Support targeting Ukrainian researchers
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The Wenner-Gren Foundations have announced specific scholarships for visiting researchers from Ukraine. Swedish researchers who will host a PhD researcher from Ukraine for a period of 3-12 months are eligible to apply. For more information (only available in Swedish): Wenner-Gren - Stipendier och anslag - Särskilda stipendier för gästforskare från Ukraina (swgc.org)
Knowledge Foundation announces SEK 50 million to help Ukrainian researchers
The Knowledge Foundation has announced a special call to enable academic staff at Ukrainian higher education institutions – or fleeing Ukraine – to come and work at Swedish institutions. The call is addressed to higher education institutions in the Foundation’s target group, which can apply for funding to offer Ukrainian academics a professional sanctuary. For further information, see: KK-stiftelsen stödjer ukrainska forskare med 50 miljoner | KK-stiftelsen (kks.se) (article in Swedish).
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and The Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation
Today, SciLifeLab launches a call, with funding from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, to support Ukrainian scientists coming to Sweden. The call is intended for guest scientists of Ukrainian nationality to join laboratories in Sweden in the fields of life science, biomedical research and biocomputing. Financial support is available for a one-year period amounting to 1 MSEK per guest researcher. The applications will be prioritized by KAW for funding.
Expression of interest from Ukrainian scientists in Ukraine or in exile who seek a host laboratory in Sweden: deadline April 8, 2022
Expression of interest from laboratories linked to SciLifeLab who are interested in hosting a Ukrainian guest scientist: Deadline April 8, 2022
Nominations from laboratories linked to SciLifeLab that have already identified a Ukrainian scientist to host: Deadline April 21, 2022
For more information, see SciLifeLab launches KAW financed call to support scientist with Ukrainian nationality - SciLifeLab
Regarding employment of Ukrainian researchers
Due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, KAW, MMW and MAW have decided to announce support for the employment of Ukrainian researchers at Swedish universities. The support is a grant of SEK 1 million for a one year employment. We now invite you as scientific leaders for centers with support from the Wallenberg Foundations to nominate researchers of Ukrainian nationality who you consider to fit into your research programs. Scientific leaders in this letter from KAW, MNW and MAW (pdf, in English).
Your nomination must be accompanied by a motivation on how the researcher in question can contribute to your activities, a short CV for the candidate and a certificate from the relevant head of department that he/she is willing to employ the researcher for at least one year.
There is no limit to how many researchers you can nominate, but we want you to indicate priority of the people you propose. The grant should be regarded as startup support and cannot be prolongated. We want your proposals sent to KAW@KAW.se by April 29, 2022.
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and SUHF
Swedish universities are now making a concerted effort to take in Ukrainian researchers. In the current difficult situation, we must do our utmost to help a country being subjected to a war according to a united corps of representatives of the sciences in Sweden. As part of a joint action across Sweden, we will therefore offer Ukrainian researchers the opportunity to stay in our country for a short or longer period of time. This may include the possibility of becoming part of a research environment, access to infrastructure, or enabling research that is prevented in their home country in other ways. For more information, see: Swedish support for Ukrainian researchers (kva.se)
Hans Ellegren, Secretary General, Royal Academy of Sciences
Phone: 08-673 95 02
Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, Chair of the Board of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF)
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announces scholarships to Ukrainian researchers
Ukrainian citizens can now apply for funding of up to SEK 20,000 per month to facilitate carrying out their research in Sweden during or in connection with the ongoing war. They will be funded to carry out their research at a Swedish higher education institution or at one of the Academy of Sciences’ research institutes for a limited period of time. Expenses that can be covered by these scholarships include living expenses and travel and other costs associated with a temporary relocation of the scholarship holder’s research activities. For more information, see: Scholarships for Ukrainian scientists in Sweden (kva.se)
The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) has earmarked SEK 30 million for Ukrainian researchers who are PhDs to pursue their research at a university in Sweden.
- The researcher must have arrived in Sweden in 2022.
- The researcher must be employed by a Swedish university or research institute during the project period. A variety of forms of employment are included in the eligibility criteria – temporary or permanent – according to SSF.
- An individual researcher can apply for a maximum of SEK 3 million.
- The application must be written in English and applications can be submitted throughout 2022.
- The project is to start in 2023 at the latest.
- A project can last at most three years.
- The grant should primarily be used to pay the employee’s salary, but any excess may also be used for travel, conferences or consumables, for example. Overheads amounting to 35 per cent of the direct costs are permitted.
- The research conducted must be within SSF’s disciplines: science, technology, and medicine.
Decisions on grants will be made within one month of receipt of the application.
The call for applications can be downloaded via this link: Microsoft Word - ukr22_en (strategiska.se)
Contact: Programme Manager Joakim Amorim,email@example.com, Phone: +46(0)8-505 816 65
For more information, see: SSF supports Ukrainian researchers with 30 million SEK! (strategiska.se)
Baltic University Programme (BUP): Baltic Science Bridge
BUP Associate Secretariat at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, has started an initiative titled ‘Baltic Science Bridge’. The aim of the initiative is to give Ukrainian researchers who are no longer able to work in their country of origin because of the war the opportunity to live and do their research in another country in the Baltic region. For more information, see Information regarding the war in Ukraine - The Baltic University Programme - Uppsala University, Sweden (uu.se) and HAW Hamburg: News Details (haw-hamburg.de)
Scholars at Risk (SAR)
In cooperation with the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF), SAR Sweden is working to compile support for researchers who have been forced to flee Ukraine due to Russia’s invasion. This could be a regular placement at a Swedish higher education institution for 1-2 years as well as shorter placements. This information will be updated shortly. For more information about SAR, please see Assist scholars at risk – News item – Uppsala University (uu.se)
Links to similar initiatives in Europe
European Research Council (ERC)
The ERC has contacted all its 5,600 current grantees to appeal for temporary employment for Ukrainian researchers, lab technicians, etc. For further information, see: ERC for Ukraine: jobs for researchers fleeing the war | ERC: European Research Council (ERC)
Central European University (CEU)
Alumni and their families from Ukraine now have access to accommodation in Budapest. CEU is also offering several initiatives, including an expansion of the Threatened Scholars Integration Initiative (TSI), which is funded by the Open Society University Networks (OSUN) and is similar to the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network. Further information about CEU’s various initiatives, and information on TSI
European University Institute (EUI)
The Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute welcomes applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for an early stage researcher of any nationality who is directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We consider applications from candidates who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons that can be specified in the application.
