The New Europe College (NEC Bucharest) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS Sofia) have collaborated together for a new funding programme in support of scholars from the regions affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine. The programme is aimed at qualified researchers (post-doctoral level) in the humanities and the social sciences, including law and economics, who intend to pursue a project of their own choosing. The selected applicants will have the opportunity to spend an extended period (ideally one or two semesters, between October and July) as Fellows, resident in either Bucharest or Sofia, where they will enjoy all the benefits associated with a fellowship (stipend, accommodation, academic and administrative assistance, integration into international academic networks). By agreement, financial support can also be granted to researchers who are not in residence for the full period and who want or need to continue their work in Ukraine.
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 programme to sustainability and renewal of scientific life and work in Ukraine and beyond.
‘Sustaining Ukrainian Scholarship – A fellowship programme for 3 years’ has been established with the financial support of the VolkswagenStiftung, Hannover and of the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM), Vienna.