Purdue University Ukraine Scholar Initiative

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Purdue University is expanding its Ukraine Scholar Initiative. The University seeks to recruit additional visiting scholars from Ukraine who have been displaced by the Russian invasion. 

Visiting scholars can be individuals with faculty positions at Ukrainian universities engaged in academic research or students enrolled in doctoral programs at Ukrainian universities who are engaged in dissertation research/writing. Only individuals will be invited. Dependents will not be able to be hosted due to housing limitations. Accepted scholars will not be enrolled in degree programs but will rather engage in their own research or support research already being conducted by a Purdue faculty member. 

Please note that our academic colleges are as follows: Agriculture, Business, Education, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Polytechnic Institute, Science and, Veterinary Medicine. Applicants must be engaged in similar research areas. 

The program will be conducted from August 11, 2023 – July 27, 2024. Accepted scholars cannot arrive before August 11, 2023 due to housing limitations. Purdue will provide a stipend that will cover housing and living expenses. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and should be sent to Michael A. Brzezinski, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Programs, mbrzezinski@purdue.edu 

The following information is required: 

· Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

· Statement of Risk: describe the risk the scholar faces due to the Russian invasion as well as the interference currently being experienced in regard to scholarly work. 

· Statement of Purpose: convey the reason/s and motivation for pursuing research at Purdue University. What does the scholar hope to accomplish during a one year stay at Purdue? Describe previous work and comment on research accomplishments, current projects and professional objectives. 

· Gender (for housing purposes) 

· Current location (country) 

· Current legal status, if located within the US 

Upon receipt of an application, an attempt will be made to match acceptable prospective scholars with a Purdue host faculty member. Applicants should receive a response concerning their application within 10 business days. Submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.