Resources for Scholars Affected by the War in Ukraine

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by the Feeding the Elephant Editorial Collective

Last week, we shared appeals from Ukrainian librarians, publishers, and booksellers whose important role it is to safeguard individuals, communities, and societies against misinformation. This week, we devote this space to sharing emergency resources and opportunities for graduate students, scholars, and academic staff who have been displaced from their positions as the war continues in Ukraine. The situation is changing rapidly, these are some of the lists of opportunities we’ve been able to round up.

  • #ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world whose mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international levels for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated with a Ukrainian academic institution. On Twitter @Sci_for_Ukraine.

  • Twitter thread of open calls for Ukrainian academics compiled by Jared Warren.

  • Resources for scholars in danger is an extensive Google Doc of institutions offering opportunities and support for displaced scholars, artists, and cultural workers compiled by the Postsocialist and Comparative Memory Studies working group and maintained by Anna Topolska. (h/t Rossen Djagalov for this and the following three suggestions)

  • Scholars at Risk Network works with its global network of higher education institutions around the world to arrange short-term, temporary research and teaching positions for threatened scholars. They also provide advisory, referral, and career support services for scholars.

  • International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organization of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

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