Resources for individuals affected by the crisis in 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.

Fellowship Opportunities:
Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) – Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS): AIAS, by way of a donation made by AUFF and Aarhaus University, is offering 10-15 fellowships at the university to support researchers who are currently affected by the war in Ukraine and unable to continue their research. A fellowship includes a full salary along with access to a workspace, library, and all research activities at AIAS and Aarhus University. AIAS will assist in the relocation process, including work and residence permits and finding housing.

PAUSE – Solidarity with Ukraine: The PAUSE program opened a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger. The emergency financial aid funded by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, will finance the stay of a Ukrainian researcher, and their family if applicable, for three months is proposed to French institutions. The emergency hosting in France may allow the researcher to prepare, in connection with a host institution, an application to the PAUSE program.

Philipp Schwartz Initiative: In view of the crisis in the Ukraine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is extending the deadline for universities and research institutions in Germany to submit applications for Ukrainian scholars under immediate threat in the current selection round of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. Nominations for Ukrainian scholars at acute risk may be submitted by March 18, 2022. Please find additional information here.

VolkswagenStiftung – Funding for refugee scholars and scientists from Ukraine: The funding is aimed at Ukrainian scientists who have already fled to Germany after the Russian invasion or who will arrive in Germany in the coming weeks. It offers doctoral students, postdocs and established scientists from all disciplines the opportunity to continue their work in a research group at a university or research institute in Germany for a period of 6-12 months. Applications must be submitted jointly by the university management and the host scientists in Germany.

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.

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).

#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.

(2) Postdoc Scholar/Research Associate positions – University of Southern California: In this role, applicants will serve as a research trainee for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies. The opportunities are in the USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and the Titus Department of Clinical Pharmacy.

European University Institute: 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. Applications may come 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.

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.

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

Czech Academy of Sciences: A list of fellowships and employment opportunities for scholars, researchers, post-docs, and PhD students from Ukraine.

Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna) and the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University (HURI): Offering non-residential bridge fellowships providing one-time grants of €5,000 for people who apply.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Scholarships for Ukrainian scientists in Sweden: Ukrainian citizens can apply for funding to facilitate carrying out their research in Sweden during, or in connection with, the ongoing war. The research shall be conducted at a Swedish university or at one of the research institutes of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Expenses that can be covered by the scholarship include e.g. living expenses, travels as well as other costs that may be associated with temporarily relocating to Sweden.

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research – SSF individual grants for Ukrainian scientists 2022: Ukrainian researchers who leave Ukraine and come to Sweden in 2022 can now apply for grants to conduct their research. 30 million SEK is allocated in the call “SSF individual grants for Ukrainian scientists 2022” which is aimed at Ukrainian citizens with a doctoral degree. The researcher must be employed by a Swedish university or a research institute during the project period.

National Science Center Poland – Special scheme for researchers from Ukraine: A special scheme has been launched by the NCN addressed at the Ukrainian researchers as well as other researchers, regardless of their nationality, who took or will take refuge in Poland after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The initiative is aimed at approximately fifty people. The National Science Centre will provide funds to cover their research work and remuneration at the Polish academic and research institutions for a period of one year.

Researchers at Risk Fellowships (Pre-Announcement): The British Academy with Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) is establishing a Researchers at Risk Fellowships Programme with the support of the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society. The Fellowships will cover the natural sciences, medical sciences, engineering, humanities and social sciences with applications made via UK-based institutions. The first priority of the Programme will be as a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which has exposed Ukrainian-based researchers to direct threat.

Ruhr Universität Bochum: The Ruhr Universität Bochum in Germany is offering several forms of support to students and researchers from Ukraine, including scholarships across several disciplines.

The São Paulo Research Foundation: This Call for Proposals is intended to assist research institutions in the state of São Paulo to receive researchers from countries involved in the conflict in Ukraine and other war-affected countries. The grant should allow research institutions to host researchers interested in conducting research in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The purpose of this Call is to promote collaboration between researchers for the development of research projects which are either already in progress or about to be started at the Host Institution.

TIAS Kone Foundation Scholars at Risk Fellowship Programme: TIAS wishes to assist scholars who have been affected by the current crisis in the Ukraine. It therefore invites applications for one (1) Collegium and one (1) Postdoctoral Fellow positions for a two-year period starting as soon as possible (subject to authorisation by relevant Finnish authorities). Application period: 4–19 April 2022.

Resources for Students:

Macquarie University Ukraine PhD Scholarship: The Graduate Research Academy understands that there may be a number of Ukrainians whose PhD study, or plans for further academic study, has been disrupted. Macquarie University will therefore provide up to 5 scholarships for qualified PhD applicants from the Ukraine. Application period: Rolling basis until the 5 candidates are chosen.

IIE Emergency Student Fund: Provides grants to international college students in the U.S. when natural disasters, war, or other crises threaten their education. Many face financial pressure to return home or drop out because their family circumstances have changed dramatically. IIE helps these students cover essential needs, including basic living expenses.

Hilde Domin Students at Risk Programme: 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.

Ukraine Global Scholars: Supports high-potential high school students to receive scholarships to top global boarding schools and colleges.

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.

Ministry of Justice and Public Security (Norway): Norway is offering temporary collective protection to Ukrainians and is establishing more places in reception centers.

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 (United States): A list of immigration information resources relevant to Ukrainian students and scholars and others impacted by Russia’s invasion of 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.

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.

A list of universities/research institutions are able to provide accommodation as well any form of help. (See GitHub link)

A list of labs supporting Ukrainian scientists.

NaTakallam: is seeking candidates who can teach Ukrainian or Russian for $10/hour. Interested candidates may contact for more information.

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.

PILnet Ukraine Resources: A compilation of resources for organizations or individuals who need basic legal assistance concerning people on the move or documenting human rights abuses.

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.

See: SAR in solidarity with Ukraine