MSCA4Ukraine 2024

Deadline :
September 5, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
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Funding Programme

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation.

Read more about the Horizon Europe programme.

Call overview

This fellowship scheme will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine.

Call detail

As part of the EU’s response to the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine, a new dedicated fellowship scheme ―MSCA4Ukraine―will provide support to displaced researchers from Ukraine. This support will enable displaced doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to continue their work at academic and non-academic organisations in EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries, while maintaining their connections to research and innovation communities in Ukraine. The scheme may also facilitate researchers’ reintegration in Ukraine if conditions for safe return are met, in order to prevent permanent brain drain, and contribute to strengthening the Ukrainian university and research sector and its collaboration and exchange with the international research community.

The MSCA4Ukraine scheme is part of the European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

The objectives of MSCA4Ukraine are to:

(a) Ensure swift deployment of a fellowship scheme for researchers from Ukraine;

(b) Reach the widest possible audience with calls for applications and other MSCA4Ukraine activities;

(c) Facilitate access for researchers from Ukraine to MSCA4Ukraine fellowships and other support;

(d) Ensure fair and transparent evaluation and selection processes, aligned with the objectives and principles of the MSCA;

(e) Ensure ongoing career development & networking opportunities for researchers from Ukraine;

(f) Ensure coordination between EU and Ukrainian R & I communities and facilitate reintegration when safe conditions for return are met.

The calls for application, and the selection and evaluation processes under MSCA4Ukraine will adhere to Horizon Europe standards with respect to transparency, equal treatment and confidentiality, and avoidance of conflict of interest.


Eligibility criteria for host organisations

Applications must be submitted by prospective host organisations on behalf of displaced researchers from Ukraine (candidates). Host organisations can be academic or non-academic organisations in any EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Organisations located in Ukraine are not eligible to apply as primary host organisations but can host researchers during a secondment arrangement.

Eligibility criteria for researchers

MSCA4Ukraine fellowships are open to all domains of research and innovation. Candidates for MSCA4Ukraine fellowships must meet the following eligibility criteria:

(a) Candidates are (1) Ukrainian nationals, or (2) stateless persons, or (3) nationals from third countries other than Ukraine, with their primary residence in Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

(b) Candidates have been displaced from Ukraine on or after 24 February 2022.

(c) Current and former MSCA4Ukraine fellows are not eligible to be nominated.

(d) Candidates are

  1. postdoctoral researchers at the date of the call deadline, i.e. in a possession of a doctoral degree (PhD or кандидат наук). Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree are considered as postdoctoral researchers and eligible to apply. The successful defence must be unconditional (no further requirements/corrections that need to be addressed) and take place before the call deadline. Supporting documentation may be requested.
  2. researchers who, on or after 24 February 2022, were enrolled as doctoral candidates at a higher educational institution in Ukraine.

(e) Candidates have the language skills required to successfully conduct their research activities at the envisaged host organisation, as confirmed by the host organisation in the application.


Fellowship rates will be in line with those of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Doctoral Networks (p. 75) and MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (p. 83) as specified in the Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. Host organisations will receive the same monthly contribution of EUR 650 towards institutional management costs, and EUR 1,000 towards research, training and networking costs, per fellow, regardless of whether they host doctoral or postdoctoral fellows.


Fellowships will be awarded for a minimum of 6 months, up to a maximum of 24 months.

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Deadline :
September 5, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Partners required: