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Information & Resources for Researchers from Ukraine

1. Fellowships for researchers from Ukraine

This list of resources for researchers from Ukraine was initiated by the EU-funded Inspireurope project in March 2022, and is now updated and maintained by MSCA4Ukraine.

Europe-wide support

The European Commission launched the ‘European Research Area for Ukraine’ ERA4Ukraine portal, a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The ERA4Ukraine portal is launched on the existing EURAXESS network, which supports researchers by connecting more than 600 centres and 43 national portals across the EU Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe. All information will soon be available in both English and Ukrainian.

European Research Council: Here is a list of job offers in ERC-funded research teams. The European Research Council (ERC) has appealed to its grantees to provide temporary employment to refugee researchers and support staff, such as technician and lab managers, from Ukraine.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fund excellent research and innovation and equip researchers at all stages of their career with new knowledge and skills, through mobility across borders and exposure to different sectors and disciplines. The MSCA help build Europe’s capacity for research and innovation by investing in the long-term careers of excellent researchers. See a list of open calls here.

Open call for Proposals-COST Action Funding. COST Actions are interdisciplinary research networks that last for four years and are open to all science and technology fields. They fund networking activities such as events, training schools, and virtual tools. With COST Action funding, researchers can propose networks based on their interests or ideas. Deadline: 25 October 2023.

New EU-supported Nature-based Solutions Hub launched in Ukraine. NetworkNature is a Horizon 2020-funded coordination and support action bringing together EU-funded research and innovation projects on Nature-based Solutions (NbS). It has partnered with WWF-Ukraine to launch the Ukraine Nature-based Solutions Hub. The Ukraine NbS Hub will also facilitate stronger networks between the EU and Ukraine’s R&I actors and explore cooperation under relevant Horizon Europe calls. Further details at the link above.

European Hematology Association: Ukraine Bridge Funding programme is a 1 year non-clinical funding opportunity for Ukrainian hematologists and researchers in hematology. Candidates must be working at PhD or postdoctoral level. Before applying, candidates must have already found a prospective position in a European lab or institution. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

European Association for Cancer Research funded short-term placements available in cancer research labs. The placement is likely to be unpaid, but the EACR can provide grant funding up to €5000 to cover any travel, accommodation and subsistence not funded by the host lab. A variety of opportunities are listed for researchers from Ukraine who were actively working in Ukraine until the Russian invasion on 24 February 2022.

Federation of European Biochemical Societies Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowships are specifically for active molecular life scientists who are resident in Ukraine at the point of application, or displaced from Ukraine as a result of war in the country. They should be a member of the Ukrainian Biochemical Society or hosted by a scientist who is a member of a FEBS Constituent Society. These Fellowships are for short-term visits to a host laboratory for a period of up to 4 months and have a fixed monetary value of €12,000 to use for travel to the host laboratory and living subsistence for the duration of the Fellowship.

The European University of Post-Industrial Cities (UNIC) is an alliance of ten universities impacting education, research, and community engagement to develop post-industrial cities. It has recently opened a call for the “UNIC Seed Fund” which offers small-scale support for engaged research project proposal development across all disciplines within the UNIC consortium and beyond. Further information is available here. Deadline: July 28, 2023 (23:59 local time)

House of Europe is an EU-funded programme fostering professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their colleagues in EU countries and the UK. The online platform contains information about a wide range of EU opportunities available to Ukrainians.

ELIA is a European network of Higher Arts Education. Please see the resources page to find links to relevant initiatives to support Ukraine organised by members across Europe .

Ukraine Global Faculty is a not-for-profit initiative formed to provide Ukrainian students and professionals (including scholars) with access to state-of-the-art online lectures and master classes.

Ukraine Global University

Invisible University for Ukraine

Eurizon is an EU-funded project about European scientific and technical collaboration in the field of research infrastructures, and it includes in addition a special focus on coordination and support measures dedicated to support Ukrainian scientists and Ukrainian RIs as well as strengthening the RI landscape in Europe. In particular, work programme 9 focuses on providing support and training opportunities to scientists and technicians from Ukraine. Work programme 10 is designed to contribute to RI capacity building in Ukraine in all scientific domains and to enhance the sustainability of the European RIs of the consortium. Further details to follow.


Ernst Mach-Ukraine scholarship is open to Ukrainian students already enrolled in a regular study programme at an Austrian higher education institution as well as students, scientists and researchers from Ukraine who wish to continue their studies or projects here. The grant programme is financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and implemented by the OeAD. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis without deadline.

TU Wien Post doc position available for researcher working in human movement biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering with mechanical/mechatronic engineering background.


The Belgian Science Policy Office has launched an initiative aimed at offering postdoctoral research stays (of maximum 12 months) in Belgian Federal Scientific Institutions to Ukrainian researchers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the number of 24 fellowships is reached.

Odysseus Network- Summer school on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Brussels. The objective is to give the participants a global understanding of the European Migration and Asylum policies from a legal perspective, including the latest developments in 2023. The programme is made of three parts (introductory courses, migration including visas, borders and asylum). Refugee applicants are encouraged to apply for financial support to attend the school. Deadline: 1 June 2023.

KU Leuven-Temporary Positions open to fleeing Ukrainian scientists or professionals. This page contains a table with information about temporary positions opened up by KU Leuven research groups and available for fleeing Ukrainian scientists or professionals. For each position, a contact person is listed.

