Support for scientists affected by the war in Ukraine

United States Ministry of Energy‘s Office of Science released the following statement:

The ongoing war in Ukraine presents incredible and heartbreaking challenges for both the country and its people and will continue to do so long after the conflict is resolved. Many universities and research laboratories have been badly damaged and it may take years to fully restore Ukraine’s scientific infrastructure.

While the people of Ukraine have many needs, the Office of Science (SC) of the Department of Energy (DOE) can provide a safe and supportive environment for students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists to pursue their research in relevant disciplines. for the mission. . At this time of crisis, we remind our currently supported researchers that additional funds may be requested to accelerate scientific discovery by hosting or collaborating with students and scientists who have been affected by the conflict, as per the announcement of Funding Opportunity (FOA) identified below. The DOE will work with other US government agencies to coordinate logistical details, such as visas, if necessary.

Through these supplements, SC aims to protect the well-being and livelihoods of war-affected students and scientists by maintaining strong ties with the global scientific community. Ultimately, SC seeks to better position these students and scientists to help rebuild science programs upon their eventual return to Ukraine.

The DOE encourages you to consider hosting a war-affected student or scientist to advance your SC-funded research. Supplements to financial aid awards may be requested to enhance ongoing research efforts by supporting students and scientists at US institutions or by supporting remote collaborations for students and scientists already located at European institutions. Additional applications may be submitted through in response to the currently available SC Open Call (Continuation of Solicitation for the Office of Science Financial Assistance Program,, currently DE-FOA0002562). Please contact if you have questions or would like to participate but do not have ties to displaced students or scientists. Requests for additional funds will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a prompt response.

Advice for additional requests

  • Supplements cannot be requested for longer than the remaining duration of the scholarship, up to a maximum of one year; extensions beyond one year may be considered if circumstances warrant.
  • Costs requested must comply with all institutional policies relating to recruitment, visas, relocation and subsistence. The research narrative need only describe how the additional personnel will contribute to the ongoing research.
  • Provide only a biographical sketch (or sketches) for additional staff.
  • Do not submit current and pending media or data management plans unless they have changed significantly since the last new or renewal request.
  • Supplements may be requested to place staff in currently funded research groups or to support sub-grants to new institutions, including European institutions, that complement currently funded research groups.

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