The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.


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Member States and Associated countries

The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country:

EU Support



The Science4Refugees initiative and the EURAXESS portal provide research refugee friendly internships, part-time and full-time jobs, and access to an European Research Community. Researchers of Ukraine are eligible to benefit from the Science4Refugees initiative without the need of holding the refugee status.


EU solidarity with Ukraine

A EU hub of all initiatives supporting Ukrainians.

President von der Leyen

President von der Leyen

President von der Leyen’s page in response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Commissioner Gabriel

Commissioner Gabriel

Commissioner Gabriel’s page on the Ukrainian crisis and its implications for the research community.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

This page outlines the role of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Guidelines for the Inclusion of Researchers at Risk.



Search fundings and tenders for researchers of Ukraine. Read here how to do so.

School education Gateway

School Education Gateway

Classrooms and school administrations across the continent have mobilised to express solidarity with Ukraine.

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ERC for Ukraine

The European Research Council (ERC) has appealed to its grantees to provide temporary employment to refugee researchers and support staff from Ukraine. The information on possible job opportunities will be progressively published on the ERC website.

COST programme

COST programme

The COST Programme provides funding for establishing research and innovation networks. All researchers, irrespective of their physical location, affiliated to Ukrainian legal entities, are eligible to receive COST funding. Researchers can apply for short-term research stays, Virtual Networking Tools and/or join any Action Working Group via an easy online procedure. Researchers, who are new to COST, are invited to explore the running COST Actions. Read here the COST statement about Ukraine.


On 11/03/22, EIT launched a traineeship scheme for people residing in or displaced from Ukraine, to help continue their professional development and discover new opportunities while building their transferable skills.

EIT Health

EIT Health’s network is supporting hospitals in Ukraine with medical supplies through its Ukraine Appeal’ with their partners, offering jobs and scholarships for colleagues and students and caring for patients.

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Are you a EU or Ukrainian SME which suffered from heavy loss of import/export market due to the current geopolitical situation? The Enterprise Europe Network “Supply Chain Resilience” platform will provide you with a partner matchmaking tool to help you overcome your urgent needs and any disruption to your value chain. The platform offers the opportunity to make targeted and time-efficient contacts with all actors in industry, academia and government.

The European Commission is determined to support the Ukrainian people and to provide all available assistance in the field of education and training and beyond in these extremely challenging times. Read more here.

The MSCA4Ukraine scheme, funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, will provide fellowships for displaced doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers from Ukraine. The project has published its call for applications for researchers and host organisations.

Other support initiatives



#ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world. Their mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international level for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated to a Ukraine academic institution.

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Inspireurope is a Europe-wide alliance for researchers at risk. The network facilitates cooperation between initiatives and programmes supporting researchers at risk and provides useful resources.

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IWM Ukraine Information Hub

The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) is an institute of advanced studies in the humanities and social sciences. Its Ukraine Information Hub is a central place to find information and content from the IWM and its community on the war in Ukraine.

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Jean Monnet Fellowships

The Robert Schuman Centre (RSC) at the European University Institute (EUI) welcomes applications for up to three fellowships for post-doctoral researchers of any nationality who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine.

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Scientists for Scientists initiative by HFSP

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) supports innovative basic research that applies novel and interdisciplinary approaches to understand fundamental biological problems and includes scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. Since 1990, over 7000 researchers from over 70 countries have been supported and 28 HFSP awardees have gone to receive the Nobel Prize. HFSP launches a support mechanism, “Scientists for scientists”, to help researchers affected by the war in Ukraine. All HFSP supported scientists and laboratories are invited and will receive support from HFSP to host displaced researchers in their institutions.

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Science in Exile Declaration

On 20 April 2022 the Science in Exile initiative has launched the Science in Exile Declaration “Supporting at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists: A call to action”. The Declaration outlines key commitments necessary at global level for both immediate and long-term support and protection to scholars and scientists who are at-risk, displaced or refugees, so as to build a better future for them, science and society at large.

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European University Institute

The EUI has opened its programmes to all directly affected by the war in Ukraine. The EUI will provide funding opportunities to support candidates of any nationality who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine. This includes candidates who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons that can be specified in the application.

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Digital Opportunities - ICT Jobs and Skills for Refugees

DIGITAL SME and its member associations developed a portal to allow refugees of Ukraine, as well as anyone else who has left their country for better opportunities in Europe, to find a suitable ICT job and support them in integrating into the new job market through upskilling, i.e., finding relevant training to empower them while relocating to a safer country in Europe.

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