Visiting Fellowship for Ukrainian Researchers at the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). With the support of the EU, TEPSA is offering a visiting fellowship position for Ukrainian researchers affected directly or indirectly by Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. This two-week fellowship will take place in September 2023. The visiting fellow will receive a EUR 1,500 allowance to cover travel, accommodation, living expenses, and any incidentals related to their stay in Brussels. The objective is to provide a privileged access to the Brussels political environment and to be in contact with EU policy-makers. Deadline: 4 June 2023.

The Research Foundation of Flanders financially supports fundamental scientific research, strategic basic research, clinical scientific research, the purchase of large-scale and medium-scale research infrastructure, and the management of large computing capacity in Flanders. A list of open calls is available here.

The Royal Academy of Belgium special prizes for researchers or artists of Ukrainian or Russian origin who have expressed their opposition to the invasion of Ukraine and have been directly affected by the war. This page also contains some helpful links to initiatives in Belgium and beyond.


The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) announce a Call for Applications for their joint programme to support scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine. The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October 2023 and July 2024) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks). Deadline: 15 June 2023.

IEES-BAS offers to researchers from Ukraine part/full-time 3-6 months employment of 2-3 laboratory technicians/PhD/postdoc or researchers with some experience in Electrochemistry, Physical-Chemistry or Materials Science. Assistance with accommodation for applicants and his/her spouse or dependent child(ren) can be provided.

Czech Republic

Charles University for Ukraine lists support services and other forms of assistance for students and scholars from Ukraine.

Czexpats in Science is an NGO uniting Czech scientists with experience from foreign institutions. From the beginning of the war in Ukraine, Czexpats are also trying to support incoming Ukrainian scientists to Czechia. One of the main activities is regular monthly UA-CZ Science Meetups where the UA scientist can present their research and also share their personal stories. Last two Meetups are possible to watch online.

Postdoctoral fellowship programme for excellent research in the Czech Republic. Fifteen postdoc fellowships are available in the fields of Biotechnologies/Biomedicine, Laser technologies, Space technologies, Sustainable Energy/Materials, and Digitalisation/AI, and its related-disciplines.

Successful applicants will be part of a one-of-a-kind program, offering the following benefits:

  • a highly attractive salary and family friendly conditions,
  • excellent training program in research and transferable skills,
  • international and interdisciplinary research groups,
  • intersectoral experiences in academic or non-academic, in the Czech Republic or abroad, and
  • numerous networking opportunities.

Applications are open to candidates from all over the world who have not lived in the Czech Republic for more than 12 months over the last 3 years (between June 2020 and June 2023). An online info day for potential candidates will take place on 16th May via zoom. The deadline for applications is July 3, 2023. 

More than 100 PhD topics / positions in the Czech Republic

The Institute of Sociology CAS aims to support researchers whose scientific work is threatened by war or persecution and other threats in their home country. Applicant must contact the Institute of Sociology CAS with a proposal matching the research profile of the institute. The funding is planned until the end of 2024. Part/full time opportunities are available.

Research Jobs –Job offers and other useful information, offers and links for Ukrainian researchers, scientists and their families.


On behalf of Scholars at Risk (SAR) Denmark, Universities Denmark (Danske Universiteter) is calling for applications for the SARU-fellowship programme for researchers at risk from Ukrainian universities. The SARU-fellowship will support seven (7) researchers affected by the war in Ukraine to continue their academic research in a secure and international environment at Danish universities. A fellowship includes a full salary and, if necessary, expenses related to visa and work permits. The programme is open to candidates from all disciplines. Fellowships will be for a period of up to 12 months. Deadline: 11 June 2023.

Schroeder Group – Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen is happy to host Ukrainian students or scientists at any level (BSc, MSc, PhD or postdoc) for a period of 3-4 months and potentially longer. The group works on evolutionary biology and ancient genomics with a focus on human population history and human-pathogen interactions.  Contact: [email protected], @bytesizeDNA.

Novo Nordisk Foundation lists open and upcoming calls for applications to a range of grants and fellowships in Denmark and beyond.


Pallas University of Applied Sciences is prepared to offer study opportunities for Ukrainian art students whose studies have been interrupted by the war. Every Ukrainian student application is approached on a case-by-case basis. 2023/2024 academic year, full-time studies. Ukrainian citizens can apply for all the curricula of Pallas (4 years, Bachelor level). The prerequisite for acceptance to Pallas is successfully passing the entrance exams.

The Estonian Research Council has prepared two support measures for the Ukrainian researchers who have fled to Estonia. Funding is provided for Estonian universities to hire Ukrainian researcher(s) to their grant project team (ETAG’s starting, team or developmental grant). The researcher must start their work in the team in 2023 and ETAG covers the costs for up to 6 months. More information can be found here.


The Finnish National Agency for Education- EDUFI fellowship for doctoral students from Ukraine. The scholarship can be granted to:

  • Doctoral students, who have fled Ukraine due to the Russian attack to Ukraine after 24 February 2022 and who have a host university in Finland (incl. both Ukrainian citizens and international students who cannot return to their home country)
  • Ukrainian doctoral students already in Finland

Priority can be given to candidates who have recently arrived to Finland.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.


