The UdK Berlin stands in solidarity with Ukraine and supports with charitiy activities, solidarity actions and offers of help. An overview.
Funding for scholars and artists from Ukraine
Researchers with a PhD and professional artists from Ukraine (but also politically threatened persons from Belarus or Russia with the same professional profile) who have to leave their country and need support can prospectively be funded through various programs at German universities. Should the UdK Berlin come into question as host institution, please contact us.
If possible, please first identify a potential mentor at the UdK Berlin who will assure you of his/her academic supervision and support. On the websites of the colleges, institutes and study programs of the UdK Berlin, you may find a suitable mentor. In Germany, it is common practice to directly ask the university researchers or artists by letter or email if they are interested in cooperating.
In a second step, together with the mentor, UdK Berlin’s Funding Office will advise you on the respective deadlines and formalities on the way to applying for funding.
Here we provide a bundle of support offers from initiatives. The list will be updated continuously. The UdK Berlin is not responsible for the content of the linked pages.
for professional artists and cultural actors
- Martin Roth Initiative: Scholarships (deadline 20/04/2022)
- Einstein Stiftung Berlin: Einstein Guest Researchers and Einstein Junior Scholars to foster academic freedom (artists are eligible to apply, deadlines 30/06/2022 and 14/11/2022)
- UdK Berlin Career College: ARTIST TRAINING (qualification program aimed at the qualification, consulting, and networking of artists in exile)
- Allianz Kulturstiftung / European Cultural Foundation: Culture of Solidarity Fund (no deadline)
- Artists at Risk (no deadline)
for scholars and researchers
- Einstein Stiftung Berlin: Einstein Guest Researchers and Einstein Junior Scholars to foster academic freedom (deadlines 30/05/2022 and 14/11/2022)
- DFG: Walter-Benjamin-Programme (no deadline)
- Volkswagen Stiftung: Funding for Refugee Scholars and Scientists from Ukraine (no deadline)
- Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Philip-Schwartz-Initiative (deadline 21/10/22)
- Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / EU programme for at-risk researchers: MSCA4Ukraine (first call in September 2022)
- Gerda Henkel Stiftung: Support for Scientists from Ukraine (German)
- The German Federal Environmental Foundation: CEE special fellowship programme for Ukraine (no deadline)
- DAAD Ukraine: Overview of Existing Support Offers
- Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (no deadline)
- Academy in Exile
- Scholars at Risk (no fellowhsips / research funding)
- Leibniz Institute for Educational Media Bildungsmedien: Fellowships
- DAAD: Students at Risk - Hilde Domin Programme (deadlines 15/03/2022 and 15/09/2022) / Overview of Existing Support Offers
- UNHCR: Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI)
- Giromatch: Welcoming Stipendium (immatriculation required)
- UdK Berlin: Solidarity Fund of the UdK Berlin
Within the context of the UdK Berlin Solidarity Fund, we would also like to help UdK Berlin students who have fallen on financial hardship as a result of the war in Ukraine. Those affected can draw from the UdK Berlin Solidarity Fund.
The Department for Funding and Cooperation helps to secure external funds for artistic and scientific projects. Our service provides you with essential knowledge and tools needed for successfully initiating contact and negotiating with funding organisations.