As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, a new dedicated fellowship scheme ―MSCA4Ukraine―will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine. This support will enable displaced researchers to continue their work at academic and non-academic organisations in EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, while maintaining their connections to research and innovation communities in Ukraine. The scheme may also facilitate researchers’ reintegration in Ukraine if conditions for safe return are met, in order to prevent permanent brain drain, and contribute to strengthening the Ukrainian university and research sector and its collaboration and exchange with the international research community.
- Applicant: Applications must be submitted by prospective host organisations on behalf of a displaced researcher(s) from Ukraine. Host organisations can be academic or non-academic organisations in any EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.
- Disciplines: MSCA4Ukraine fellowships are open to all domains of research and innovation.
- Duration: Fellowships will be awarded for a minimum of 6 months, up to a maximum of 24 months.
- Value: Fellowship rates will be in line with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks and MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Applications must be submitted by host organisations on behalf of named researchers from Ukraine via an online portal. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funds are committed.
- 28 September: Call information and call documents published. Prospective applicants are advised to begin preparing their applications so they are ready for submission soon after the online portal opens.
- September-ongoing: If you are a researcher from Ukraine seeking to connect with a host organisation or a host organisation seeking to connect with a researcher you can use the scheme’s matchmaking services. See Details for host organisations and Details for researchers.
- October 24: Call opened for submission of applications via an online portal.
- November-December: The portal will remain open for applications until all funds are committed. Selection and evaluation processes begin. Three internal cut-off dates are tentatively set at 11 November 2022, 9 December 2022, and 9 January 2023. The cut-off dates are adjustable based on the rate of applications. At each cut-off date, all eligible nominations submitted will enter the evaluation and selection process.
- January 2023 onwards: Fellowship offers on a rolling basis. Portal to remain open while funds remain.
The MSCA4Ukraine Programme of the European Commission will be implemented by a consortium comprised of Scholars at Risk Europe hosted at Maynooth University, Ireland (project coordinator), the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundationand the European University Association, with the French national PAUSE programme,hosted by the Collège de France, and the global Scholars at Risk Network participating as associated partners.