chiral) ladders and nanotubules (CONTINUES)
FranceUniversite de StrasbourgCHEPostdoctoral24Rational molecular design, synthesis, and bioconjugation of nextgeneration
fluorescent molecular rotors as probes for RNA
FranceInstitut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnementLIFPostdoctoral24WOLDS: The endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia from native and
invasive populations of the pest Drosophila suzukii: population
genomics and consequences for host fitness
GeorgiaIlia State UniversitySOCPostdoctoral24Identify effective pathways to reach children and adults with
disabilities among refugees from Ukraine
GermanyHelmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrumENVPostdoctoral24Reconstruction of the Ukrainian seismic network
GermanyAlfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und MeeresforschungLIFPostdoctoral24Coral-associated microbiota as indicator of shifts in cold-water coral
fitness near Chilean salmon farms
GermanyTechnische Universität ChemnitzPHYPostdoctoral8“Microellipsometric investigations of ordered lattices of plasmonic
nanoparticles – influence of the ordering” Nanoparticles Plasmonics
GermanyDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron HamburgPHYPostdoctoral24Mechanisms of luminescence enhancement in oxide nanoparticles
and composites with heterovalent substitutions
GermanyInstitut für deutsche Sprache, MannheimSOCPostdoctoral18Language Dynamics in times of the Russia-Ukraine War
GermanyLeibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung DresdenPHYPostdoctoral24Control of graphene surface plasmon-polaritons (SPP) propagation
and modulation properties in hybrid graphene-dielectric metasurfaces
using finite-element electromagnetic simulations
GermanyEberhard Karls Universität TübingenSOCPostdoctoral24Ukrainian literature in Germany: the image of Ukraine in Germanlanguage
literary translations and in literary studies
GermanyUniversität PaderbornSOCPostdoctoral12Women Philosophers and Scientists: Ecofeminism against Ecocide
during and after the war
GermanyUniversität GreifswaldLIFPostdoctoral24Global biodiversity patterns of corticulous myxomycetes
GermanyHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfCHEPostdoctoral24Application of quantum chemistry methods to predict supramolecular
architecture of halogen and amino substituted aromatic compounds
GermanyHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfCHEPostdoctoral24Targeting advanced aminothiol-based radioprotective agents
derivatized by quinolines
GermanyUniversität KonstanzSOCPostdoctoral12Use of factorial design to determine the significance of personal social status characteristics (according to the Adapted for Ukraine Warner’s Status Characteristics Index)
GermanyUniversität RegensburgSOCPostdoctoral24Legal Transplants in Stock Corporation Law of Eastern European
GermanyLeibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in in TransformationsökonomienLIFPostdoctoral24Sustainability reporting and access to capital (for post-war recovery)
of agricultural enterprises in Ukraine
GermanyTechnische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu BraunschweigMATPostdoctoral15Qualitative Behavior of Solutions of Nonlinear Partial Differential
Equations and Removability Conditions
GermanyDeutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron HamburgPHYPostdoctoral24Ionization Losses of Relativistic Particles in Crystals (ION-LOSS)
GermanyBrandenburgische Technische UniversitätCHEPostdoctoral24Visual Encoding of Obscure Particles: Plasmonic Mapper-Magnifier
for Express Identification of Micro- and Nano-bodies
GermanyJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenMATPostdoctoral24A new approach to optimal numerical differentiation and its application
for solving equations of mathematical physics
GermanyEberhard Karls Universität TübingenSOCPostdoctoral24Understanding the productivity of derivational morphology: internal vs
external factors
GermanyHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinSOCPostdoctoral24Between the languages: Linguistic basics, institutional forms and
didactic concepts of teaching Ukrainian as a heritage language in
Berlin and beyond
GermanyJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenMATPostdoctoral24Modules over group rings of linear groups of finite rank and their
applications in Modern Harmonic Analysis
