Goethe University Frankfurt strongly condemns Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. Showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine, Ukrainians all over the world, as well as anyone who chooses to demand peace and freedom in Russia or worldwide is of great concern to us.
To support post-docoral scientists who had to interrupt their research in Ukraine and are now fleeing the consequences of war, Goethe University offers 10 Goethe Refugee Fellowships within the framework of the Goethe-Ukraine-Fund. This also intends to strengthen future academic cooperation between Goethe University and Ukrainian research institutions.
Type of support
Please contact the Research Support with the required documents, in either German or English, via the contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can be submitted at any time.
The selection process will take place in a timely manner and will end once the maximum number of fellowships has been awarded.
The Humboldt Foundation offers its sponsorship recipients from Ukraine special
arrangements for alumni stays and fellowship extensions. These instruments are also
intended to enable sponsorship recipients from Russia who are at risk (e.g.
because of their critical stance towards the war) to stay in Germany.
Refugee researchers can apply for a Walter Benjamin Fellowship at any career stage after their PhD. Earlier restrictions to postdocs no longer apply. In urgent emergencies, proof of risk is not required. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Furthermore, there is the possibility for project leaders and HEIs to integrate qualified refugee researchers into already funded DFG projects. Applications can be submitted informally at any time.
The Gerda Henkel Foundation provides funding of 2 million euros for Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian scientists. The funding will be spread across three pillars:
Further information can be found here.
The DAAD is stopping applications for Russia scholarships and cancelling the selection for DAAD scholarships to Russia. Even German scholarship holders who have already been selected cannot currently receive financial support for a planned stay in Russia. The DAAD expects German universities to suspend all DAAD-funded project activities with partner institutions in Russia and Belarus.
The DAAD's press release can be found here.
On 1 March 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, in which the EP called for funding for all research and innovation cooperation programs with Russia supported with EU funds to be immediately blocked or withdrawn and for interregional programmes to be suspended, including Horizon Europe.
The EU Commission decided on 3 March 2022 to freeze research funding under Horizon Europe.
This is an excerpt from the statement by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel:
"First, we have decided not to engage into further cooperation projects with Russian entities. I have therefore decided to suspend the preparations of grant agreement for four projects under Horizon Europe programme that involve five Russian research organisations. Signing of any new contracts will be put on hold until further notice.
Second, I have asked my services to suspend any payment to Russian entities under existing contracts.
Third, Ukrainian scientists and researchers are key participants in our EU Framework programmes for R&I and have demonstrated excellence and innovation leadership across many fields."