The Economic Sociology and Political Economy community expresses its utter shock, deepest sorrow, and grave wholehearted concern about the Russian military aggression happening in Ukraine. The ES/PE community abhors this war and condemns it in the strongest possible terms. We stand in profound solidarity with the people of Ukraine, social and political scientists in this sovereign country, faculty and students, and everyone affected by the violent Russian invasion.
As scholars and professionals bound by morality, ethics and responsibility to impartial research, we oppose the malevolent, organized and consistent misuse of “historical” claims in fabricating false vindications for this egregious act of armed offensive.
We praise and stand with scholars, intellectuals, writers, and journalists elsewhere, including in dictatorial Belarus and authoritarian Russia, who have bravely raised their voices against this war, and have defended democracy, civil rights, human rights — and human life.
> In this terrible war situation, with millions fleeing the country, there is an urgent need for help. Please find below a list of foundations, institutions, and universities offering support in research grants, scholarships, and visiting positions to social scientists from Ukraine. Spread this information widely. I see that there are many sources of help within Natural, Computer, Medical sciences — which are listed at the end of the post — but it looks that in social sciences the availably of assistance is scarce. So if you have institutional and organizational power and recourses, stand up and show your active support to Ukraine by extending a hand to Ukrainian social and political scientists. Please also contact me if your organization and other initiatives you are aware of are offering help. It’s the least we can do in the face of the brutality of the war.
Scholarships, Grants, Visiting Positions, Work
— Tel Aviv University launched the Emergency Fellowship Fund for Ukrainian graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Applicants will be awarded full tuition alongside a living stipend and will be welcome to remain on campus for up to six months.
— The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) supports refugee researchers by making it easier for them to join research projects and apply for funding under the Walter Benjamin Programme.
— The Austrian Academy of Sciences’ exchange program “Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities” invites colleagues from Ukraine to Austria, so that they can continue their work here at the research facilities of the OeAW and other institutions
— The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Philipp Schwartz Initiative for researchers at risk enables universities and institutions in Germany to host researchers on the basis of a fellowship. DL for Ukrainian scholars: March 18
— The University of Haifa invites graduate students (Master and PhD), postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars and faculty affected by the war in Ukraine to apply to a Special Visiting Program. Eligible candidates to the Special Visiting Program will be offered accommodation and scholarships.
— EPFL College of Humanities (Switzerland) offers temporary placements for Ukrainian researchers to work in the following areas: digital humanities, cultural heritage, history of science, social media, citizen observatories, misinformation.
— Researchers in need working in social sciences feel free to contact Dr. Christian Katzenbach firstname.lastname@example.org who will do his best to integrate you in his projects.
— If you are an Ukrainian quantitative social scientist interested in public opinion and survey research, we could apply for a prospective or doctoral researcher position at Freie Universität of Berlin. Contact: Prof. Dr. Céline Teney email@example.com
— The University of Tübingen has set up an emergency fund with research fellowships to support Ukrainian researchers (all fields of research) at risk. The fellowships are awarded for a period of up to 12 months. In exceptional cases, PhD candidates can also apply for a bridging fellowship.
— The Department of History at LMU Munich, together with the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission, the Project House Europe and the Center for Global History, launched a program that enables Ukrainian scholars in the historical sciences to spend up to six months at LMU.
— PAUSE program opens a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger, through an emergency fund granted by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. An emergency financial aid to finance the stay of a Ukrainian researcher, and his/her family if applicable, for a period of three months is proposed to voluntary French institutions.
— The Estonian Academy of Arts offers Ukrainian students free study opportunities at their four faculties of Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, and Art Culture. Free accommodation is available until June 2022.
— Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, Lithuania is ready to accommodate 50 teachers and 500 students from Ukraine in dormitories and guest houses. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
— University of Bucharest has at least 40 rooms available for refugees and colleagues from Ukraine (students and professors) who need temporary or long-term accommodation in Bucharest, transport from the border to Bucharest, translating documents, who want to continue their studies in Bucharest, etc. Contact: email@example.com
The following two links aimed at scholars in Natural / Computer / Bio / Medical Sciences:
— List of hundreds of labs in Natural sciences, Life Sciences, Computer Science and Medical Sciences, from all over the world, offering support (residence, grants, fellowships) for Ukrainian faculty and students refugees