GermanyLeibniz-Institut für Zoo- und WildtierforschungLIFPostdoctoral18Moving over the frontier: habitat and climate drivers of bat population
abundances and bat assemblages across the East European Plain
GermanyUniversität BayreuthENGPostdoctoral24Hydrogen Influence on Fe-Ni-Al Alloys
IrelandRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandSOCPostdoctoral24Health Profiles, Health Care Needs and Coping Strategies of
Ukrainian Female Refugees Settled in the Czech Republic and
IrelandRoyal College of Surgeons in IrelandENGPostdoctoral24Establishing pathways to safe surgery: case of Malawi, Zambia and
Tanzania (SURGpath)
ItalyUniversita di PisaENVPostdoctoral24Evaluation of accumulation, contamination/migration of Tritium in
concrete nuclear facility
ItalyUniversita di PisaCHEDoctoral12Synthesis of functionalizable heterocycles for the study of new
peptidomimetic conjugates for biomedical applications
ItalyIstituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaPHYPostdoctoral24Evolution of radio emission from the remnant of supernova 1987A by
magnetohydrodynamic modeling and comparison with the
ItalyUniversita di FoggiaLIFPostdoctoral24Combined Behavioural and Molecular Landscape of Autism Spectrum
Disorders and its Prognostic Implication in Mice
ItalyUniversita degli Studi di TorinoPHYDoctoral24Tools for understanding semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering
LatviaUniversity of LatviaENGPostdoctoral24Innovative two-dimensional nanomaterials for photo-thermal therapy
of melanoma
LatviaVidzeme University of Applied SciencesSOCPostdoctoral24CineGame Ukraine: a Contemporary Ukrainian Research-based
Digital Art Game for Developing Narrative Skills and Cinema Literacy
LithuaniaVilnius UniversityCHEPostdoctoral24Electrochemical synthesis of multifunctional (magnetic and
electrocatalytic) films of nanostructured rhenium superalloys deposits
LithuaniaNational Cancer InstituteLIFPostdoctoral24Bacterial Lectins and Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells as a Way to
Improve Cancer Immunotherapy
LithuaniaVilnius UniversitySOCPostdoctoral19Digital forensic, open data source and artificial intelligence as tools of international security
LithuaniaNature Research Centre Laboratory of EcotoxicologyLIFPostdoctoral24Study of the protective potential of probiotics in combination with
nanoparticles during long-term exposure to juvenile fish to assess
possible risks
LuxembourgUniversite de LuxembourgLIFPostdoctoral24Universal mental health training for frontline professionals: further development and adjustment for warrelated
needs and future post-war recovery in Ukraine
LuxembourgUniversite de LuxembourgSOCPostdoctoral24Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and the EU Preventive
Restructuring Directive 2019/1023: Success or Failure?
NetherlandsUniversity of GroningenSOCDoctoral11Careers in times of war: Assessing the impact of war on career selfefficacy
and adaptability of Ukrainian data scientists
NetherlandsLeiden UniversitySOCPostdoctoral24Development of research assessment practices that contribute to the
development of Ukrainian science, economy and society
NetherlandsVrije University AmsterdamECOPostdoctoral24Creating favorable conditions for activation innovative
entrepreneurship and startups in the post-war period in Ukraine
based on European experience
NetherlandsUniversity of GroningenCHEPostdoctoral24Supramolecular polymerization motors: “viewed and felt” by atomic
force microscopy
NetherlandsDelft University of TechnologyECOPostdoctoral24Improving the resilience of Ukrainian agriculture for post-war soil
restoration and carbon mitigation
NetherlandsWageningen UniversityLIFPostdoctoral24Ukrainian wildfires of war: changes in fire regimes as a result of the
direct and indirect effects of war
NetherlandsWageningen UniversitySOCPostdoctoral24Solidarity as Responsible Business Conduct: beyond Corporate
Respect for Human Rights
NorwayUniversity of OsloSOCPostdoctoral24UAGREEKS: Study of the transnational connections of southern Ukraine through the history of its Greek minority from the 18th to the 21st century
NorwayUniversity of BergenSOCDoctoral24Issues of domestic prosecution of war crimes in Ukraine during the
Russo-Ukrainian war of 2022
NorwayUniversity of OsloMATPostdoctoral24Robustness, Asymptotic Behavior and Stability of Models Based on
Stochastic Differential Equations
