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Other opportunities for Ukrainian scholars, researchers and students

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI)

The UNHCR of the United Nations administers the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) to help refugees afford the cost of post-secondary education. Through the program, recognized refugees can receive free tuition as well as money for books, transportation, housing and food. The program is open to applicants who hold a secondary school diploma, have demonstrated financial need, enroll in a program where the likelihood of employment is high and are under 28 years of age. Only one DAFI award is given out per family. Applicants must be from one of the countries specified by the UNHCR. A full list is available on their website.

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 

Resources to help displaced scholars from Ukraine

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
The BAS has made its hotel in Sofia and its holiday base in Varna available to accommodate Ukrainian scientists and their families.

Cara Scholars at Risk UK Universities Network

The Network aims to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between UK higher education institutions in support of persecuted and at-risk academics, and in the defence and promotion of academic and university freedoms worldwide. 125 UK universities are currently working with us to support these aims. Council of At-Risk Academics (CARA) - 

Central European University 

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service 

DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service provides further information concerning Ukraine: The International Office at your university may be eligible for funding to support scholars from Ukraine by linking them to your university.

Engandered Scholars Worldwide

The New University In Exile is an expanding group of universities and colleges publicly committed to the belief that the academic community has both the responsibility and capacity to assist persecuted and endangered scholars everywhere and to protect the intellectual capital that is jeopardized when universities and scholars are under assault.

Goethe University

Scholarships for Ukrainian historians in medieval and early modern history

Google Drive - Labs supporting Ukrainian Scientists

EPSO is an independent academic organisation that represents more than 200 research institutes, departments and universities from 31 countries in Europe and beyond. The idea is to facilitate refugee scientists in finding a host lab abroad. Details available here.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences launched a support program to ensure the safety of displaced scientists and their families. In addition to using the Academy’s own resources, it is also organising charities to support the program.

Scholar Rescue Fund

The Scholar Rescue Fund are launching a Ukraine-specific round of the IIE Emergency Student Fund on Monday, February 28, to provide financial support to Ukrainian students studying at U.S. colleges and universities.

Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk works to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom around the world. Go to to identify potential funding sources

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
The Slovak Academy of Sciences offers free accommodation capacities in Bratislava, Smolenice and Stará Lesná for newly arriving Ukrainian colleagues, as well as for their family members. It will also provide free accommodation capacities for family members of current employees and doctoral students. The Academy will also provide financial support for doctoral students and young researchers to be able to continue their studies and research in Slovakia.

Student Action for Refugees

STAR campaigns for and supports the creation of scholarships to improve access to university for people who have claimed asylum in the UK. Here you can find a list of scholarship opportunities in the UK, together with advice for your application and information about other funding opportunities.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States. In order to qualify for the scholarship program, applicants must be planning to attend a graduate-level degree program at an accredited American university on a full-time basis. The scholarships can be awarded to US citizens whose parents were born abroad or who are not US citizens as well as to individuals who were born abroad but are naturalized citizens, adopted by US citizens, green card holders or refugee status. Those who were born abroad but graduated from an American high school may also be eligible.

The Volkswagen Foundation

Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine

University of Bristol

A scholarship that gives refugees and asylum seekers life-changing access to University education has been expanded, the University of Bristol has announced.