Institut Pasteur: In the context of the current war in Ukraine, the Institut Pasteur is committed to financing the hosting of Ukrainian researchers in its research laboratories in Paris. If you are a Ukrainian and you are looking for a host laboratory, please reach out in order to discuss a potential joint collaboration. The practical aspects (accommodation, schools, etc.) related to the hosting of the persons whose collaboration would be confirmed will be specified at a later stage. Numerous opportunities are available.

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris offers support to students and researchers from Ukraine working on atomistic simulations of new materials and/or matter at extreme conditions and/or planetary interiors. PhD and/or postdoctoral and/or visiting opportunities are available.

IPBS-Toulouse will host an interested candidate in their lab. Strong possibility of gaining additional funding in 2023.


The Federal Ministry for Education & Research calls for joint applications of German and Ukrainian research partners. The focus is on pilot projects. Up to 80.000 euro can be granted for the period up to 24 months. Deadline: 22 June 2023.

Leopoldina Ukraine Distinguished Fellowship– The German National Academy of Sciences introduces a special fellowship for scientists from Ukraine who have their careers in science endangered or interrupted by the war to resume or continue their research activities, and remain in academia. The funding is person-related and designed for outstanding post-doctoral level scientists from Ukraine to work on an independent research project at a university or research institution in Germany for an initial period of one year, while maintaining their affiliation at a Ukrainian institution. Applications can be submitted at any time and from any location, regardless of whether the applicant has already left Ukraine or not.

The second selection round of the Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile is now open. The Academy invites applications from scholars from Ukraine as well as at-risk researchers from Russia and Belarus whose work  focuses on the following areas: law, political science, history, cultural studies, and linguistics. The Academy offers academic supervision, administrative support and working spaces to successful applicants, in addition to integration of fellows into existing institutional networks and  comprehensive advice and support from the Refugee Scholar Support Departments of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn. Deadline: 31 May 2023.

The KAAD provides scholarships for study/research projects in Germany for short-term approval for the students and scientists affected by the war. Applicants are expected to have an above-average performance in previous studies or research; a commitment to the church and social commitment or willingness to engage in interreligious dialogue and their studies/research should be oriented towards a permanent reintegration into the respective home region as soon as this is possible again. Applications can be submitted at any time via the Catholic university communities, the Catholic student communities or directly to the KAAD.

Hamburg Program for Scholars at Risk – Science Bridge for Ukraine. As part of the Science Bridge for the Ukraine, the Authority for Science, Research, Equality and Districts (BWFGB) provides the Hamburg state universities with funds for 1 to 12-month scholarships for acutely endangered researchers from Ukraine. Target group: Ukrainian researchers at risk with a doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc.) as well as at-risk Ukrainian cultural and artistic workers with a master’s degree or comparable academic degree. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Technical University of Munich offers an integration programme for people who cannot take up or continue their studies due to the war in Ukraine. Participants of the integration program are registered as guest auditors will be able to attend courses at TUM, take exams for self-assessment, and thus get a professional orientation in the university environment; however, they are not enrolled as regular students. The usual application requirements apply for admission to regular studies at TUM. Registration for the integration program for the summer semester 2023 is open from January 1 to April 1, 2023.

Kühne Logistics University offers 100% bursaries to provide refugees from Ukraine with the opportunity to study a full-time program (preparation program, Bachelor or Master) in English. The bursary award is independent from your GPA. Deadline: 15 July 2023.

University of Tübingen has a resource page containing supports for students and researchers from Ukraine, including faculty funding for Ukrainian researchers, orientation programmes, and information about life in Tübingen.

Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München offers a central support program for Ukrainian scholars of all disciplines. Additionally, numerous faculties, institutes and academic centers offer subject-specific scholarship and fellowship programs.

The German Environmental Agency (UBA) offers scientists from Ukraine the opportunity to work as guest scientists with the agency. Opportunities are offered across a range of fields of study.

DAAD: General resources for Ukrainian students and scholars studying or working in Germany.

DAAD: New Support Offers in Germany.

German Research Foundation offers numerous resources for researchers at risk.

The Association of German Art Historians: Provides a list of German funding programs for scholars and a list of institutes of art history prepared to host scholars.


The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched a new supplemental grant scheme to encourage and enable holders of existing SFI grants, and their associated Host Institutions, to provide opportunities for displaced researchers from Ukraine to join and collaborate on existing SFI-funded grants in order to integrate swiftly into the Irish research system, to enable them to maintain continuity in their research career and to bring added benefit to the SFI grant from their expertise.

Applications are open to principal investigators of existing SFI-funded grants to provide relevant research positions to displaced researchers from Ukraine at any stage of their research career.

Health Research Board- Rapid Response Mechanism to support Ukrainian researchers in crisis 2022 (Ucrisis 2022). Under this scheme, Principal Investigators of eligible HRB awards can request supplementary funding for a named individual/s who have been displaced by the Russian invasion in Ukraine or who cannot return to Ukraine due to the invasion (and are being supported by the Irish Government under the Temporary Protection Directive). Funding can be requested for more than one named individual. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Dorothy COFUND programme will open its second call for applications on 1 March 2023. DOROTHY is a postdoctoral research programme that is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under MSCA. The Irish Research Council (IRC) in partnership with the Health Research Board (HRB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come together to create this new interdisciplinary fellowship programme on the topic of public health crises and their legacies. Deadline: 21 June 2023.



