The JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) condemns, in the strongest terms, the unprovoked war waged by Russia on Ukraine, a free and independent European state. It expresses its support to the Ukrainian people in these hours of fear, suffering and despair and its admiration for their courage and dignity. The JPI CH also joins in the support to those who, in Russia and in Belarus, often at the risk of their lives, speak out and demonstrate against this aggression. The JPI CH will do its utmost to help Ukrainian researchers and all those involved in the cultural heritage sector.

The Heritage Research Hub, created and curated by the JPI CH, is a free and collaborative platform on and for cultural heritage research. On this page you will find information such as grants, calls and funding opportunities that could be helpful to Ukrainian researchers in these difficult times. The page will be updated regularly and please do not hesitate to share any information you may have via contact@heritageresearch-hub.eu. We also highly recommend that you regularly consult the ScienceforUkraine website which documents support programmes for researchers at risk. Moreover, NEMO (Network of European Museum Organisations) has a page gathering support actions relating to Storage and Housing, Donations, Education and Exhibitions as well as statements issued by European museum organisations.

European Commission launches the ERA4Ukraine platform to support Ukrainian researchers

The portal is a one-stop-shop for information and support services to Ukraine-based researchers and researchers fleeing Ukraine. The portal brings together initiatives at EU level, per country and from non-governmental groups. It aims to help affected researchers find housing and job opportunities, facilitate the recognition of their diplomas, and offer other services. MSCA projects are encouraged to post their vacancies for Ukrainian researchers through the “Science4Refugees” tab in the portal.


Programme Pause opens a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger.

An emergency financial aid to finance the stay of a Ukrainian researcher, and his/her family if applicable, for a period of three months is proposed to voluntary French institutions. The amount of the financial aid will be a lump sum based on the number of people in the family unit (single person, couple, family). This emergency hosting in France may allow the researcher to prepare, in connection with a host institution, an application to the PAUSE program according to the regular procedures and criteria of the program, based on co-funding.


The MSA Fellowship “Memory Scholars at Risk”: Call for Host Institutions

The Memory Studies Association offers  funds for two fellowships of 4000 euros each to support memory scholars at risk. The MSA is looking for institutions across the world that would like to provide a place of academic refuge including matching funds or equivalent in-kind assistance. Such institutions can contact scholars at risk known to them or seek advice from the MSA, which is collecting information on colleagues needing support. While the MSA is currently able to offer two fellowships, it is continuing efforts to raise more funds for additional fellowships.


Institute of Design Kielce provides residence with job and salary for Ukrainian curators, artists and art scientists

The main focus of the Institute is design. It creates exhibitions and objects, conduct research and organise workshops. it has well-equipped ceramic, glass and textile studios as well as workshop.


University of Birmingham welcomes at-risk researcher working on medieval/ pre-modern culture and heritage

The Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages facilitates academic research into the period c. 300 to c. 1500 CE, bringing together scholars of medieval history, literature, language, art, and archaeology. The Centre cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and fosters collaboration and conversation.


École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne offers temporary placements for Ukrainian researchers

The EPFL offers paid placements for researchers (post-doc level and above) of a Ukrainian university or research institution for 3-8 months in the areas of digital humanities, cultural heritage, history of science, digital musicology, digital museology, social media, citizen observatories, misinformation etc.


NEP4DISSENT Establishes an Emergency Fund for Ukrainian Scholars

NEP4DISSENT is an EU-funded, international scholarly network dedicated to research on resistance and dissent in former socialist countries. Our aims and objectives are presented in this reportWe are a community of scholars from 37 countries who stand for our colleagues from Ukraine in this dark timeWe call all members of our network to disseminate this call as wide as possible and as soon as possible, to allow immediate distribution of the support. For scholars who reside in Ukraine, we offer VM grants, to support collaboration with colleagues participating in NEP4DISSENT in a virtual setting. Examples of such collaboration include, but are not limited to:

  • Documenting instances of dissent and resistance in Ukraine, yesterday and today, including oral histories, web-scraping, etc.
  • Digital preservation of endangered cultural assets broadly related to dissent and resistance in Ukraine, yesterday and today
  • Content preparation, including online lectures, workshops, webinars, podcasts, virtual exhibits etc.
  • Virtual mentoring schemes to support capacity building and development of new skills among young researchers and innovators

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation extends the deadline for nominations of Ukrainian

In view of the situation in Ukraine, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is extending the deadline for nominations of Ukrainian scholars until 18 March 2022 in the current call for nominations of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative: Further information can be found here (PDF).


