New call announced to support displaced researchers from Ukraine
The MSCA4Ukraine scheme, funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, has published today its call for applications to support displaced researchers from Ukraine.
With a budget of €25 million, MSCA4Ukraine will provide fellowships for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral researchers.
Conditions and matchmaking
Interested host organisations and researchers can already start preparing their applications and access the scheme’s matchmaking services and call specifications on the MSCA4Ukraine website, including eligibility criteria, application requirements, guidance for applicants, and terms and conditions.
An ’Information Day’ for prospective host organisations will be organised on 6 October. Host organisations will be able to submit their proposals on behalf of named researchers via the MSCA4Ukraine website as from end October. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available funds are committed.
Support for host organisations and researchers
The scheme allows academic and non-academic organisations in Member States and countries associated to Horizon Europe to host researchers from six months up to two years.
Excellent scientists will continue their work in any domain of research and innovation with advantageous conditions and access to training, skills and career development opportunities. They will receive support to re-establish themselves in Ukraine, when conditions permit, to rebuild the country’s research and innovation capacity.
MSCA4Ukraine is implemented by organisations experienced in supporting researchers at risk involved in the current InspirEurope project.
MSCA4Ukraine is part of the EU’s response to the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the need for action to support displaced researchers from Ukraine. It enables them to continue their work in Europe, helping to safeguard Ukraine’s research and innovation system and the freedom of scientific research at large.
Important update - 28 November 2022
The MSCA4Ukraine portal is currently closed to individual applications and host organisations. The call might reopen if funds become available after the first selection round.
Timeline28 September: Call for applications launched. Terms of reference for applicants available on MSCA4Ukraine website. Prospective applicants are advised to begin preparing their applications so they are ready for submission soon after the online portal opensSeptember-ongoing: Researchers from Ukraine and host organisations connect through the MSCA4Ukraine website, the implementing consortium will provide matchmaking services.November-December: The submission portal will remain open for applications until all funds are committed. Selection and evaluation processes begin.