University of Bologna offers a range of opportunities for Ukrainian PhD students, post-docs, researchers and professors, refugees in Ukraine or holders of a permanent residence permit in Ukraine.

University of Milano-Bicocca is offering a two-year scholarship for the MSc in International Economics. Info on how to apply will be soon posted on the website; temporarily, applications can be submitted to [email protected] or to [email protected]

The Collegio Carlo Alberto and the Rimini Centre of Economic Analysis have jointly funded a scholarship for a Ukrainian student interested in furthering her/his studies with a Master in Economics at the Collegio Carlo Alberto. The scholarship covers

  1. The tuition fee of EUR 8,000 for the Master in Economics and
  2. Housing in Turin in a structure associated with the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Further information is available here.

University of Turin and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi is looking for candidates to apply to the Human Frontier Science Program initiative ‘Science for Scientists’ for a one-year full-time position at the lab working on neural circuits recruited in sexual imprinting. The candidates must be postdocs/advanced Ph.D. students/faculty with experience in neuroethology and/or neuroanatomical techniques.

The Ministry of University and Research has established a special fund to finance support measures for Ukrainian students, researchers and teachers so that they can carry out their activities at universities, institutions for higher artistic, musical and dance training and Italian research bodies.


The Holland Scholarship for international students from outside the European Economic Area who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s degree in the Netherlands. The scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science as well as several Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences and amounts to €5,000. Deadline: Either 1 May 2023 or 1 June 2023.

Maastricht University supports and resources for researchers and students from Ukraine.

Research internships available at University Medical Centre of Groningen. The Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of the UMCG in collaboration with the European Association of Medical Physics (EFOMP) encourages students and scientists from Ukraine to participate in research internships in the field of medical physics, radiation safety, medical imaging or personalized dosimetry. As a part of the internship, a research visit of 1 to 6 months can be arranged primarily at the UMCG, but alternatively can be requested at any National Member Organisation (NMO) country of the EFOMP (https://www.efomp.org/index.php?r=nmos). Deadline: 31 May 2023.

University of Groningen Language Buddies programme is designed to help scholars affected by the war in Ukraine, who struggle to get their work published in international academic journals for English language-related reasons. The aim is to match two scholars in the same field and thus to establish a support system, in order to support academics with publishing in international journals and thereby contributing to the global scientific debate.

Several positions are available at the department of Food Safety Research at Wageningen University and Research.


Cisco4Ukraine is an educational program offered by the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów (Poland) in partnership Cisco Networking Academy to support Ukrainian refugees in building their digital skills and employability. Get started with courses that focus on one of the greatest challenges facing businesses today: Cybersecurity and Python Programming Essentials and gain the practical skills you need for entry level jobs in the IT field. The courses are offered remotely so learners can benefit from the training regardless of their current or future location.

University of Warsaw has launched a programme called “Warsaw University for Ukraine” to support refugees from Ukraine who arrived in Poland from February 24, 2022. The programme offers 19 different activities and targets citizens of Ukraine from a non-academic background who crossed the border with Poland after  February 24, 2022.  All activities provided by the programme are free for participants. Activities include Polish and English language classes, computer courses, workshops and psychological support.

Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA)- Bilateral exchange of scientists. NAWA invites applications in the call for proposals for the bilateral exchange of scientists. The purpose of the competitions is to support the mobility of scientists in the implementation of research projects, agreed and carried out jointly by partners from partner countries. The co-financing is intended to cover only the costs of personal exchange.

The Bekker NAWA Programme-The aim of the Programme is to support the international mobility of PhD students, scientists and academic teachers in pursuit of scientific excellence by enabling them to conduct their research in renowned foreign institutions around the world.The Programme is open to PhD students and scientists representing all fields and disciplines of science as well as artistic disciplines. There are also no restrictions regarding countries where the Host Institutions are located. Research fellowships (3 to 24 months) shall allow scientists to stay in recognized research centres and to implement the Projects together with eminent foreign scientists and scientific teams as well as establish long-term relationship with foreign scientific teams.

SGH Warsaw School of Economics, along with CIVICA partner universities, is implementing the “CIVICA for Ukraine” project as part of the NAWA initiative “Solidarity with Ukraine”. The main objective of the “CIVICA for Ukraine” project is to develop and strengthen cooperation and dialogue between the CIVICA alliance, of which SGH is a member, and the academic communities of selected Ukrainian universities, particularly in the social sciences, humanities, management, and public policy. The project will be implemented from January to December 2023, and will include a variety of activities such as students, doctoral candidates, faculty and staff exchanges from Ukrainian universities, as well as conferences, study visits, internships, summer schools, seminars, workshops, and more.


The Hydraulics and Pneumatics Research Institute offers medium or long-term collaboration opportunities (minimum 24 months) with a high-level researcher, at the headquarters of the institute (located in Bucharest) or remotely. The Institute specialises in in the fields of mechanical engineering (fluid power), renewable energy, circular economy.

The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) announce a Call for Applications for their joint programme to support scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine. The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October 2023 and July 2024) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks). Deadline: 15 June 2023.

