Opportunities

This database contains emergency contacts as well as emergency funding opportunities for scholars and students in the fields of the Social Sciences and Humanities, for artists and cultural workers, journalists, lawyers and human rights activists at risk from Ukraine, as well as for those at risk from other East-Central, Eastern European and Central-Asian localities. If you are searching for academic opportunities in other areas, such as Natural Sciences or IT, please register them at Science for Ukraine.

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  • 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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Belgium | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 6 months Discipline / work field: Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Russia Location: Russia | Workplace: Remote Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    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.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Humanities, Cultural or artistic work

    BASEES Hardship Fund for Displaced Students in the UK

    BASEES has set up a hardship fund to provide immediate and unbureaucratic financial support to Ukrainian PGT/PGR students based in the UK who are or will become displaced as a result of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Threatened PGT/PGR students from Belarus and Russia, who will be unable to return home for political reasons, are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be or have been registered at an institution of higher education in the UK during the academic year 2021/22, and still be based in the UK.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: United Kingdom | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    IWM – Fellowship Opportunities for Ukrainians

    The IWM has expanded its fellowship opportunities for Ukrainian scholars, cultural figures, and public intellectuals.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: International | Workplace: On site Support period: 1-6 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities, Cultural or artistic work

    The Kosciuszko Foundation

    The program is addressed to scientists from Ukraine who have Ukrainian citizenship and hold at least a doctoral degree (PhD). The condition for receiving the grant is to be an employee or research associate of a Ukrainian university or other research unit and to submit the required documents.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Poland | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Haifa Center for German and European Studies – Ukraine Emergency Fellowship

    We are offering one one-year fellowship in residence at the Haifa Center for German and
    European Studies for one scientist from Ukraine with a background in the Humanities,
    Social Sciences or Law (with a doctorate). The fellowship holder should work on aspects of
    modern European history and have a conversational command of English. We will be
    flexible concerning the scope and area of studies (Europe in its wider dimensions).

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Israel | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Max Planck Institute – Visiting Fellowships for Social Scientists

    Social scientists who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine are eligible to apply. Selection preference will be given to scientists whose work is germane to the Institute’s.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 3 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin – Fellowships

    In each “class”, the Wissenschaftskolleg strives to put together a group of Fellows that is greater than the sum of its individual members. To this end, the Wissenschaftskolleg invites outstanding researchers from all disciplines and from all over the world for a research year in Berlin.

    There are two paths to candidacies for fellowships: Candidates for fellowships can either apply on their own behalf or they can be nominated. Applications and nominations can be submitted at any time. We operate an electronic application platform for researchers applying on their own behalf.

    The Wissenschaftskolleg also invites a few artists (musicians, authors, film-makers, etc.).

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities, Cultural or artistic work

    Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society – Workspace for PhDs and Scholars from Ukraine

    The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society offers five visiting researcher places (unpaid) to refugee PhD students and scholars from Ukraine who are currently located in the Netherlands. They provide applicants with a bridging opportunity to continue existing research that was interrupted due to the war, to work out an application for an externally funded research or job opportunity or to pursue a related CV-building project. The places are available with immediate effect.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: The Netherlands | Workplace: On site Support period: up to 6 months Discipline / work field: Humanities