War in Ukraine

Letter from the ESA council

  • If you or your family in Ukraine need help to stay or leave the country, please contact the council.
  • If you need help in order to be able to help in Ukraine, please let us know.
  • If you are in Russia or Belarus, prosecuted or threatened for protesting against the war, let us know how we can support you.

Contact: gabriele.uhl@gmx.net.


Endangered scientists

Efforts to host and support scientistc are coordinated over this platform: https://scienceforukraine.eu/
Facebook: #ScienceForUkraine, Twitter: @Sci_for_Ukraine

There are several funding organisations and other platforms that support endangered researchers. Here are some that we know of:

  • With the support of the Federal Foreign Office, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has created the Philipp Schwartz Initiative for endangered researchers.
  • The Scholar Rescue Fund grants fellowships to established researchers whose lives and work are threatened in their own countries; it also helps universities to host them.
  • The Council for At-Risk Academics (Cara) has a long tradition reaching back to the 1930s. Cara mostly finds positions for at-risk academics in the United Kingdom but is increasingly working together with universities in other countries, as well.
  • Scholars at Risk is a global network of universities that are willing to accept endangered researchers. The organisation also seeks to draw attention to threats to academic freedom. https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/
  • chance-for-science.de is a platform operated by the University of Leipzig which connects displaced academics and students with German universities and research institutions.
  • The European Union’s online portal science4refugees finds job offers for endangered researchers across Europe.