Support for Ukrainian academics and librarians

What support do universities and libraries offer to Ukrainian researchers and librarians, who have to flee the war? A compilation.

Universities, research institutions and libraries around the world offer fellowships and scholarships for displaced scholars from Ukraine. Some offers are also open for researchers at risk from Russia and Belarus.

This article will be continuously updated. To submit a support bid that is not already listed here, please contact: osmikon(at)bsb-muenchen.de

 

For librarians

  • Austria
    • Vienna: Limited full time position in the department "Hauptabteilung Bestandsaufbau und Bearbeitung" of the Austrian National Library for Ukrainian librarians: LINK
  • Germany
    • Hannover: grants as visiting researchers at the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology for librarians from Ukraine: LINK
    • Munich: one full-time position at the Bavarian State Library in the field of software development; refugees from Ukraine are invited to apply: LINK

In the Humanities or Social Sciences

  • Austria
    • Graz: Four-month "Ukrainian Researchers at Risk" Fellowship in the Field of Excellence "Dimensions of Europeanization"  at Universität Graz: LINK
    • Graz: up to twelve-month fellowships for Ukrainian historicans, economists and sociologists at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgenforschung: LINK
    • Vienna: Visiting fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in the project "Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe" at the University of Vienna: LINK
    • Vienna: one-year research fellowship for Ukrainian post-doctoral researchers working in the fields of history, sociology or economics at the Research Center for the History of Transformations at the University of Vienna: LINK
    • Vienna: two-month fellowships for Ukrainian scholars in the humanities or social sciences at the Institute for Human Sciences: LINK
       
  • Finland
    • Joensuu/ Kuopio: Position for a scholar with PhD / MA degree in social sciences or humanities within the project "Social Study of post-Soviet Borders" at the Karelian Institute of the University of Eastern Finland: LINK
       
  • Georgia
    • Tiblisi: Ukrainian Academics at Risk Programm for Ukainian scholars in the Social Sciences or Humanities at the Ilia State University: LINK
       
  • Germany
    • Berlin: six-months fellowships at the DFG-Priority Program 1859 "Experience and Expectation. Historical Foundations of Economic Behavior" at the Humboldt University Berlin for economic or legal historians: LINK
    • Berlin: three- to six-months bridging fellowships for scholars at risk from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia at the Institute for East European Studies of Freie Universität Berlin: LINK
    • Berlin: grant program of the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz for researchers whishing to pursue their research at one of the Foundation's institutions: LINK
    • Berlin: research grants of the State Library at Berlin for scholars in the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and in Law: LINK
    • Bochum: up to six-month fellowships for Ukrainian graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in Religious studies or related subjects at the Center for Religious Studies at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum: LINK
    • Bochum: up to four-month Fedor Stepun-Fellow program at the Ruhr University Bochum for Ukrainian and Russian scientists at risk: LINK
    • Bremen: Bremen: Hans Koschnick scholarship at the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen for academics at risk  from Ukraine, but also colleagues at risk in Russia and Belarus: LINK
    • Brunswick: Fellowships of the  Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute for scholars in the Humanities or Social Sciences with a focus on textbook research: LINK
    • Darmstadt: four- to six-week fellowships at the German Poland Institute for reseachers in the Social Sciences and Humanities: LINK
    • Erfurt: up to nine-month fellowship for ukrainian postdoctoral researchers at the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies (KFG) “Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations” at the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies: LINK
    • Frankfurt: Four-month fellowship at “Polycentricity and Plurality of Premodern Christianities” of Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main for post-doctoral scholars in medieval and early modern history: LINK
    • Göttingen: three-month Visiting Fellowships for Ukrainian social scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity: LINK
    • Leipzig: up to three-month short term fellowships for Ukrainian researchers of Jewish Studies or History at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture - Simon Dubnowy: LINK
    • Mainz: Six-month internship at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz for students or young scientists with Ukrainian citizenship in the Digital Humanities: LINK
    • Mainz: Up to six-month fellowships at the Leibniz Institute of European History for doctoral students and postdocs from Ukraine with a focus on Europea history and modern religious history: LINK
    • Marbach: Up to four-month research stays within the framework of the Marbach Fellowship Program at the German Literature Archive: LINK
    • Munich: Six-month fellowship at the Department of History at LMU Munich: LINK
    • Munich: Six-month fellowship at the CRC 1369 "Cultures of Vigilance" at LMU Munich for researches at risk from Ukraine, Belarus or Russia: LINK
    • Munich: Six-month "TUM-IAS Fellowships for Researchers from the Ukraine" organized by the TUM Institute for Advanced Study: LINK
    • Munich: Six-month fellowship at the Deutsches Museum (German Museum): LINK
    • Münster:  up to six-month scholarships for Ukrainian PhD students or postdoctoral researchers in the field of history at the University of Münster: LINK
    • Potsdam: funding for a pre-doc or postdoc from Ukraine at the Chair of Economics at the University of Potsdam: LINK
    • Regensburg: The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies together with the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies in Regensburg is providing unbureaucratic support for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have fled Ukraine: LINK
    • Trier: Scholarships for scholars at risk at the Trier Center for Digital Humanities: LINK
    • Tübingen: Twelve-month “Research@Tübingen” Fellowship for refugee researchers at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and its Institute for Eastern European History and Area Studiest: LINK
    • different locations: Leibniz fellowship "Value of the Past" for post-doctoral reseachers at one of the participation institutions of the Leibniz Research Alliance Value of the Past: LINK
       
