Середа, 23 березня 2022 16:20

Volkswagen Foundation: funding for scholars and scientists from Ukraine

  • Location: Germany
  • Type: 6-12 months research stay


Since the end of February 2022, the attack of the Russian army on Ukraine has triggered a large number of refugees. Many Ukrainian scientists have already left or will leave their home country. The Volkswagen Foundation wants to support them in temporarily continuing their scientific work in Germany.

Scope of Funding

The funding offer is aimed at Ukrainian scientists who have already fled to Germany after the Russian invasion of their country or who will arrive in Germany in the coming weeks.

It offers doctoral students, postdocs and established scientists from all disciplines the opportunity to continue their work in a research group at a university or research institute in Germany for a period of 6-12 months. Applications must be submitted jointly by the university management and the host scientists in Germany.

Further information on the funding conditions and the application procedure can be found under Information for Applicants (pdf). Applications must be submitted electronically via the electronic application system.

Online consultation hours for Refugee Scholars and Scientists

Would you like to submit an application to our guest research program for refugee Ukrainian scientists? On March 16, 2022 at 3 p.m., Dr. Matthias Nöllenburg will present the funding opportunity (presentation only in German) and will be happy to answer your questions. You can now register for the consultation hours via our calendar of events.

More details: https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/funding-for-refugee-scholars-and-scientists-from-ukraine