Apply for support

Who we help

You may apply for support from the SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office program if you meet the following criteria:

  • you hold Ukrainian, Belarusian or Russian citizenship at the moment of application;
  • you are or were teaching or conducting research at one of the following institutions in Ukraine, Belarus or Russia at the moment of repression or the outbreak of war:
    • academy of science;
    • university;
    • historical archive and museum (research fellow);
    • think tank;
    • civic society institution.
  • you are a MA student or a recent graduate who intends to enroll in a PhD program;
  • you are a BA student or recent graduate who intends to enroll in a master´s program.

How we help

Public events

In order to support the scholars from our program, SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office organizes public events to showcase their expertise and research. These events include roundtable discussions, lectures, workshops, and research presentations, which help to highlight the importance and value of the region´s experts. Particular emphasis and support is given to those who have been deprived of the opportunity to work and conduct research in their home countries. In addition, SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office provides a one-time honorarium for the featured scholars, which serves as one of the few earning opportunities for at-risk academics.

We can also organize non-public events for scholars who are unable to appear publicly due to security concerns.


In cooperation with The University of New Europe (UNE), SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office runs the SCIENCE AT RISK/UNE mentoring program. The program´s aim is to support scholars and students affected by the war in Ukraine and political repression in Belarus and Russia. The program supports scholars who have remained in their home countries or have relocated to elsewhere in Europe. Our goal is to connect scholars and students with experienced academics to guide them in their new circumstances, providing personal, professional and academic support/networking.

Language courses

SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office offers an intensive, online English language course designed to enhance participants’ skills in both informal, day-to-day communication and for work in academic environments. The course aims to strengthen speaking and comprehension skills while also introducing concepts specific to academic English. Our experienced teachers will provide participants with the tools necessary to become more proficient readers and writers, thereby fostering scholarly work in English.


In 2023, SCIENCE AT RISK Emergency Office will finance several scientific publications from at-risk scholars. Further details regarding the process of publication and financing will be provided to the applicant during the interview process.