Platform uni4Ukraine, an initiative of students and teaching staff located primarily at the University of Bucharest. The project aims to identify, monitor and present in one place and in a user-friendly manner, the existing initiatives that support those who flee Ukraine via Romania, irrespective of citizenship. See also: https://uni4ukraine.unibuc.ro/en/help

Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca established a procedure regarding the invitation of academic staff from conflict-prone areas or where academic freedom is at risk.


University of Murcia offers an array of support services to Ukrainian students. Services offered include a student ID card, internet access, and a computer in the free access computer room for Ukrainian students who wish to continue their studies in their home institution. The University can also provide information about enrolment, grants, language classes and assistance with finding accommodation.

Research position available with research group in SoftMatter theory and SImulation at the Barcelona Institute of Materials Science (ICMAB) https://icmab.es/. The group seeks to host a researcher from Ukraine (it could be someone willing to leave its country or that is now outside the country) that cannot continue scientific activities due to the ongoing war. The offer is for a 2 years contract with a gross salary at the level of a postdoc (gross salary 39.133,63 Eur/year)

The University of Malaga offers research grants for research stays for renowned Ukrainian researchers. The maximum period of the stay will be six months. The financial support will be established in the Research Plan depending on the duration of the stay. Deadline: 30 June 2023.

A postdoctoral position is available at IBF research centre of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In partnership with Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia (FBB), the centre focuses on advancing knowledge about the physical and chemical processes underlying biology and disease.

  1. Postdoctoral Position in “Surface scaffolds for structural studies of biological membranes under high curvature” Deadline: Until position is filled.


Comenius University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on international project CEMBO. CEMBO is aimed at developing Excellence in the Research Area of Combating and Evaluation of Mixed Biofilms. The position is available immediately and is offered on a part-time or full-time basis until November 2023, based in Bratislava. Accommodation is provided. See Science4Ukraine for further details.

UCM Trnava has implemented a variety of measures to assist its students, including psychological support and financial assistance in the form of special scholarships and fee remission. More information: https://lnkd.in/d5qyiqNr

Bratislava Policy Institute lists additional opportunities here.


Swedish Research Council lists support initiatives for researchers from Ukraine.

Stockholm Universityfunding opportunities for Ukrainian researchers.

Lund University provides information and link to support initiatives for Ukrainian students, staff and others.


University of Bern, Medical Faculty is offering grants to visiting scholars (professors and postdoctoral researchers) from Ukraine, to teach and/or conduct research at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern. The grants provide a maximum of 2,000 CHF per full month spent at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern (pro-rated per week for shorter periods), for periods of up to 5 months (max. amount of 10,000 CHF per scholar). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF): The SNSF has made nine million Swiss francs available for measures at Swiss universities in connection with the war in Ukraine.

United Kingdom

The Oxford University Graduate Scholarships for Ukraine Programme 2023/2024 is open to nationals of Ukraine who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine, and will provide support for 18 full-time taught master’s students beginning courses at Oxford in the 2023-24 academic year. Each scholarship will cover course fees in full in addition to a £10,000 grant towards living expenses.

The Open University has expanded its support for those fleeing to the UK as a result of the war in Ukraine. New initiatives include a twinning programme with Horliv Higher Education Institution (HEI) of Foreign Languages and (HEI) Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics in addition to a postgraduate scholarship for students displaced from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus in partnership with King’s College London..

The University of Edinburgh Sanctuary Scholarship scheme aims to provide further academic training for doctoral students whose research has been affected by conflict. The scheme offers financial and welfare support to those who have been unable to either begin or continue their doctoral work due to conflict in their home country to continue their research studies at the University of Edinburgh. There are no deadlines for applications and allocation will be based on need.

University of Cambridge has implemented a variety of measures to assist and support academics and students displaced by the war in Ukraine, including fully funded residential placements, in a wide range of subjects, clinical placements for medical students, and help for academics still working in Ukraine.

Worldwide support

IIE-SRF accepts applications from professors and researchers facing threats to their lives or careers. Fellowships support temporary academic positions for up to one year at universities and other higher education institutions anywhere in the world where the scholars can continue their academic work in safety. Professors, researchers, and public intellectuals from any country, field, or discipline may apply. IIE-SRF fellowships are awarded quarterly. Applications are considered in the order in which they are received.

National Endowment for Democracy maintains a list of resources and supports for those fleeing Ukraine, including scholars and researchers.

UNHCR scholarship opportunities for refugees database contains a range of accredited higher education academic or scholarship programs verified by UNHCR.


The Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) has partnered with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation to deliver a program to support Ukrainian researchers in eligible fields of science who have been impacted by the war with Russia. The donation is being used to establish two different activities, each designed to offer practical support to enable the continuation of research and technology activities by Ukrainian scientists.

Activity 1 – Short-term visits

The first activity (Activity 1) will support Ukrainian researchers to participate in short-term visits to Australia to engage in project research at a host institution, or to participate in a conference and site visit program. The Australian host organisation is responsible for applying for the funding and administering the grant to cover the direct costs to support the visit. Funded short-term visits are designed to enable ongoing research activities to continue and provide opportunities for long-term collaborations between Australian and Ukrainian researchers, and the greater international scientific communities. Deadline: 7 June 2023.

