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Grants for refugees from Ukraine

Grants for refugees from Ukraine, formerly employed in scientific institutions – for scientists, scholars, and doctors fleeing the war in Ukraine

Academia Europaea expressed its solidarity with Ukrainian members of the academic society who had fled from the war to find a new place for working and living in other parts of Europe. As a gesture of unity, the Academy decided to donate the 2022 Hubert Curien Initiatives Fund resources to support Ukrainians. The Wrocław Knowledge Hub, based at Wrocław University of Science and Technology, invited applications for financial support intended for purchasing equipment essential to continue scientific work in the new circumstances.

Hubert Curien Initiatives Fund is a grant system whose purpose is to undertake projects and activities that benefit the academic community and create new initiatives that result in the advancement of scholarship and knowledge. The special committee annually grants seed money to support initiatives undertaken by AE Sections. With the ravaging war in Ukraine and the situation of the refugees in mind, the AE Board of Trustees decided to donate 30,000.00 EUR to support the academics who settled in the neighbouring countries. Three regional hubs of AE: Wroclaw, Tbilisi, and Budapest shared the expenses to support Ukrainians in need.

The grants were donated to the refugees who were forced to abandon their workplaces, scientific careers, projects, and research projects. The donation offered was a limited, one-time financial support of 3,000.00 PLN per person towards purchasing work tools (laptops, programs, etc).