FEBS is now offering additional support through its Fellowships programme for scientists in or displaced from Ukraine.
New ‘Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowships‘ are for active molecular life scientists from Ukraine who have a PhD. The Fellowships are for short-term visits to a host laboratory for a period of up to 4 months, and have a fixed monetary value of €12,000 to use for travel to the host laboratory and living subsistence for the duration of the Fellowship. Their purpose is to specifically help Ukrainian molecular life scientists, given their current situation, to develop scientific collaborations with host researchers and organizations in FEBS countries, with the hope of attracting further funding to extend their joint research stay, if required. The collaborations should be of mutual research interest to both Fellow and host and could involve developing joint research projects, undertaking advanced training, or employing techniques not available at the usual place of work. For full details and how to apply, see the guidelines for Ukrainian Short-Term Fellowships on the FEBS website.
In addition, PhD students from Ukraine can apply for Collaborative Developmental Scholarships, an existing FEBS programme for the benefit of students in certain FEBS countries with HINARI status. Additional funding for more Collaborative Developmental Scholarships for applicants from Ukraine (resident in Ukraine at the point of application, or displaced from Ukraine as a result of the war) will be available in 2022.