Activity 2 – Facility access

The second activity (Activity 2) provides practical support to research being undertaken in Ukraine that has been impacted by the current war. Under this activity, Ukrainian researchers can access leading infrastructure capabilities in Australia, such as supercomputing facilities, microscopy and microanalysis, and telescopes. Ukrainian researchers will be able to send their samples to National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) facilities for analysis, with the results returned to the Ukrainian research institute. Funding will cover the cost of sending samples between Ukraine and the Australian testing facility, and the cost of testing and analysing the samples. This activity will keep Ukrainian researchers productive and publishing at their own institutes in Ukraine while also engaging in international collaborations.

Details on the eligibility criteria, application, assessment, and terms of the award can be found on the Activity 2 web page. Deadline: 31 May 2023.


The Federal University of Lavras has an open paid position for a researcher/professor in the area of plant physiology for 12-24 months. The CAPES (Brazilian Government Institution) offers a monthy fellowship (~USS 2,700.00; minimum wages in Brazil: ~USS 260.00) and UFLA offers individual apartments (housing and food). The main project in which the researcher will be involved is about crop physiology, photosynthesis, respiration, source-sink relations, biochemical lab analyses and plant growth. Qualified candidates from any country, including Ukraine, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have to prove a refugee status according to UN definition. Deadline: 31 May 2023.


Tel Aviv University International invites Ukrainian students to pursue their studies at the university for the upcoming academic year 2023-24, with the support of an exclusive scholarship fund. This fund offers full tuition coverage and is applicable to prospects who wish to study either an undergraduate or graduate degree in English.


The Fulbright Program is the oldest and most prestigious international program for exchange of scholars and students funded by the United States government. It offers a number of opportunities for graduate students, young professionals, junior faculty and researchers, including a program for Ukrainian academic and research institutions to host U.S. scholars.

Purdue University is expanding its’ Ukraine Scholar Initiative. The University seeks to recruit additional visiting scholars from Ukraine who have been displaced by the Russian invasion. The program will take place from August 11, 2023 – July 27, 2024.

Visiting scholars can be individuals with faculty positions at Ukrainian universities engaged in academic research or students enrolled in doctoral programs at Ukrainian universities who are engaged in dissertation research/writing. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and should be sent to Michael A. Brzezinski, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Programs, [email protected]

The Regional University System of Oklahoma’s six university presidents have announced a scholarship program for Ukrainians who have been severely impacted or displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The scholarship program will cover tuition and room and board for undergraduate Ukrainian students who are seriously impacted and/or displaced by the Russian invasion as determined by each institution. To be eligible, students must apply for admission by July 2024.

Scholars at Risk (SAR) announces new fellowship support for SAR network member institutions in North America looking to host threatened and displaced scholars from Ukraine. The purpose of the funds is to support the Ukrainian research and academic sector, enable continuing collaborations between scholars and institutions in or displaced from Ukraine and the international research community, and to anticipate and support rebuilding of the Ukrainian higher education and research sectors as conditions permit. Applications are open and will be reviewed on a rolling basis (beginning 17th Jan 2023) until funds are exhausted. Given the high levels of need among qualifying candidate populations, institutions are encouraged to submit complete applications at their earliest opportunity.

Departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech seek applications for a one-year, fixed term, full-time Research Assistant Professor position. The position is open to scholars who were working at an academic and/or research institution in Ukraine in February 2022 and thereafter and have been displaced by the war. Research areas are open, with emphasis in innovative, unique, cross-disciplinary, and cross-modal approaches addressing complex problems. Open until position is filled.


Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies announces call for applications for a range of funding and awards opportunities in 2023-2024.

Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) recently released details of a support programme for researchers displaced by the war in Ukraine. The purpose of this program is to offer research opportunities in Quebec to researchers of Ukrainian or Russian nationality. In collaboration with the universities and a host researcher, FRQ proposes to offer financial support for a maximum of 36 months to researchers affected by the current conflict. Deadline: ongoing.

Additional databases and lists of support for researchers, scholars and students from Ukraine:

#ScienceForUkraine: A community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world, collecting and disseminating information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for students and researchers directly affected by the recent Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian Scholar Placement database– an online masterlist of programmes, countries, disciplinary calls for specialists to assist Ukrainian scholars displaced or uprooted by the war in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Science Diaspora Facebook Group

Documenting Ukraine is an IWM research project that seeks to contribute to creating a record of the Russo-Ukrainian War, capturing the human experience of that war, and making it accessible and comprehensible to the broader world. Through Documenting Ukraine, the IWM supports scholars, journalists, public intellectuals, artists, and archivists based in Ukraine as they work on documentation projects that establish and preserve a factual record—whether through reporting, gathering published source material, or collecting oral testimony—or that bring meaning to events through intellectual reflection and artistic interpretation.

Research4Life: open access to information resources for Ukraine institutions

The University of New Europe: Emergency contact and information, fellowship and sabbatical opportunities for scholars and students, artists and cultural workers, journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders in need and/or at risk.

European New School (ENS) of Digital Studies: Fellowship program “Datafication in European Societies” is designed for postdoctoral researchers active in one of the ENS core disciplines (economics, law, social and political sciences) and ready to build and expand international research collaborations. Applications can be made for an ENS Postdoc Fellowship (up to four years after your PhD) and an ENS Visiting Professor Fellowship (four or more years after your PhD).

