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Academic Year 2024/2025

Call for Applications for the <span class="opacity-30">Virtual</span> Ukraine Institute for Advanced Study

In close cooperation with partner institutes from Ukraine, Europe and the United States, the
Wissenschaftskolleg has launched an initiative to support Ukrainian scholars in their effort
to found an Institute for Advanced Study in Kyiv. Full-scale institutional activities in Ukraine
will only be possible once the war is over, but in September 2023 the Virtual Ukraine
Institute for Advanced Study (VUIAS) has taken up its activities and hosts a first
interdisciplinary cohort of fellows. VUIAS will grant fellowships to Ukrainian scholars,
coordinate them to form a virtual cohort, organize a colloquium and other virtual and
hybrid events for them, establish links with relevant colleagues and academic institutes
internationally, and provide services such as access to libraries and assistance in getting
work translated and published.

VUIAS is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation Germany. The program provides two kinds of fellowships: VUIAS
Fellowships in Ukraine, which are granted by the Wissenschaftskolleg to scholars who work and reside in
universities and research institutes in Ukraine, and VUIAS Fellowships Abroad, which are funded, selected and
hosted by eight of the world’s leading Institutes for Advanced Study located in Europe and the United States.

This is a call for application for up to fifteen VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine for the academic year 2024/2025.

VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine are granted for ten months (from October 1, 2024 to July 31, 2025) to scholars
residing in Ukraine and working in Ukrainian universities and research institutes. The fellows will remain at their
home institutes and receive their fellowships there. VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine amount to 500 euro per month
for postdocs and 1000 euro per month for professors. Further information on the VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine
can be found in our Fellowship Guidelines.

Excellent and innovative scholars from Ukraine and all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for VUIAS
Fellowships in Ukraine – applications from the natural, life and social sciences and the humanities are equally
welcome. The VUIAS Fellowship in Ukraine supports scholars in their pursuit of a self-chosen research project
feasible to interdisciplinary cooperation. Scholars at all stages of their career are eligible if they hold a PhD and
are not yet retired.

The VUIAS Fellowships in Ukraine are reserved for scholars residing in Ukraine, who have Ukrainian citizenship
or a long-term residence permit and are affiliated with an Ukrainian academic institution. During the Academic
Year 2024/2025 all VUIAS Fellows will be obliged to engage in interdisciplinary exchange with their cohort
through regular participation in the VUIAS colloquium and other events. The working languages will be Ukrainian
and English; both an active and passive knowledge of English is expected.

The application must be in English and submitted via the VUIAS application platform.

Application deadline is January 31, 2024, 2:00 pm CET.

For practical advice concerning the application procedure please consult the Application Guidelines and FAQ or
write to admissions@vuias.org.

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