Support for displaced Ukrainian researchers

Here you will find information about job vacancies at the LBG, funding opportunities and general contact points and initiatives. The page will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Open positions at the LBG

All current LBG job offers, research and otherwise, can be found on our website.

Open positions with FWF-funded projects

Scientists directly affected by the war in Ukraine can be added to ongoing research projects funded by the FWF Austrian Science Fund. The FWF provides a special budget of one million euros for this crisis support.

The LBG currently works on numerous FWF-funded projects from various research areas. Information on active projects can be found in the FWF Project Finder database. If you are interested in joining a project, you can contact the respective project leaders. Contact information can be found in the FWF database.

You can also contact these institutes directly:

LBI for Traumatology

LBI for Osteology:

At the LBI for Osteology, project 35715 [(Non)Enzymatic Crosslinks in Collagen] is expected to start in July 2022. Within the framework of the FWF special funding, we are still looking for people from the following disciplines: physics, chemistry, (biomedical) engineering, biology (if not too focused on cell biology, and interested in physical measurement methods). Interest in experimental work should be present. For further information please send an e-mail to

LBI for Research on the Consequences of War

Scientists directly affected by the war in Ukraine can now be accepted into ongoing FWF research projects, anchored at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the Research on Consequences of War (BIK):

  • Soviet-Austrian Economic Relations, 1955–1964
  • Activities of Czechoslovak intelligence in Austria 1948-1960
  • Encampment in the Soviet Zone of Occupation in Austria, 1945-1955
  • The Role of Neutral States in Soviet Foreign Policy Strategy, 1969–1975

LBI for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases

LBI Applied Diagnostics

LBI for Neo-Latin Research

JESH – Ukraine Emergency Call

The program “Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities” (JESH), provided by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), offers research stays of several months at Austrian institutions. The offer is addressed at Ukrainian scientists of all disciplines who have already left Ukraine or will leave Ukraine in the future. Together with a hosting commitment from an Austrian research institution, an application can be submitted directly to the ÖAW.

The following Ludwig Boltzmann Institutes are currently open to provide host applications:

You will find the contact details on the respective website.

Further information

Statement of the Head of the LBI for Fundamental and Human Rights (in German)

„Mag die Wahrheit das erste Opfer des Krieges sein, die Menschenrechte folgen sehr bald nach“, so der wissenschaftliche Direktor Michael Lysander Fremuth des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Grund- und Menschenrechte in seiner Stellungnahme. Fremuth gibt eine Kurzbewertung der aktuellen Situation in der Ukraine ab und klärt über die völkerrechtlichen Aspekte auf.