Help needed: Science for Ukraine

Dear member of the HNR community,

Acting on behalf of #ScienceForUkraine (, an initiative of volunteers providing information about opportunities for scholars fleeing Ukraine, I would like to ask for your support.

We strongly believe that scholars should help their colleagues in need and we encourage institutions to provide such support. This way we not only prevent scholarly careers from breaking due to unjustified atrocity but also allow our colleagues to sustain themselves while abroad by doing what they know and love to do.

We kindly ask you to support scholars fleeing Ukraine by setting up a support programme at your institution to host them, even for a short period of time. There are a variety of ways in which you can help and even the smallest support makes a difference. The listings collected in our database contain offers of scholarships, jobs, accommodation, office space, etc. You may consult the how-you-can-help section of our website for more information and browse the listings for some examples. The support is needed right now, but we also need to start thinking about long-term measures.

We would also like to ask you to spread the word about #ScienceForUkraine, so it could reach the beneficiaries and inspire more institutions to contribute. In the communication section of our website you can find banners and other materials that could be used to promote the initiative through your channels. Should you wish to endorse our work, we’ll be happy to feature your institution among #ScienceForUkraine partners.

Should you need any further information or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me or #ScienceForUkraine coordinator in your country. Despite the limited workforce, we’ll be happy to assist in shaping new initiatives in support of our Ukrainian colleagues.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Marten Düring

Published by Ingeborg van Vugt
March 7, 2022

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