Seed funding to support the Fellows’ scholarly activities is also available, e.g., for the organisation of small events, for cooperative projects with partners in the host country or at home, or for the provision, development or reconstruction of research infrastructure, especially in the digital arena.
Overall, NEC and CAS hope to contribute with this program to the sustainability and renewal of scientific life and work in Ukraine and beyond.
The project “Sustaining Ukrainian Scholarship – A Fellowship Program for 3 years, 2023 – 2026” has been established with the financial support of the VolkswagenStiftung, in partnership with the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and is managed in cooperation with the New Europe College Bucharest (NEC) and the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS). It is part of a wider initiative for the creation of an Institute for Advanced Study in Kyiv, together with the worldwide Network of Institutes for Advanced Study. This year, on the 8th of November in Berlin, The Ukrainian institute has started successfully, albeit for now, because of the ongoing war, only in its virtual form as a Virtual Ukrainian Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS).