Global MIT At-Risk Fellows – Ukraine (2024-2025)Location: Location: Cambridge, MA | Workplace: On site

The Global MIT At-Risk Fellows Program (GMAF) is a semester-long, residential fellowship at MIT to be held in spring 2025 (February-May).

Applicants should be scholars who hold a PhD (or equivalent degree).  They should also be either currently or recently teaching at Ukrainian universities or conducting research with Ukraine's Academy of Sciences.  Individuals who held positions at these institutions at the time of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, including those who are temporarily residing and/or working in other countries at the moment, are eligible to apply.

The application process for the Spring 2025 semester is now open until August 1, 2024.


Fellows selected by the GMAF faculty committee will spend a semester at MIT. Each fellow will be paired with an MIT faculty advisor in their field and have an opportunity observe research work and classes taught by their advisor or another MIT faculty member. Fellows will also be invited to attend lab meetings and on-campus programming that may be of interest to them in their area of specialty and beyond. MIT covers expenses associated with the GMAF fellowship, including travel, accommodations, visas, health insurance, instructional materials, as well as a general living stipend.

Priority Fields

GMAF will give priority to applicants from the following fields, which are relevant for Ukraine’s pressing needs and have strong representation within MIT:

- Economic development
- Housing and urban planning
- Energy, advanced materials, and infrastructure (especially nuclear and sustainable forms of energy)
- Computer science (especially in the areas of digital transformation, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence)
- Prosthetics engineering
- Logistics

Application is not limited to these fields, and scholars from other fields are also welcome to apply, so long as their fields are represented at MIT.