Resources for at-risk individuals from Ukraine

In solidarity with the people of Ukraine, our global network is seeking to assist as many scholars and practitioners displaced from or otherwise unable to work safely in Ukraine as possible. The following select opportunities and resources have been shared with us by partner organizations and members of our network. SAR will continue to update this list and hope that they may be useful, especially for students and others who may not qualify for SAR’s protection services. Kindly note that any general inaccuracies or outdated deadlines referenced within each of the listed resources are not SAR’s responsibility.

Fellowship Opportunities
General Resources
Resources for Students
Resources for Artists
Visa and Transit Resources
Legal Resources
Digital Security Resources
Additional Resource Lists from Partner Organizations

Fellowship Opportunities

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Those seeking assistance my apply for the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, the 12th round is being announced at the end of June 2022, you may find more information here. Additionally the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has compiled a list of universities seeking to assist those from Ukraine, you can find more information here. (Deadline: to be disclosed)

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. (Deadline: various)

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). (Deadline: rolling)

Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Special fellowships for Russian researchers who had to flee the country because of their disagreement with the government. (Deadline: various)

Israeli Universities’ Emergency Fellowships for Ukrainians: A list of Israeli universities and institutions of higher learning that offer emergency fellowships for scholars and students from Ukraine. The list will get updates as more universities and departments join. (Deadline: various)

#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 invasion of Ukraine. (Deadline: various)

University of Johannesburg – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships: [South Africa]: Offers 200 postdoctoral research fellowships for scholars during the 2022-2023 academic year. (Deadline: rolling until all positions are filled)

Purdue University Ukraine Research Opportunities: [North America] Purdue University is offering additional research opportunities for Ukrainian scholars displaced by the Russian invasion. 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. The program will be conducted from August 11, 2023 – July 27, 2024; and application will be reviewed on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information and to inquire about the opportunity, please contact Michael A. Brzezinski, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Programs, (Deadline: rolling basis)

SAR Denmark: Fellowship for Scholars at Risk from Ukrainian Universities (SARU-Fellowships): [Denmark] The SARU fellowship program is supported by VILLUM FONDEN and enables 7 researchers affected by the war in Ukraine to continue their academic research in a secure and international environment at Danish universities. The fellowship program covers salary costs for a period of up to 12 months as well as travel expenses to Denmark and cost for Danish work permits (if necessary). (Deadline: March 3rd, 2024)

Resources for Students

Eagle Online Academy: A free opportunity for Ukrainian women to learn everything you need to know to start teaching English either overseas or online over the internet. This is a 120-hour TESOL/TEFL course.

Hilde Domin Students at Risk Programme: [Germany] The program serves to support students and doctoral candidates from across the globe, who are at risk of being formally or de facto denied educational or other rights in their country of origin, and to provide these students and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to begin or complete a study or research degree at a higher education institution in Germany.

President’s Alliance Higher Ed Immigration Portal: [USA] Resources for undocumented, other immigrant, international, and refugee students

President’s Alliance Refugee Students: [USA] Data and policies for refugee students and scholars

President’s Alliance Undocumented Tuition Map: [USA] Tuition and financial aid state policies for undocumented students

The UK University Scholarships Directory: [UK] A list with details of UK universities that provide funding for refugees and/or asylum seekers. (Deadline: various)

UNHCR: Scholarship opportunities for refugees. (Deadline: various)

8B Education Investments: An organization enabling African students displaced by the war in Ukraine to find new undergraduate and graduate programs.

Resources for Artists

Artists at Risk: A list of emergency resources for artists and cultural workers fleeing Ukraine and an application for protection services.

On the Move: A list of resources for artists and culture professionals at risk from Ukraine.


Visa and Transit Resources

European Commission: A page containing key information about your rights with regard to crossing the border into an EU country, eligibility for temporary protection and applying for international protection, as well as the rights of travel inside the European Union.

European Council on Refugees and Exiles: An information sheet containing access to territory, asylum procedures, and reception conditions for Ukrainian nationals in European countries.

European Network on Statelessness: Information on the situation in Ukraine, including a list of organizations providing advice to stateless people fleeing Ukraine.

CMS Expert Guide to refugee immigration and travel requirements: Immigration and travel requirements for refugees from Ukraine.

Business France: [France] Information for displaced people from Ukraine arriving to France.

IQ Netzwerk: [Germany] Residence law issues for people from Ukraine in Germany.

City of Stockholm: [Sweden] Summarized information available via the Swedish Migration Agency with links to their website for more information for persons arriving to Sweden from Ukraine.

State Secretariat for Migration: [Switzerland] Switzerland has activated Protection Status ‘S’ for individuals fleeing Ukraine. Individuals with this status do not have to undergo the standard asylum process, will have residence rights and rights to accommodation, support, medical care, and family reunification.

NAFSA: [USA] A list of immigration information resources relevant to Ukrainian students and scholars and others impacted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

European Union   ERA4UKraine: [EU] An initiative to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.


American Bar Associations: A list of organizations working to support Ukrainian refugees legally.

FreeMovement Ukraine Advice Project: [UK] A mass mobilization of UK immigration lawyers to give pro bono advice directly to people fleeing the war in Ukraine and wanting to come legally to the UK.

Lex Mundi Ukraine Crisis Resource Center: Supporting at risk individuals and member firms in the Ukraine.


Digital Security Resources

Access Now: Digital security tips

UC Davis Article 26 Backpack: Backpack is a safe and secure platform to store academic credentials, documents and human rights advocacy work products. As the situation in Ukraine grows worse UC Davis encourages students, professionals and human rights defenders to use Backpack.


Additional Resource Lists from Partner Organizations

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. Find an additional list of resources for academics and cultural workers at risk, updated by the university, here.

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: A page of individuals and institutions that want to enable researchers threatened by the war in Ukraine to work at their institute. Some can help with their own funds; others can offer a joint application under the Philipp Schwartz Initiative or other funding programs. The list is updated regularly.

Shevchenko Scientific Society: Resource page on Russia’s war against Ukraine

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.

GitHub: A list of universities/research institutions are able to provide accommodation as well any form of help.

NaTakallam: Seeking candidates who can teach Ukrainian or Russian for $10/hour. Interested candidates may contact for more information. [Deadline: rolling basis]

Talent Beyond Boundaries: Anyone displaced by the Ukrainian crisis can register to the Talent Catalog in order to be considered for international employment and skilled visa opportunities.

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Ukraine Scholar & Student Support Fund: An emergency fund to enable OIST to host scientists, both scholars and students, from Ukraine on a temporary and humanitarian basis as well as support Ukrainian students and staff already at OIST. Provides support to human rights defenders at risk as a result of their work through grants and temporary relocations. is expediting its application process for emergency funding for Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusians at risk.

National Academies of Science (NAS): The NAS has launched the Safe Passage Fund to support the Polish Academy of Sciences as it helps fleeing Ukrainian scholars and their families relocate in Poland and neighboring countries.

Last updated: 31 March 2023

See: SAR in solidarity with Ukraine