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES): Resources to help displaced scholars from Ukraine

LabsArena: Database of support for scientists, scholars, and students.

A list of labs supporting Ukrainian scientists.

The Baltic Science Bridge is an initiative to support Ukrainian scholars and scientists unable to work due to the war. It is meant to give Ukrainian scholars and scientists an opportunity to live and perform some academic work in a Baltic Sea country which is not part of the conflict. Read more about the initiative here.

Platform uni4Ukraine outlines various collections of resources aiming to help scholars at risk, especially from Ukraine.

2. Policy reports & publications

3. Webinars & events

  • 1st & 2nd June 2023 Young Science Beyond Borders, online conference. The YSBB 2023 is a multidisciplinary research and networking conference intended to create a discussion forum for Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCRS) up to 12 years after PhD from Poland and students primarily from Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In particular, the conference is dedicated to scientists at risk, including conflict-affected countries (e.g. Ukraine). Registration deadline: 10 May 2023. 
  • 19 May 2023 Onwards and Upwards: Reforming Ukraine During the War. This event is organised by VoxUkraine with support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and will bring together Ukrainian and foreign government officials, civil servants, business leaders, experts, and representatives of civil society to foster a productive discussion and exchange of insights and experiences.
  • 27 March 2023 Info Session Erasmus for Young entrepreneurs – Ukraine (SMP-COSME-2023-EYEUA) 14:00 CEST –16:30 CEST. Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) exists since 2009. It gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries, while giving experienced entrepreneurs access to innovative ideas and new partners and/or markets. 11.000 matches have been successfully completed under in this cross-border exchange programme so far.
  • 27-31 March 2023 UA-DIGITAL 2023: UA Digital Theme Research Twinning. UA-DIGITAL 2023 ( https://www.digital-ukraine.co.uk/ ) is a UK-Ukraine twinning event which aims to promote research collaboration with Ukraine along the Digital Theme (Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Engineering) and it is organised by UK team of #ScienceForUkraine and The University of Liverpool.
  • 20-22 March 2023 2nd Conference on the Ukraine Crisis: One year of war in Ukraine, exploring the impact on the science sector and supporting initiatives. This March as the war unfortunately continues, gaining intensity, ALLEA and the International Science Council seek to highlight the need for ongoing support to the Ukrainian higher education and scientific communities via this conference and associated activities. The conference aims to mobilise the scientific community to critically examine the surge of protection and support efforts during the past year and assess ways forward for enhanced support and  post-conflict reconstruction. The conference will take place virtually.
  • 24 February 2023 Education Disrupted: Universities in a Time of War. Conference co-hosted by Redlands University, Bratislava and Economics University, Kyiv National Economics University. As the war approaches its second year, this online conference will discuss, discover and highlight the effects on Ukraine’s higher education system.
  • 14 February 2023 Ukrainian Displacement in Europe, One Year Later 4:00 P.M. CET (Brussels, Berlin) / 3:00 P.M. GMT (Lisbon, London) / 10:00 A.M. ET (New York, DC). Migration Policy Institute Europe Speakers: Hanne Beirens, Director, MPI Europe, Esther Pozo-Vera, Head of Asylum Unit, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission.
  • Feb 9-10 2023. Harvard Ukrainian Research Centre TCUP Conference, Rebuilding Ukraine, Rebuilding the World. The 2023 TCUP Conference looks to the future. After victory, what will rebuilding Ukraine look like? Panels focus on truth, justice, and accountability, as well as the economic and physical challenges of reconstruction. The conference combines virtual and in-person panels for a hybrid discussion about how Ukraine can move forward when the war is over. Keynote Address by Oleksandra Matviichuk, human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist.
  • 6 February 2023, War Crimes & Crimes of Aggression in Ukraine hosted by European Policy Centre, 15:00-16:00.
  • 3 February 2023 EU/Ukraine Summit: Expectations a year into Russia’s full-scale war. Hosted by Open Society EU Policy, 10 am CET.
  • 31 January 2023. Higher Education in Ukraine: past overview, present state, and future perspectives.  14:00-1500 GMT, Centre for Global Higher Education. The presentation gives an overview of the development of higher education in Ukraine focusing on contemporary education policies and some of the problems the country faces in implementing education reform. Speaker: Nadiya Ivanenko Research Fellow, Department of Education, University of Oxford, PhD in Comparative Linguistics.
  • 30 January 2023. Ukraine: lessons learned and the future of law. Aleksanteri Institute/University of Helsinki. Speaker: Judge Jamie Baker, Director of the Syracuse University Institute for Security Policy and Law.