  • Great Britain
    • London: Academic Sanctuary Fellowship Scheme at the University College London and its School of Slavonic and East European Studies: LINK
       
  • Israel
    • Beer-Sheva: The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev invites scholars and students affected by the war in Ukraine to apply for an academic intership or a semester at BGU and will provide scholarships and accomodation for eligible candidates: LINK
    • Haifa: One-year “Ukraine Emergency Fellowship” at the Haifa Center for German and European Studies of the University of Haifa for post-doctoral researchers in the humanities, social sciences or law: LINK
       
  • Italy
    • Florence: Fellowships at the Institute for Art History in Florence – Max-Planck-Institut for art historians and heritage scholars: LINK
    • Rome: One-year “#ScienceForUkraine Art History Fellowships" at the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History for Ukrainian art historians, curators and art critics: LINK
       
  • Latvia:
    • Riga: The Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art at the University of Latvia offers fellowships for Ukrainian students and researchers working in the fields of humanities, arts, and digital archiving of cultural heritage: LINK
       
  • Poland
    • Warsaw: three-month research stays at the German Historical Inistute for Ukrainian historians and scholars from related disciplines: LINK
    • Warsaw: six-month research stays for Ukrainian historians at the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw: LINK
    • Warsaw: six-month research stays for Ukrainian scholars in the discipline of Jewish Studies at the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw: LINK
  • Switzerland
    • Lausanne: Three to eight-month fellowships for post-doctoral scholars in the Digital Humanities at the College of Humanities of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: LINK
       
  • USA
    • Ann Arbor: one-year WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellowship at the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan: LINK
    • Austin: one-year visiting appointment for displaced Ukrainian scholars with a PhD working in Policy Studies, Jewish Studies or Czech Studies at the University of Texas at Austin: LINK
    • Philadelphia: one-year Visiting Graduate Fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania for Ukrainian graduate students in the social sciences and humanities: LINK
    • Stanford: Graduate Student Fellowhsip at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at the Stanford University for Ukrainian graduate students in the field of Jewish studies: LINK
       
  • Worldwide
    • sites of the German Archaeological Institute: Short-term fellowship "Global Archaeology, Sustainable Archaeology and the Archaeology of Sustainability”, preference is given to PhD-canidates and Early Career Researchers: LINK

 

All disciplines

  • Worldwide
    • Extensive collection  listing scholarships and fellowships for students, academics, journalists, human-right activists, lawyers, artists and cultural workers compiled by the the University of New Europe: LINK
    • The Scholars at Risk Network arranges short-term research stays for threatened researchers within its network of host instutitons: LINK
    • Collection of resources to help displaced scholars from Ukraine by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies : LINK
       
  • Europe
    • The Initiative Science for Ukraine collects offers for Ukrainian researchers all over Europe: LINK
    • The German-Ukrainian Academic Society collects offers for students and academics, who had to flee the war in Ukraine: LINK
       
  • Austria
    • “OeAW emergency call for researchers” offers 25 fellowships at Austrian universities as part of the OeAW mobility program "Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities": LINK
       
  • France
    • PAUSE program of the French government offers three-month fellowships at French universities for Ukrainian scholars of all disciplines: LINK
       
  • Germany
    • National Academic Contact Point Ukraine by the DAAD for Ukrainian students and scholars, who fled to Germany: LINK
    • Compilation of important links for Ukrainian academics by NFDI: LINK
    • Compliation of support offers by the University of Erfurt: LINK
    • Humboldt Foundation: Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk finances two-year fellowships at universities and research institutes in Germany for scholars at risk. The application deadline for Ukrainian  researchers has been extended until 18 March 2022: LINK 
    • Walter Benjamin positions funded by the German Research Foundation for post-doctoral scholars: LINK
    • The German Federal Environmental Foundation offers six to twelve month fellowships for graduate and doctoral students with an interest in environmental protection: LINK
    • The VolkswagenStiftung finances six- to twelve-month fellowships for Ukainian PhD students and researchers hosted at German universities: LINK
    • Emergeny fund of the central hessian universities for students, researchers and lecturers from Ukraine: LINK
    • Ukraine Funding Line at the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for the Arts offers public museums and collections funding for the covering staff costs for the employment of refugee scholars from Ukraine, or for Russian scholars who had to leave Russia due to their opposition to the Ukraine war: LINK
       
    • Israel
      • Emergency Fellowship Fund for Ukrainian PhD-students and post-doctoral researchers at Tel Aviv University: LINK
         
      • Poland
        • The Polish Academy of Sciences offers up to three-month long fellowships at PAS institutes for Ukrainian scholars: LINK