Time Machine members' support for Ukrainian academics

Supporting Ukrainian fellow researchers – #ScienceForUkraine

As the war carries on in Ukraine, European research facilities have taken up different efforts to help and support fellow Ukrainian scientists, academics, students and cultural actors. The initiative #ScienceForUkraine, coordinated by the Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia, the Polish Young Academy (Polish Academy of Sciences) and the project NEP4DISSEN among others, is collecting information about support opportunities for Ukrainian researchers – from paid scientific positions, to academic transfer and temporary housing.

The Time Machine network is honoured to share the initiatives of some of its members:

The College of Humanities of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (CH) offers paid placements for researchers (post-doc level and above) of a Ukrainian university or research institution for 3 to 12 months in the following disciplines:

  • Ethics and neuroscience
  • Digital humanities
  • Cultural heritage
  • History of science
  • Digital musicology
  • Digital museology
  • Social media, citizen observatories, misinformation

The Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, based in Rome (IT), offers #ScienceForUkraine Art History Fellowships as an immediate action to support art historians at risk in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, independently from their nationality. Junior and senior researchers, museum curators, and art critics are invited to apply for a fellowship of up to one year. Due to the urgency and the circumstances, the Institute will deal with the administrative framework in the course of the call.

Tampere University (FI) now calls for applications for 5 two-year, fixed-term and full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions. This call is targeted for Ukrainian post-docs who cannot continue their work in Ukraine due to the war and are seeking for a temporary position outside Ukraine. The positions are based in Tampere. Please note that the appointed Fellows may also be expected to give postgraduate education of their field (up to 5% of total working hours). The application closing date is 15 April 2022.

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (BG) offers teaching positions as a guest-lecturers as well as research jobs in all of its 16 disciplines: Philosophy, History, Law, Languages, Pedagogy, Economics, Geology and Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Mathematics and Computer Science, Art and Educational Sciences. The university is ready to immediately hire researchers in Computer Science and Nuclear engineering; for interest in other areas a dedicated offer will be prepared. The researchers and professors will be hired either part-time or full-time. The necessary working conditions will be ensured. For students with education similar to the Sofia University’s specialities in Master and Bachelor level, the university invites them to join the existing classes as well as language courses. All hired professors, researchers and interested students will be granted access to the University Library and all other resources and infrastructure at the University. Additionally, housing in the dormitories is offered for all interested professors, researchers and students from Ukraine.

Bar-Ilan University (IL) invites Ukrainian students to come study in any of the institution’s English language degree programmes and to integrate into the existing research groups. Ukrainian and Russian speaking students can be mentored in their native language by Bar-Ilan students, thus ensuring a smoother absorption into campus life.

Got inspired? Have similar positions or accommodation to offer? Visit #ScienceforUkraine for more information.