The Bibliothece Hertziana offers Fellowships for Art Historians from Ukraine.

In order to support Ukrainian art historians, the Bibliotheca Hertziana has created the #ScienceForUkraine Art History Fellowships, a dedicated call for applications for Ukrainian researchers in the field of art history. Please share this information within your networks.


The Foundation Maison des sciences de l’homme committed to support researchers affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Atlas program offers short-term fellowships of two or three months in France for international postdoc researchers who have presented their thesis from 2016. The research stay is designed to enable researchers to conduct research studies in France: field enquiries, library and archives work.

The DEA program enables foreign scientific professionals from all continents to be invited for a period of four to six weeks to support their work in the SHS in France. A monthly allowance of €3400 is awarded for transport and living expenses. In addition, the FMSH provides support for visa applications and logistics.

Maison Suger wants to facilitate the conditions of scientific residency in Paris for every researchers affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Submitted applications will be given priority.


French Minister of Culture presented support funds for receiving Ukrainian artists and culture professionals

The €750,000 emergency reception programme has enabled the establishment of a telephone reception platform, in Ukrainian and Russian languages, for the guidance of Ukrainian artists and cultural professionals. The emergency reception program will also fund the reception in residence of Ukrainian artists and cultural professionals and their families for a period of 3 months, through the program PAUSE, for residencies within the network of public institutions of the ministry, on the one hand, and with the Cité internationale des arts on the other.


Central European University’s Cultural Heritage Studies Program seeks Ukrainian applicants and offers a tuition waver for 1 year.

The Cultural Heritage Studies Program, hosted at the Department of Medieval Studies, combines theoretical and practical education, offering a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge and skills based on fieldwork, and internships with local, regional and global heritage organisations. Graduates of the program will be capable of working at various levels in cultural heritage and resource research, protection, and management.


Study opportunities at Pallas University of Applied Sciences for Ukrainian art students

Pallas University of Applied Sciences is prepared to offer study opportunities for Ukrainian art students whose studies have been interrupted by the war. We approach every Ukrainian student on a case-by-case basis.


Support for art history researchers from the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)

INHA is dedicating specific opportunities for researchers from Ukraine. To apply for INHA’s “visiting scholar” grants. For the year 2023, in order to encourage national and international exchanges, the National Institute of Art History (INHA) will host researchers for a period of between 1 and 3 months. Researchers residing in metropolitan France are not eligible for this call. Priority will be given to senior researchers (having defended their thesis for at least 5 years or having acquired equivalent professional experience), whether they are affiliated with an institution or independent.


German funding programmes for scholars at risk and a list of institutional contacts

Information on current programmes to support scholars at risk can be found on the following websites / Поточні програми підтримки науковців, які опинилися в небезпеці, можна знайти на таких веб-сайтах.


Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO)

We are a group of cultural heritage professionals – librarians, archivists, researchers, programmers – working together to identify and archive at-risk sites, digital content, and data in Ukrainian cultural heritage institutions while the country is under attack. We are using a combination of technologies to crawl and archive sites and content, including the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, the Browsertrix crawler and the ArchiveWeb.page browser extension and app of the Webrecorder project.


University of Hradec Králové offer academic & research positions for Ukrainian colleagues

Philosophical Faculty offers academic & research positions for colleagues from Ukraine who are fleeing war. Do not hesitate to contact us. The main areas of your interest might be humanities & social sciences, and archeological fields. Read the full job descriptions below that Philosophical faculty currently offers.