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How to submit a support offer?

What positions do you collect?

We are collecting opportunities which were exclusively created for scientists affected by the war in Ukraine or those in which they are encouraged to apply. Industrial R&D or similar positions are also welcome. This includes positions that relate to paid positions or other forms of support that normally costs money and which are dedicated to scholars and students affiliated to an academic institution in Ukraine.

Examples include:

Possibilities for remote work are particularly relevant as well. Please see this letter of the Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science in Ukraine to the Polish National Science Center and #ScienceForUkraine press release on remote work opportunities.

Support for Ukrainians on all levels of scholarly career is welcome: students, PhD candidates, early career researchers and senior scholars.

Why should my institution provide support?

When should we open the call for applicants?

How long should the support last?

Given the uncertain situation we suggest that the support should be provided for the longest possible period, but not shorter than 3 months. This might include research visits, so that scholars gain time and means to apply for more stable positions or grants.

Are non-Ukrainian citizens also eligible?

Yes. Please reach out to the potential hosts and explain your situation. Please note that most of the offers we received are for temporary hosting while the war is going on, and not for a permanent transfer to a university in some other country. If that is your goal, you would need to go through the standard immigration process.

What about the students and scholars from Russia and Belarus?

This initiative is aimed at students and scholars who had to flee Ukraine because their lives are in immediate danger. Russia and Belarus generally do not have that status.

We are aware that many researchers in Russia/Belarus have not supported the previous annexation of Ukrainian territories and do not support the ongoing war, and have spoken out against it (see e.g. the story of sociologist Grigori Yudin who ended up with a concussion after protesting). Similarly to Ukrainians who are granted refugee status if they manage to escape the war zone, Russian/Belarussian scholars generally can apply for asylum (generally this needs a proof of arrests, threats, physical violence, being put on trial etc.). The researchers or students granted political asylum are welcome to reach out to the hosts and explain their situation. Those who left Russia/Belarus on general terms are encouraged to seek employment through regular channels.

Unfortunately we cannot assist either Ukrainian or Russian/Belorussian scholars with the most difficult part, i.e. reaching safety. We recommend the Scholars At Risk network.

What else can I do?

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