  • 16 January 2023: Myths and Misconceptions about the Language Situation in Ukraine University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, 18.00-19.30 GMT. Speaker: Volodymr Kulyk, Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences Ukraine.
  • 13 December 2022: The Ukrainian Displacement Crisis: A Conversation with the European Commission’s Director General for Migration and Home Affairs 9:30 A.M. ET (New York, D.C.) / 8:30 A.M. CT (Chicago) / 3:30 P.M. CET (Brussels). Speakers: Monique Pariat, Director General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission Moderator: Meghan Benton, Director, International Program, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Introduction by: Andrew Selee, President, MPI.
  • 8 December 2022: Ukraine and Europe in the midst of war: closer than ever?  14:00-15.30 GMT. Online Lecture by: Professor Volodymyr Dubovyk (Odessa I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine) Chaired by Prof John O’Brennan. Hosted by the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies (a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence), supported by Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute.
  • 10 November 2022: “Talent Retention: How can Europe tackle the challenges of brain drain and capacity building in EU13 countries?” Science|Business – YouTube
  • 26 October 2022UKRAINET #Stand With Ukraine Webinar Series “PhD in Ukraine, (in English) Speaker: Ganna Tolstanova, Vice-Rector (Research) of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Moderated: Dr. Olesia Lazarenko (German-Ukrainian Academic Society/ Viadrina). Presentation: video-recording and  slides
  • July 2022: A panel of higher education colleagues from Ukraine share their experiences of learning from teaching and supporting students and their colleagues under extreme wartime conditions at Advance HE’s Teaching and Learning Conference. A recording of the discussion is available here.

4. Remote fellowships and reintegration-related resources

The MSCA4Ukraine project is gathering examples of ways in which institutions outside Ukraine are supporting researchers from Ukraine to maintain links with colleagues and institutions in Ukraine. We invite you to submit examples for inclusion on this list to [email protected]

Maintaining links with institutions in Ukraine: Some Examples

Non-residential fellowships

The Ukraine Network maintains this list of non-residential fellowships for Ukrainian researchers.

The programmeEconomists for Ukraine’ is designed to support Ukrainian scholars who have chosen or were required to remain in Ukraine.

The Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute (REEI) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications from scholars in/from Ukraine in the social sciences and humanities for one-year, non-residential fellowship. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to be living in Ukraine when the fellowship begins (August 2023). Preference will be given to applicants who propose explicitly interdisciplinary projects, or who are interested in adding an interdisciplinary focus to their ongoing work. Successful applicants will receive a $5,000 grant (in two installments) to support their research, writing, and/or teaching. The program will support 15-20 scholars. Deadline: 01 June 2023.

The Remote Fellowships for Researchers from Ukraine from the Hanse-Wirtschaftskolleg – Institute for Advanced Study (HWK) support researchers from Ukraine whose research is hampered due to the war in Ukraine. The fellowships are location independent and are intended to enable researchers to continue their scientific work. The assessment process is ongoing and applicants are encouraged to apply at any time.

Call for Applications for the Virtual Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study for academic year 2023/2024. VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine are granted for ten months (from September 2023 to June 2024) to scholars residing in Ukraine and working in Ukrainian universities and research institutes. The fellows will remain at their home institutes and receive their fellowships there. VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine amount to 500 euros per month for postdocs and 1000 euros per month for professors. Applications are welcome from all disciplines. Deadline: 25 June 2023.

Support for Ukraine’s higher education sector

UK-Ukraine Twinning Initiative is an institution-to-institution collaboration model coordinated by Cormack Consultancy Group and the President’s Fund of Ukraine for Education, Science, and Sports with the support of Universities UK International. Twinning is an institution-to-institution partnership framework to support Ukrainian higher education, both through short-term aid and long-term activities that help sustain and rebuild Ukrainian universities, the economy and society.

The Marie-Curie Alumni Association is offering to cover participation costs in language courses for a limited number of students and scholars from Ukraine. To be eligible for the support, a candidate must describe why and how the course will benefit their career, briefly describe their academic background to date and provide a link to the course of choice. The course can be in any language. Priority will be given to those still residing in Ukraine, those focusing on academic English, and fellows who are clearly able to illustrate future benefits to their careers. Deadline: 31 May 2023.

Teaching resources

Advance HE, working closely with the Institute for Higher Education Ukraine, the British Council and academics from both Ukraine and the United Kingdom, have started to collate resources on the Practical STEM Teaching Community Resources website. The aim of the project is to create a collection of teaching resources across STEM disciplines that will allow Ukrainian academics to continue to provide their students with online/remote learning experiences in laboratory skills.

Wildau-Kharkiv IT Bridge is a project funded under the DAAD programme “Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis.” The project aims to create an inter-university and cross-curricular virtual environment in order to restore studying in the field of IT. The WKITB implements an accessible digital platform with educational materials and video-conference service (for Bachelor and Master level). The organisation on the Ukrainian side is done in cooperation with the Kharkiv National University of Radio electronics.

Psychosocial Support

Therapists for Ukraine: The therapists on this website have agreed to offer free, online counselling for any person directly affected by the war in Ukraine.

Sane Ukraine offers free daily online trauma and resilience support sessions for Ukrainians everywhere.

General resources on return & reintegration

Please find below information on Voluntary Return programmes and related resources. For additions to this list, we welcome your suggestions at [email protected]

5. Other general information & resources

European Commission’s Guidelines on fast-track recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications

European Commission: Information for people fleeing the war in Ukraine, Practical information about rights and options in the EU.

EU Talent Pool Pilot: a tool for jobseekers under temporary protection to find work. It allows jobseekers to search and find jobs in EU countries and publish an anonymised CV, accessible only to registered employers.

Ukrainian Science Diaspora Initiative has been launched by RMU Young Scientists Council and the Ministry of Education and Science to collaborate with Ukrainian scientists abroad. Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/UkrainianScienceDiaspora?_rdr Telegram: https://t.me/+HdsLRDIdGjRlOTRi