21 Mar 2022

Resources for Displaced Scholars from Ukraine and How You Can Help

We have put together this list of resources to aid Ukrainian scientists, and details on how other members of our community can offer help.

The SEB stands with the rest of the scientific community against the attacks of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and its people.

We wish to help support our science family of researchers and academic and their families who have been displaced by the current situation. As such, we have put together this list of resources to aid Ukrainian scientists, and details on how other members of our community can offer help.

This page is a work-in-progress and is being updated periodically. If would know of any other aid or resources that can be added to this list, please contact [email protected]#ScienceForUkraine


#ScienceForUkraine is being used across social media to unite a community of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world.

Their aim is to collect and disseminate as much information as possible about the support for Ukrainian scientists within research institutes and universities at an international level.

They also have a #ScienceForUkraine website which details a range of paid academic positions for scientists (PhD student or above), academic transfer opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as temporary housing.

EMBO: Solidarity with Ukraine

EMBO is an organization of more than 1,800 leading researchers that promotes excellence in the life sciences in Europe and beyond.

Their “Solidarity with Ukraine And It’s Life Scientists” list is compiled of all the life scientists across Europe and beyond offering to host Ukrainian researchers in their labs.

Scholars at Risk

Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. By arranging temporary academic positions at member universities and colleges, Scholars at Risk offers safety to scholars facing grave threats, so scholars’ ideas are not lost and they can keep working until conditions improve and they are able to return to their home countries. They will assist with placements, but do not fund scholars.

Homes for Ukraine

The UK Government has launched the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme which allows individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to offer refuge to an individual or family from Ukraine who are fleeing the war. This is not specific to academics. To find out more, please visit the UK Government webpage.


UkraineTakeShelter.com was developed by two Harvard students, and is a public bulletin. It acts as an independent platform connecting Ukrainian refugees with potential hosts and housing.

Institute of International Education (IIE) Current Funding Efforts

The IIE Emergency Student Fund is now accepting nominations from IIE Network Member institutions to nominate up to five international students from Ukraine who are impacted by the war in Ukraine. This effort will provide one-time grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to selected students whose ability to pay the costs of their academic year 2021-22 in the United States. Funds can be used to cover the students’ educational, living, or health related expenses.

Community developed list of labs offering space

This list has been developed by a global community of scientists via a google doc spread sheet. It details labs around the world that are able and willing to offer bench space and/or financial support to Ukrainian scientists who have been displaced by the war. If you have space in your place of work to host a researcher or their team, add yourself to the list here.