The fellowship can be awarded to an early stage researcher who is within five years of the award of the PhD, or who has completed the work required toward the PhD (“all-but-defended”) when starting the fellowship. Furthermore, the applicant should work in the fields covered by the European University Institute, namely economics, law, history, political and social sciences, or related field.
The fellowship can start immediately and by 1 September 2022 the latest. The fellowship will last till 31 August 2023.
The call is now open. The review of applications will begin on Thursday 24 March 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The Fellowship provides a grant of 2020 EUR per month plus - when appropriate - a family allowance. For more information: Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship, ESRs affected by the war in Ukraine • European University Institute (eui.eu)
Science for Ukraine is a voluntary organisation of researchers and students that brings together information about support being offered to researchers/scientists and students from Ukraine. Links are provided on their website to information about the various forms of support offered by higher education institutions and research institutes: Science for Ukraine - About
Labs supporting Ukrainian Scientists is a website that lists more than 100 laboratories that have opened their doors to assist Ukrainian researchers. For more information: Labs supporting Ukrainian scientists – heystacks and for the list: Labs supporting Ukrainian Scientists - please edit via ???? https://bit.ly/ua-form ???? ❤️ - Google Sheets
UkraineTakeShelter.com is an independent platform for linking Ukrainian citizens who have fled their country with housing.
Vilnius University Faculty of Economics and Business Administration is offering established scientists, postdocs and doctoral students from Ukraine who have sought protection in Lithuania the opportunity to continue their research at Vilnius University for up to three months. For further information, see: VU Faculty of Economics and Business Administration - Research Fellowships for Refugee Scholars from Ukraine
The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) is offering support to Ukrainian researchers who have been forced to flee their homeland after the Russian invasion. For more information, see: https://institution.pan.pl/index.php/755-visits-of-ukrainian-scientists-to-pas
The Neuron Science Endowment Fund is offering support to Ukrainian researchers seeking international protection in the Czech Republic as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For more information, see:Vítejte | NF Neuron | NF Neuron
The Technical University of Ostrava (VSB) has gathered information about the support being offered to researchers and students from Ukraine.
PAUSE, the French support programme targeting researchers who have fled their country of origin, has opened up a special initiative for Ukrainian researchers. For more information, see: PAUSE, Programme d'aide à l'Accueil en Urgence des Scientifiques en Exil (National Program for the urgent aid and reception of scientists in exile) | Campus France and PAUSE – Solidarité Ukraine - Programme national PAUSE - Collège de France (college-de-france.fr)
The Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk Philipp Schwartz Initiative - Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (humboldt-foundation.de) at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation gives researchers who have to flee their country the opportunity to continue their work at a German university or research institution. The deadline for nominating Ukrainian researchers has been extended to 18 March in the light of the Russian invasion. For more information about this process, see PSI_Special_provisions_Ukraine_25_Feb._2022.pdf (humboldt-foundation.de)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)DFG, German Research Foundation, supports researchers who have been forced to flee their country of origin through its Walter Benjamin programme, For more information, see DFG, German Research Foundation - Walter Benjamin Programme
VolkswagsStiftung is the largest private research foundation in GermanyFoundation | VolkswagsStiftung. Ukrainian doctoral students, post-docs and researchers who have fled to Germany after the Russian invasion can apply for support for their research in Germany for 6-12 months. For more information see: Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine | VolkswagenStiftung
The Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities (POLY) research group at Goethe University Frankfurt has announced five scholarships to Ukrainian historians who have fled their country because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The scholarships, which target post-docs in the field of religious pluralism in medieval and modern times, are for €3,000 per month and are initially limited to four months.
The Gerda Henkel Foundation was established in 1976 and supports research in the humanities and social sciences. The Foundation has now set aside €2 million to support Ukrainian researchers who have fled their homeland as a result of Russia’s invasion. One million euros will go to the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, up to €500,000 to the NGO MitOst e.V. and €500,000 to researchers from Ukraine, Russia or Belarus who have left their respective home countries because of the invasion. Priority for these grants will go to those who currently have or have had scholarships previously from the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
MitOst e.V is a Berlin-based NGO that coordinates humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
The Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖWA) OeAW signals solidarity with Ukraine offers support to at least 25 Ukrainian researchers who have fled their country of origin after the Russian invasion within the framework of its Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities exchange programme. For more information, see: OeAW emergency call for researchers from Ukraine starts och https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/news/oeaw-signals-solidarity-with-ukraine
The Swiss National Science Foundation has donated CHF 1 million via SAR to support Ukrainian researchers who have fled their country of origin after the Russian invasion. For more information, see: Support measures for scientists from Ukraine (snf.ch)
Link to similar initiative outside Europe
Taiwan International Graduate Programme is offering 15 scholarships for three months, with possible extension, to Ukrainian scholars with a PhD degree currently based in Ukraine or Poland. The programme is also offering scholarships to doctoral students, Master’s and undergraduate students. For further information, see: Taiwan International Graduate Program | Taiwan Scholarships for Ukrainian Students and Scholars (sinica.edu.tw)