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, Belarus and Russia. 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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  • Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation: Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Postdocs

    The programme is intended for highly qualified scientists and scholars of all disciplines.

    The fellowship enables early-career post-doctoral researchers who completed their doctorate less than 4 years ago to realize a long-term research project (6 to 24 months) of their own design in cooperation with an academic host they have chosen at a research institution in Germany. The research must deal with issues of major relevance to the future development of the applicant’s home country or region of origin.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 6 to 24 months

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Gerda Henkel Stiftung – Grants for Scholars

    The Gerda Henkel Foundation is making grants available for Ukrainian scholars. This initiative is aimed not just at Ukrainian citizens but also at researchers from Russia and Belarus who for political reasons are no longer allowed to work, are being threatened, or have to leave their country.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf – Erasmus Grants for Researchers from Ukraine

    Ukrainian citizens working at a Ukrainian university can apply for funding for a research stay at HHU of up to 30 days via Erasmus funds.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 30 days

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Helmholtz Association

    We will once again provide funding from the Initiative and Networking Fund to offer people from Ukraine transitional professional prospects in Germany. In justified exceptional cases, funds can also be granted to refugee scientists from Russia or Belarus. In doing so, the Helmholtz Association is fulfilling its social obligation to offer transitional professional prospects to refugees.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: Germany | Workplace: Remote

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    University of Basel – Faculty Fund for Ukrainian Researchers at Risk

    The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Basel is providing qualified individuals who have fled Ukraine (Status S) with the opportunity to continue their academic activities and research projects at the Faculty on an interim basis.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Switzerland | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Università Degli Studi di Padova: Visiting Scholars

    The Unipd Scholars Rescue Fund offers research fellowships for Ukrainian scholars and other nationalities who are entitled to international protection.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Italy | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 3-12 months

    Discipline / work field: Humanities

    The University of Texas – Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies – Resources for Students and Scholars from Ukraine

    This website gives an overview of emergency resources available to students and scholars from Ukraine at the University of Texas.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: USA | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    ISPP Support for Scholars Under Threat

    We have recently offered emergency support to 16 scholars under threat from Turkey from the generous donations of ISPP members. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more applications to the emergency fund until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: International | Workplace: Remote

    Support period: Short term support

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    EDUFI Fellowship for Doctoral Students from Ukraine

    EDUFI Fellowship for doctoral students from Ukraine provides doctoral level students from Ukraine the opportunity to continue their academic work in Finland and supports the academic community and the reconstruction of higher education system in Ukraine.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Finland | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Leopoldina Ukraine Distinguished Fellowship

    The German National Academy of Sciences introduces a special fellowship for scientists from Ukraine who have their careers in science endangered or interrupted by the war to resume or continue their research activities, and remain in academia.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 12 months

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Dubnow Institut – Opportunities for Ukrainian Scholars

    The Dubnow Institute offers:
    1. short-term fellowships for Ukrainian researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) of Jewish Studies/History for up to 3 months.
    2. to host Ukrainian Researchers with support by the Volkswagenstiftung, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, Philipp Schwartz-Initiative, DFG: Walter-Benjamin-Programm.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 3 months

    Discipline / work field: Humanities

    Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics)

    Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) provides urgently-needed help to academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to work on in their home countries despite serious risks. Cara also supports higher education institutions whose work is at risk or compromised.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: United Kingdom | Workplace: Remote

    Support period: 2 to 3 years

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History – Fellowships for Art Historians

    The BHMPI has created the #ScienceForUkraine Art History Fellowships, a dedicated call for application by researchers in the field of art history who are at risk in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, independently from their nationality.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: Italy | Workplace: On site

    Support period: 1 year

    Discipline / work field: Humanities, Cultural or artistic work

    Academy in Exile

    Academy in Exile offers scholars who are threatened in their home countries because of their academic or civic engagement for human rights, peace and democracy the opportunity to resume their research abroad.

    For applicants from: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia

    Location: Germany | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Long-term fellowships last from 12 to 24 months, short-term emergency stipends last up to 3 months

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    AcademicsNLforUkraine – Opportunities for Ukrainian Academics in the Netherlands

    This platform gives an overview of available workplaces and facilities (paid and unpaid positions) at Dutch academic institutions for Ukrainian academics, researchers and scientists.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: The Netherlands | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities

    Aalto University – Support for Scholars from Ukraine

    Aalto University offers scholars fleeing from Ukraine a possibility to continue their academic work at Aalto University during the war in Ukraine.

    For applicants from: Ukraine

    Location: Finland | Workplace: On site

    Support period: Not applicable

    Discipline / work field: Social Sciences, Humanities