PolandUniversity of Life Sciences in LublinENGPostdoctoral24Electroconsolidation process and its effect on the structure and
properties of the nanostructured materials sintered out of powders
PolandPolish Academy of SciencesPHYPostdoctoral24THz-properties of nanoscale plasmonic crystal structures and currentdriven
mechanisms of plasmon instability for generation of THz
PolandGdansk University of TechnologyENGPostdoctoral24Systemic, risk-informed decision support system for the definition of
boundary conditions for safe inland navigation based on a novel
logico-linguistic model
PolandForest Research InstitutLIFPostdoctoral12Extreme climate events signature in pedunculate oak wood at rear
edges of its range
PolandPolish Academy of SciencesLIFPostdoctoral24Molecular epidemiological survey and genetic analysis of vectorborne
pathogens of horses in Ukraine, Poland and Slovakia
PolandJagiellonian UniversityCHEPostdoctoral24Fenton-like heterogeneous ferrite catalysts with improved adsorption
properties for wet oxidation of organic pollutants
PolandPoznan University of Life SciencesENGPostdoctoral24Biogas Solutions in overcoming the energy, climate and food crisis in
EU and Ukraine
PolandUniversity of RzeszowLIFPostdoctoral24Genetic control of lignocellulosic sugar transport and metabolism
during alcoholic fermentation of the thermotolerant yeast Ogataea
SlovakiaSlovak Academy of SciencesCHEPostdoctoral24Novel polymer matrixes and micro/nanocarriers for biosensing
SloveniaUniversity of LjubljanaPHYPostdoctoral24Phase behaviour and effects of co-solutes on aggregation of proteins
in aqueous solution
SloveniaUniversity of LjubljanaPHYPostdoctoral24Application of the van der Waals concept to microscopic
understanding the thermodynamics of ionic systems
SpainFundacion Universitaria San Pablo CEULIFPostdoctoral24Bio-nanoparticles loaded with bacterial elicitors to improve plant adaptation to water limiting conditions (drought and salinity)
SpainUniversidad de SalamancaSOCPostdoctoral24TRANSPONTIC: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in the Northern
Pontic Region: A multi-proxy approach to the socio-economic and
symbolic practices of forager societies
SpainUniversidad de BurgosSOCPostdoctoral24Green hydrogen in the conditions of war and increasing the
competitiveness of the state
SpainGermans Trias i Pujol Research InstituteLIFPostdoctoral24Study of first and second-line drug resistance patterns of
Mycobacterium tuberculosis by molecular methods in clinical samples
for preparedness of TB control healthcare system in Ukraine (TBpreparedness4Ukraine)
SpainUniversidad de SevillaECOPostdoctoral24Social welfare preferences towards sustainable development
SpainUniversidad de ValenciaCHEPostdoctoral24Chemical design of triazole-based spin crossover complexes for their
integration in molecular spintronic devices
SpainUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliENVPostdoctoral24Climatological and meteorological aspects of heat waves in Europe
Spain Instituto de Astrofisica de CanariasPHYPostdoctoral24Ultracool dwarfs modelling: the bridge between planets and stars
SwedenChalmers University of TechnologyCHEPostdoctoral24Carbon-induced corrosion in dual atmosphere relevant
SwedenUppsala UniversityLIFDoctoral24Plants do not respect political borders: development of a unified
classification system for conservation management
SwedenGothenburg UniversitySOCPostdoctoral24Dialogues, disputes and battles: propaganda during the Great
Northern War 1700–1721
SwedenLund UniversityLIFDoctoral24Deciphering the role of sodium butyrate on the enteric nervous
system and microglia phenotype in Alzheimer’s disease
SwedenUppsala UniversityPHYPostdoctoral24Nanometre-scale emittance electron beams for laboratory X-ray Free-
Electron Laser
SwedenSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesLIFPostdoctoral24Genomic composition of Ukrainian apple germplasm
*Legend for Research Area:

CHE – Chemistry; ECO – Economic Sciences; ENG – Information Science and Engineering; ENV – Environment and Geosciences; LIF – Life Sciences; MAT – Mathematics; PHY – Physics; SOC – Social Sciences and Humanities

Last updated: 6 June 2023

This list is subject to change as applicants accept or decline their offers. The final list will be available in due course and may include applicants currently on the ranked reserve list.

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