This document provides an overview of emergency relocation resources for artists and cultural workers from Ukraine. It is frequently updated.
Emergency Temporary Relocation Resources for Artists and Cultural Workers from Ukraine
LSE – Scholars at Risk Scheme
LSE Scholars at Risk is a centrally funded initiative to support scholars at risk by enabling them to be hosted at LSE in a visiting fellow or senior visiting fellow status. For the purpose of the scheme, a scholar at risk is a scholar who faces or has recently fled from an immediate, targeted threat to their life and/or career in their home country or country of residence. LSE is open to hosting candidates with a strong academic or research core at various stages of their career. In order to be granted a place as a hosted scholar at LSE, a person would need to satisfy the usual criteria of academic merit applied to all LSE visiting fellows/senior fellows.
Leipzig-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europas – Scholarships for Refugee Academics from Ukraine, Belarus and Russia
PhD students, postdocs and senior academics in the humanities and social sciences who do research on the history and culture of Eastern Europe from the Early Middle Ages up to the present. Academics from Ukraine (independent of their nationality) as well as from Belarus and Russia (if they distance themselves from the regime) can apply.
Students at Risk – Resources for 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 Kindly note that any general inaccuracies or outdated deadlines referenced within each of the listed resources are not SAR’s responsibility.
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Special Fellowships for Russian Researchers
Following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, many members of the scientific and academic community of Russia had to flee the country because of their disagreement with the government’s policy. These people find themselves in trying circumstances abroad. As an immediate response, the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities is offering to fund up to 10 Emergency Fellowships for Russian researchers throughout the year, to allow them the opportunity to continue their scientific work in Israel.
The Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) is the only global program that arranges, funds, and supports fellowships for threatened and displaced scholars at partnering higher education institutions worldwide. These year-long fellowships of USD $25,000 support temporary academic positions at institutions of higher learning anywhere in the world where IIE-SRF fellows can continue their work in safety. In most cases, IIE-SRF fellows are eligible to apply for a second and final year of fellowship support.
Leipniz-Institut für Länderkunde – Support for Ukrainian Researchers
The IfL is committed as a host institution for researchers who have fled Ukraine.
In addition, the IfL offers support to researchers from Russia and Belarus who are at risk due to the Ukraine war and the situation in their countries. The prerequisite is that their previous academic work fits in with the IfL’s main research areas (migration and mobility, urban and spatial development, border research, history of geography, geovisualisation, etc.).
Texas Tech University – Shelter Options for Scholars at Risk
Texas Tech University (USA) will shelter Ukrainians, Russians, Belarusians from all disciplines (STEM, History, Sociology, Anthropology, etc.) who are in danger in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus.
Université Libre de Bruxelles – Emergency Assistance to the Academic Community
ULB offers an emergency assistance to members of the academic community fleeing Ukraine and being of Ukrainian nationality or benefiting from international protection, as well as to Russian and Belarusian opponents of the war who are in danger.
University of Heidelberg – Support for Students, Doctoral Candidates and Researchers
The university offers assistance to refugees aiming to begin a course of study in Heidelberg, to continue their studies or to take up a research post at the university after having had to leave Ukraine, Russia or Belarus.
Universität Münster – Fellowships for Academics Fleeing Their Homeland
The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster has been investigating the complex relationship between religion and politics across epochs and cultures since 2007. In view of the crisis in Ukraine, the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” at the University of Münster is now awarding with immediate effect five fellowships for academics fleeing Ukraine, Belarus or Russia.
Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students
Displaced students from anywhere in the world who are unable to complete their higher education. Applicants have to have refugee status living anywhere in the world; have received US asylum or submitted a US asylum application; are in the US under Temporary Protected Status; are Internally Displaced Persons. Displaced Afghan students on Humanitarian Parole or with Special Immigrant Visas are also now eligible for the scholarship. US permanent residents (green card holders, citizens, etc.) are not eligible for the scholarship. There are no age restrictions.
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Media – Fellowships
The Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute provides fellowships and research stipends to both young and established academics, as well as authors of textbooks. The institute offers quick and unbureaucratic support to researchers from Ukraine and to persecuted Russian researchers.
Freedom Degree for Russian Students
This project is an independent community project which provides assistance to Russian college applicants and university students who experience difficulties in obtaining higher education in Russia due to their social activities, beliefs and views.
DAAD – International Study Programmes in Germany (2022-23)
On this website students can browse international study programmes offered in Germany for the year 2022 and 2023. Use the filter options to select course types, course languages and field of study.
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar – Fellowships for Researchers who fled Ukraine and the Russian Federation
To help support academics and artists who have fled Ukraine and the Russian Federation in the hopes on continuing their work, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar will be offering four fellowships. The fellowships will support researchers with up to 2,000 euros per month for a period of 12 months. Mentors from the individual faculties will provide appropriate support.