Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine (closed)

area of research: all disciplines
type of funding: research stays of Ukrainian scientists in Germany
project duration: 6-12 months
Ukrainian scientists
Requirements: joint application (in German or English) by the university management and the host scientists in Germany
Die VolkswagenStiftung legt ein neues Gastforschungsprogramm für geflohene ukrainische Wissenschaftler:innen auf (Foto: AdobeStock_489612166).
Die VolkswagenStiftung legt ein neues Gastforschungsprogramm für geflohene ukrainische Wissenschaftler:innen auf (Foto: AdobeStock_489612166).

Objective

Since the end of February 2022, the attack of the Russian army on Ukraine has triggered a large number of refugees. Many Ukrainian scientists have already left or will leave their home country. The Volkswagen Foundation wanted to support them in temporarily continuing their scientific work in Germany.

Scope of Funding

The funding offer is terminated, but was aimed at Ukrainian scientists who have already fled to Germany after the Russian invasion of their country or who will arrive in Germany in the coming weeks.

It offered doctoral students, postdocs and established scientists from all disciplines the opportunity to continue their work in a research group at a university or research institute in Germany for a period of 6-12 months. Applications had to be submitted jointly by the university management and the host scientists in Germany.