SAR Ukraine Fellowships

Scholars at Risk (SAR) announces new fellowship support for SAR network member institutions in North America looking to host threatened and displaced scholars from Ukraine.

The purpose of the funds is to support the Ukrainian research and academic sector, enable continuing collaborations between scholars and institutions in or displaced from Ukraine and the international research community, and to anticipate and support rebuilding of the Ukrainian higher education and research sectors as conditions permit.

Eligibility: The funds are available to higher education institutions and associations in North America
which are SAR network members in good standing at the time of the application (“applicants”) to assist
in the hosting of eligible Ukrainian scholars (“candidates”) meeting the following criteria:

  • Are (1) Ukrainian nationals, or (2) stateless persons, or nationals from third countries other than
    Ukraine, with their primary residence in Ukraine on February 24, 2022;
  • Either (1) have been displaced from Ukraine on or after February 24, 2022, (2) were temporarily
    outside Ukraine on February 24, 2022 and have been unable to return to their primary residence
    due to the conflict, or (3) are ready to relocate from Ukraine;
  • Academics, researchers, or scientists with a PhD degree (or other terminal degree in their field);
  • Have the language skills required to successfully conduct their research activities at the envisaged
    host institution, as confirmed by the host institution in the application;
  • Candidates in all domains of research, higher education and innovation may qualify.

Budget and duration:

  • Fellowships are expected to be awarded for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of
    24 months.
  • Fellowships awards are expected to range from $10,000 to $50,000 for a 12-month period,
    with priority given to applications including matching or greater funds from the host institution or
    other source.

Deadline: Given the high levels of need among qualifying candidate populations, institutions are
encouraged to submit complete applications at their earliest opportunity. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 17, 2023, until all funds are awarded. Current funds are
estimated to allow supplemental awards to 10-25 hosts, with co-funding from the host institution or
other source. Additional awards will be made if additional funding can be secured.