With a total budget of €25 million, MSCA4Ukraine will provide fellowships for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers.
The European Commission has opened a long-awaited call for displaced researchers from Ukraine - MSCA4Ukraine. The scheme allows academic and non-academic organisations in Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe to host researchers from six months up to two years.
The initiative is part of the EU's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the need for action to support displaced researchers from Ukraine and enable them to continue their work in Europe. The scheme also aims at facilitating researcher's reintegration in Ukraine, when conditions permit, in order to rebuild the country's research and innovation capacity.
The scheme aims to help excellent scientists from Ukraine continue their work in any domain of research and innovation with excellent conditions and access to training, skills and career development opportunities.
The consortium responsible for the implementation of MSCA4Ukraine is coordinated by Scholars at Risk Europe hosted at Maynooth University, Ireland. The other partners are the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the European University Association, with the French national PAUSE programme, hosted by the Collège de France.
Interested host organisations and researchers can already start preparing their applications and access the scheme's matchmaking services and call specifications on the MSCA4Ukraine website. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funds are committed.
More detailed information will be provided during an information day taking place on 6 October.
More information can be found in the press release of the European Commission.