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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  • University of Sydney – Grants and Fellowships

    The University of Sydney offers Ukrainian Visiting Fellowships and Ukrainian Visiting PhD Scholarships.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Australia | Workplace: On site Support period: 3-6 months for visiting fellows; up to 12 months for PhD students Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Stanford – Taube Centre for Jewish Studies

    Eligible are current graduate students pursuing a PhD in Jewish Studies at any Ukrainian University who have a good command of English.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Humanities

    University of Vienna – Visiting Fellowships for Ukrainian Refugee Philosophers, Historians of Science or Sociologists of Knowledge

    Applicants must be PhD students or professional philosophers. The monthly salary is 2000 EUR brutto, about 1700 EUR netto (regardless of qualifications). This is enough to rent a room or small flat, and cover the basic costs of living. You will also have access to shared office facilities, to the library, and to computing facilities. And we give you support in integrating into life here. Unfortunately, we do not have the funds for relocation. Under special circumstances (if you come with children, e.g.) the salary can be increased but this would have to be negotiated ahead of time.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Austria | Workplace: On site Support period: 3-6 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main – Stipends for Ukrainian Historians

    The POLY research group on premodern Christianities at Goethe University is offering five fellowships to Ukrainian academics specialised in medieval or early modern history.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 5 months Discipline / work field: Humanities

    Aleksanteri Institute – Visiting Fellowships

    The fellowship is intended for scholars who are carrying out research in a field relevant to the Aleksanteri Institute’s multidisciplinary research profile on Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and whose place of residence is outside Finland. Applicants can be at any career stage but must hold a PhD degree. The degree must be granted before the application period closes.

    Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to the advancement of Russian, Eastern European and Eurasiaan studies in general and to the research agenda of the Aleksanteri Institute in particular.

    Grant-holders are required to have an excellent command of English.

    For applicants from: other Location: Finland | Workplace: On site Support period: 1-3 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    JX Fund – European Fund for Journalism in Exile

    The JX Fund is helping media workers quickly and flexibly to continue their work after they have fled war and crisis zones. It aims to strengthen independent media in exile beyond a current phase of high attention and to support the building of sustainable media outlets accessible for their home countries.

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

    Media Makers Fellowship

    A fellowship for Ukrainian, Russian, Belarussian Media Practitioners at MiCT’s Pop-Up Hub. A safe haven for media practitioners who had to flee due to Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine. A community where they can continue their work, collaborate with other like-minded colleagues and create a new temporary exile home for themselves. The fellowship program is for media producers such as a journalist, editor, photographer, visual artist or illustrator who had to flee due to Putin’s aggression and are currently in Berlin. To be eligible, the applicant must already have an audience in Ukraine, Belarus or in Russia and/or to be affiliated with an existing media outlet from one of those countries.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: Germany | Workplace: On site Support period: 3 months with the possibility of extension Discipline / work field: Journalism

    Reporters Respond

    Journalists must be able to continue to do their work. This is why Free Press Unlimited offers support to media professionals in distress with emergency assistance, legal support, and safety advice through Reporters Respond.

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

    Democracy Fellowship (Ukraine)

    The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is accepting applications for its Democracy Fellowship, a year-long in-residence fellowship program for highly qualified Ukrainian journalists and scholars who are unable to continue engaging in their profession due to Putin’s war. The fellowship will provide a critical lifeline to support Ukrainians who are no longer able to pursue their critical work as researchers and journalists/writers in their own country providing truthful information to counter disinformation, engaging in public debates, and contributing to greater understanding of the war, and the authoritarian threat posed by Putin’s Russia.

    For applicants from: Ukraine Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities, Journalism, Human rights activism

    Democracy Fellowship (Russia)

    The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is accepting applications for its Democracy Fellowship, a year-long in-residence fellowship program for highly qualified independent journalists, scholars, and activists from Russia who are no longer able to continue their work due to Putin’s war in Ukraine. The fellowship will provide a critical lifeline to support independent voices who have been forced to leave their country or face a direct threat to their lives because of their willingness and courage to write, research, and provide truthful information to educate the public and policymakers.

    For applicants from: Russia Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: 12 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities, Journalism, Human rights activism

    Euro-Mediterraneun Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders – Urgent Grants

    Requests for emergency funding are considered when applicants can show that an intervention by the Foundation will help counter threats against their lives and/or those of members of their family and reinforce the visibility and pursuit of their activities at a strategic timing. The amount of funding requested may not exceed EUR 5,000. The request is such that it cannot be fully supported on an emergency basis by another national, regional or international organisation. The Foundation reserves the right to ask for any other explanation/documentation to the candidates if needed and to decide on whether it will provide full or partial support.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: International | Workplace: On site Support period: Short term support Discipline / work field: Human rights activism

    Digital Defenders Partnership – Incident Emergency Fund

    The IEF provides up to €10,000 and can be used to cover costs which will directly reduce the risk or impact of a digital attack. The funding covers activities for a maximum of four months, and we aim to respond to requests within two weeks.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: International | Workplace: Remote Support period: 4 months Discipline / work field: Journalism, Human rights activism

    Crisis Respond Fund

    The Crisis Response Fund (CRF) provides urgent funding to civil society actors who are 1) facing crises in freedom of assembly and association to conduct advocacy activities, or 2) looking to respond proactively to threats to civic freedoms through resiliency activities.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: 3 to 6 months Discipline / work field: Human rights activism

    Freedom House – Emergency Assistance

    Since 2007, Freedom House has been providing short-term support to human rights defenders, civil society organizations and survivors of severe religious persecution in some of the world’s most repressive and conflict-ridden environments. This assistance reaches frontline activists and civil society organizations at their moment of greatest need. It has helped them survive attacks, given them the means to resume their critical work, and in many cases literally saved lives.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: International | Workplace: On site Support period: Short term support Discipline / work field: Journalism, Human rights activism

    Front Line Defenders – Protection Grants

    In 2001 Front Line Defenders launched its Protection Grants programme, to provide rapid and practical financial support to human rights defenders at risk. Protection Grants can pay for provisions to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders and their organisations.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: International | Workplace: On site Support period: Not applicable Discipline / work field: Human rights activism

    Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship

    The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers democracy activists, journalists, civil society leaders, and scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The program offers five-month fellowships for practitioners to improve strategies and techniques for building democracy abroad and five-month fellowships for scholars to conduct original research for publication.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia Location: USA | Workplace: On site Support period: 5 months Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities, Journalism, Human rights activism