Funding opportunities for refugee/endangered researchers
BMBF: Project funding for research and development cooperation between Germany and Ukraine
- Individual or joint projects with Ukraine on one or more priority topics: Digitalization and information technologies, Biotechnologies and health research, new materials and manufacturing technologies or Social sciences and humanities (interdisciplinary approach)
- The call also applies to projects that support objectives of the "European Green Deal".
- Project scope: up to 24 months and up to €80,000 with 100% funding rate.
- Application procedure: Stage 1 of 2 with deadline: 22.06.2023; parallel submission to partner organization in Ukraine.
- Contact: Birgit Luger and Julia Maly in the Research Funding Department
DFG: Supplemental proposals/integration in currently funded projects
- For prospective, doctoral researchers, researchers with a doctorate
- All project leaders and also higher education institutions can submit supplemental proposals to integrate qualified refugees – prospective or doctoral researchers – in DFG projects that already receive funding. These proposals can be justified based on the fact that individuals are now available for the further development of a project whose involvement can be expected to provide additional stimuli for the research programme in question.
- Funding period: 1 to 3 years, depending on the project
- Extent of funding: A supplemental proposal can be geared towards any type of funding that enables refugees to be integrated in a project, in particular guest funds, staff positions and the Mercator module.
- Application procedure: online; submitted informally at any time.
- Information: DFG webpage
- Contacts: DFG head office, Michael Sommerhof, phone +49 228 885-2017; University of Passau, Division Research Services,Dr. Kerstin Theis
Special programme for Ukranian researchers
- additional funds for DFG grants within the framework of individual research grants, a research group or a priority programme according to the existimg forms and guidelines for "Cooperation with Developing Countries"
- Target group: researchers (project leaders) who are still in Ukraine and whose research can be continued
- Subject of funding: funds for project implementation (individual) and living expenses up to 1.000 EUR per month per person
- Application (within DFG projects!):
- within the DFG procedure "Cooperation with Developing Countries": application for the additional funds via the applicants in Germany in the case of individual research grants, at research groups and in the priority programme
- new research projects: Applicants in Germany are asked to enter the total amount of funding requested for the partners in Ukraine in the elan portal in the basic module under “Material resources”/“Other” according to the forms an guidelines for "Cooperation with Developing Countries".
- already DFG-funded projects: additional application via the elan portal
- When initiating joint projects, funds can be applied by using the funding instrument “Initiation of International Collaboration”
- Duration: application possible until 15 September 2024
- Online report "Information for Researchers" dated 13 September 2022
- the DFG's International relations, partner organisations and funding opportunities with individual countries and regions
DFG: Walter Benjamin posts
- The program provides research funds for an independent research project. Impotant: The restriction of the target group to the early postdoc phase that otherwise exists under this programme does not apply to refugees
- Extent of funding: position as "Postdoctoral Researcher and Comparable" and grants a general allowance for direct project costs (including travel and publication costs) and, where applicable, additional funding associated with high production costs.
- Funding Period: up to two years
- Application procedure: submitted at any time; online
- Information: DFG webpage
- Contacts: DFGHead office (Fachreferat); Dr. Kerstin Theis in the Division Research Services at the University of Passau
CEE Special Fellowship Programme Ukraine for Graduate Students
- Target Group: University graduates living in or have fled Ukraine as well as current PhD students with an Ukrainian citizenship
- In addition to its fellowship programme for university graduates and doctoral students from Central and Eastern European countries, the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU) will now award up to30 additional fellowships to master‘s graduates living in Ukraine or refugees.
- Extent of Funding: 1.250 EUR per month, Insurances, Travel costs, German Courses
- Application procedure: online, anytime
- Information: Webseite of the DBU
- Brochure: Link to the Programmbrochure
DMV: Opportunities in Germany for Mathematicians from Ukraine
The German Mathematical Society (DMV) aims to support mathematicians from Ukraine at all stages in their career who might consider a visiting position, scholarship or other forms of scientific long-term stays in Germany.
In cooperation with Mathematics Münster, applications from mathematicians from Ukraine and offers from German mathematical institutions will be coordinated. Mathematicians from Ukraine on all career levels are invited to send their applications via this form. If a linked offer matches your profile, you can also send your application directly to the offering institution.
Gerda Henkel Foundation: Support for Researchers from Ukraine
- Target group: former and current Gerda Henkel scholarship holders
- For the individual scholarships for endangered and refugee researchers, the Gerda Henkel Foundation is increasingly approaching earlier and current recipients. You can seek help yourself or make recommendations to support other employees at Ukrainian universities.
- Application: via the contact of the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Dr. Birte Ruhardt)
- Information: Website of the Gerda Henkel Foundation
Helmholtz Initiative for Refugees
The Helmholtz Association provides funds from the Initiative and Networking Fund to offer people from Ukraine temporary professional perspectives in Germany. In justified exceptional cases, researchers who have fled Russia or Belarus can also apply for funding.
If You are interested in the funding programm please get in touch with the contact person at the Helmholtz Center of your choice for further information.
Umweltbundesamt: Support for Academics from Ukraine
The Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) offers scientists who have fled Ukraine the opportunity to work for the Umweltbundesamt for up to 12 months.
Possible fields of activity result from the selection of the field of study on the website. If you are interested in working as a guest researcher, please send a short cover letter, a CV and your certificate of residence with the desired field of work by e-mail to email@example.com. After receipt of the documents, possible positions will be examined.