NWO Hop-On Call for Researchers Based in Ukraine: NWO-NRFU Partnership InitiativeLocation: Location: Ukraine | Workplace: Remote

The aim of “NWO Hop-On Call for Proposals for Researchers Based in Ukraine: NWO-NRFU Partnership Initiative” 2023 is to stimulate online participation of qualified researchers in Ukraine in ongoing NWO projects and to extend their professional network in the Dutch research community. The NWO project team can provide consulting, information, mentoring and/or other assistance to the individual Ukrainian based researcher.

Who can apply?

The grant provides financial support of a Ukraine-based research partner. Applications can be submitted to NWO by the main applicant (principal investigator) of ongoing NWO scientific research projects. To be able to spend an NWO grant in Ukraine, the beneficiary's Ukrainian-based research partner must always act as co-applicant. The Ukrainian-based research partner can never be the main applicant.

What to apply for?

The grant can be requested to help meet the remuneration costs of the Ukrainian-based research partner and relevant material costs. Ukrainian knowledge institutions may receive only one grant per institution in this Call for proposals. The requested financial support of the Ukraine-based research partner covers the remuneration of one part-time or full-time researcher for 6 to 24 months and material costs.  Maximum costs for remuneration of one Ukraine-based research partner (full time equivalent workload) is € 1,040 per month, including material costs. Maximum costs for materials is € 315 per month per one full time equivalent workload. The sum of the remuneration and material costs, i.e. the total grant, is maximized at € 25,000.00.

When to apply?

Applications may be submitted at any time. The ultimate deadline is April 8 2024 at 14:00 CET.

Assessment criteria

The first step is to determine the admissibility of the application. NWO will request a letter of recommendation from the NRFU for NWO’s consideration of the application based on the results of analysis of documents and information contained in them as of the following:

  • a letter of support of the Ukrainian institution of higher education/research institution the Ukrainian applicant is affiliated to;
  • the research partner is based in Ukraine;
  • the Ukraine-based research partner holds at least a PhD degree;
  • is employed as (associate) professor or as (principal/leading/senior) researcher at a Ukrainian institution of higher education of state ownership.


All admissible applications will be awarded by NWO on a ‘first come first served’ basis and the Call for proposals will be closed once the available budget is spent or when the deadline is reached. The admissibility procedure may take up to 2 months to complete.

The application documents can be found here.