Who can apply?
The application is open to academic institutions (“the host institution”), including universities, academies, and other research-performing organisations that are based in a Council of Europe member state, and that plan to host researchers who have been displaced by the war in Ukraine (“the beneficiaries”).
Applications must be submitted according to the principle “one beneficiary, one application.” Host institutions can apply for up to one-year of funding to set up new or maintain existing positions for researchers who have fled Ukraine. Applications must be submitted by the host institution and should be co-signed by the beneficiary. There is no limit to the number of beneficiaries that a host institution can apply funding for. Institutions dedicated to military research are not eligible for funding.
The funding programme aims to help scholars from all nationalities and scientific disciplines who have left or are seeking to leave Ukraine as a consequence of the war (the beneficiaries). Eligible beneficiaries include postdoctoral and senior researchers, as well as assistant, associate or full professors affiliated with Ukrainian academic and/or research-performing institutions. Proof of affiliation of the beneficiary with a Ukrainian institution must be provided as part of the application.
The selection process is carried our by an independent selection committee composed of senior officials from the following international, pan-European science institutions, representing universities, funding organisations, and individual researchers: European Research Council (ERC), European University Association (EUA), Global Young Academy (GYA), and Science Europe. The committee’s work is coordinated by ALLEA’s President.
Criteria and selection procedures
- Hosting institutions will integrate the beneficiaries into existing or new research projects and departments, and commit to supporting them by providing the required infrastructure for Ukrainian scientists to continue their research work in a safe environment.
- The programme will offer a monthly stipend for up to 12 months. As a rule, the maximum amount per hosting arrangement should not exceed €25,000 per beneficiary, and will be determined in accordance with the beneficiary’s academic position and the regulations of the hosting institutions.
- The selection process will be performed by the independent EFDS selection committee on the basis of the application and taking into account further relevant criteria and considerations as appropriate and unanimously agreed upon by the committee members.
- Successful applicants will be informed about the conditions of the grant without delay. Disbursement procedures, reporting and other requirements will be formalised and acknowledged in a cooperation agreement between ALLEA and the host institution.
How to apply
Applications will be received in two different rounds. To be considered for the first round, please submit your complete application by 1 July 2022. Information about the second round will be provided here in due course.
Applications must be submitted by the host institution and co-signed by the beneficiary. To submit an application, download the application form and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “EFDS Application, Funding Line 1.” Please fill out and submit the application digitally, not in print format.