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.
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.