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ASEEES Resources for Helping Displaced Scholars from Ukraine: This page is work in progress and is being updated daily. If you know of other resources that should be added to this list, please contact Lynda Park at Also see: ASEEES Webinar: How to Host Displaced Scholars on Your Campus: Friday, March 18, 2022, 2pm ET. Webinar Recording with subtitles, an audio transcript and chat messages. Scholars at Risk pptIIE-SRF ppt from the webinar


  • Canadian government is setting up a special fund to support research trainees from Ukraine. Modeled on an existing refugee programme run by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the new fund will accept applications from Canadian grant-holders who have Ukrainian research students.
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) offers different Research Grants, Deadline: 15 April 2022
  • The Petro Jacyk Non-Resident Scholars Program will bring together Ukrainian scholars, public officials, advanced PhD students and public intellectuals to participate in regular virtual seminars moderated by a member of the University of Toronto faculty on a common theme related to the war and the rebuilding of Ukraine.


  • American Councils Announces New Philanthropic Support for Displaced Ukrainian Scholars
  • The University of Chicago announced full-tuition scholarships for Ukrainian undergraduates affected by the invasion
  • The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan invites applications for WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellows from scholars at institutions of higher education in Ukraine. The awards support 1-year research visits to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare for fellow and up to 2 dependents, visa support, health insurance, and salary. WCEE will grant up to 3 awards, apply by April 15th
  • Linda Hall Library invites researchers to apply for fellowships in the history of science and related humanities fields. These fellowships provide scholars of exceptional promise with financial support to explore the Library’s collections and join a dynamic intellectual community of in-house experts, fellows, and scholars from other Kansas City cultural and educational institutions. Deadline: 20 January, 2023.
  • Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Fellowships in Ukrainian Studies are granted to promising early-career postdoctoral scholars carrying out independent research on topics pertaining to Ukraine. Applications for Academic Year 2023-2024 are due JANUARY 31, 2023
  • MIT: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology started a program called Yulia’s Dream to train Ukrainian high school students in honor of a young Ukrainian mathematician recently killed in the war. In honor of Yulia Zdanovska, a 21-year-old Ukrainian mathematician killed by a Russian-fired missile in her home city of Kharkiv, PRIMES has launched this free math enrichment and research program for Ukrainian high school students and refugees in grades 9 to 11.
  • The New University in Exile Consortium supports students, scholars and artists in exile to find placement at US institutions
  • The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans is a scholarship program offered to immigrants and refugees in the United States
  • Scholar Rescue Fund is 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 (SAR) protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services: SAR Ukraine Fellowships. 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.
  • Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S. announced the creation of the Shevchenko Emergency Fund, which will be used to support scholars, writers, and artists who have been affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine. The residential fellowships will be awarded to Ukrainian scholars, writers, and artists residing in the United States who have been affected by the war and need support to continue their work
  • Special Student Relief (SSR) is the suspension of certain regulatory requirements by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for an F‑1 student from parts of the world that are experiencing emergent circumstances
  • University of the People is opening all its Online Courses for free to Ukrainian Students whose universities have closed due to the Russian invasion to enable them to continue their studies uninterrupted online. To provide Ukrainians with hope for a better future once the invasion has ended, UoPeople also is providing 1,000 scholarships for students from Ukraine, including those who have fled their country, so they can continue their education
  • The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has launched the Safe Passage Fund to support the Polish Academy of Sciences as it helps fleeing Ukrainian researchers and their families resettle in Poland. As part of this effort, the NAS will evaluate proposals and identify candidates for placement in suitable institutions, and will use the funds raised to provide grants to help support the scientists and their families. To date, a number of U.S. foundations have pledged their support to this effort, including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Walder Foundation, and the Simons Foundation. The NAS is also preparing to help expand the resettlement program to include partnerships with other science academies in Eastern Europe and beyond
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE: WPI Community Aims to Support Ukraine, Affected Students and Scholars