Partnership for Scientists from Ukraine


Partnership for Scientists from Ukraine

Initiated by the Foundation for Polish Science in the wake of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the FOR UKRAINE programme has now been running for a year. Its goal is to support researchers from Ukraine who work on issues related to the development of civil society, democracy, European integration, or security.

Ukrainians are feeling the effects of the war in every area of their lives. One of them is science, so vital to the country’s continued development. The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) is implementing the FOR UKRAINE programme (read more:, which supports Ukrainian researchers working with Polish scholars.

Why Is It Important to Involve Business?

The FOR UKRAINE initiative is also a programme for business. It responds to crucial issues of interest to companies.
•    It enables the transfer of knowledge and resources, which are so important for the reconstruction of Ukraine.
•    It is directed to representatives of the social sciences and humanities, mostly represented by women, who are at risk of poverty due to the war.
•    It responds to the key corporate social responsibility area of activities, namely assistance to Ukraine in wartime.

How to Support the Programme?

The large interest in the FOR UKRAINE programme has showed the need for its development, so the Foundation for Polish Science invites you to create institutional and business partnerships. For more information on the possibility of cooperation and company partnership with the FNP, contact Dr. Agnieszka Siarkiewicz,, tel. 691-761-790.

The Foundation is also running a special collection for Ukrainian scientists at, which anyone can join at any time. The funds raised from the donations will be used exclusively to engage people from Ukraine to implement projects in the FOR UKRAINE programme.

About the FOR UKRAINE Programme

The programme is addressed to scientists and scholars with a doctoral degree, regardless of nationality, who on the day the war in Ukraine began – February 24, 2022 – were working at institutions conducting scientific research in Ukraine (including the temporarily occupied territories), who will propose a research project in the social sciences or humanities in collaboration with a scientific partner employed in Poland on issues related to the development of civil society, democracy, European integration, or security.  

The Foundation for Polish Science has so far awarded six grants from among 200 applications  (for more information: So far, researchers from the following institutions in Ukraine won grants in the FOR UKRAINE programme:
•    Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv;
•    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv;
•    Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
•    National Academy of Statistics, Accounting and Auditing, Kyiv;
•    Drahomanov National Pedagogical University, Kyiv;
•    Kryvyi Rih National University.

A third competition for Polish-Ukrainian scientific projects is currently underway (read more:

The Foundation for Polish Science has been in operation since 1991. It is an independent, non-governmental, and non-profit institution that pursues the mission of supporting science. It is the largest source of science funding in Poland outside of the state budget. The Foundation implements its statutory goals by supporting distinguished scholars and research teams, along with facilitating the transfer of scientific achievements into economic practice.

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