Who can apply?
The application is open to Ukrainian academic institutions (including universities, academies, and research institutes) that have been directly affected by the war, to support them in the continuation and/or reinstatement of their scientific operations and research collaborations, as well as to support initiatives that facilitate reintegration of researchers upon their return to Ukraine. Applications must be submitted by the institutions.
Applicants must confirm, and be able to demonstrate upon request, that their mission, scope, and research serves civilian purposes. Military research institutions or facilities are not eligible for funding. To be considered, please submit your complete application before 15 August 2022.
The selection process is carried 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
- Applicants must be Ukrainian academic institutions operating in Ukraine or in exile (including virtually), whose academic activities have been directly affected by the war. As a rule, the maximum amount applied for should not exceed €75,000 per institution.
- Applying institutions must provide a detailed description of the damage incurred as well as a budget overview detailing how the funds will be allocated.
- The selection process will be performed by the independent EFDS selection committee on the basis of the applications 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
**The call for the first round of applications is now closed**
The first round of applications was closed on 15 August 2022 and we are currently in the process of reviewing all submitted applications.