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
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:
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 Znexhf.Unegznaa@bfgrbybtvr.yot.np.ng
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
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:
- LBI Applied Diagnostics
- LBI Digital Health and Patient Safety
- LBI Digital Health and Prevention
- LBI for Research on the Consequences of War
- LBI for Lung Health
- LBI of Fundamental and Human Rights
You will find the contact details on the respective website.
Ernst Mach Grant – Ukraine
The special scholarship programme Ernst Mach – Ukraine helps Ukrainian students to continue their studies in Austria. The scholarship is open to Ukrainian students who are already enrolled in a regular study programme at an Austrian higher education institution as well as students, scientists and researchers from Ukraine who wish to continue their studies or projects here. More information.
The EU Commission supports Ukrainian refugees with various initiatives. With the portal “European Research Area for Ukraine” (ERA4Ukraine), there is also a one-stop shop for information and support services for researchers Ukraine and researchers who have fled Ukraine. The portal is operated through the existing EURAXESS network, which supports researchers by connecting more than 600 centers and 43 national portals in all EU Member States and countries associated with Horizon Europe. All information will soon be available in both English and Ukrainian. Each Member State and associated country has a national portal where support services are listed in a structured way. So far, 30 country portals are available.
European Fund for Displaced Scientists
ALLEA – All European Academies has partnered with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation to support scholars and scientific institutions impacted by the war in Ukraine. The programme, endowed with $1.5 million, will provide funding to academic institutions in Europe to host displaced scholars. The initiative will also benefit affected Ukrainian universities, academies, and research institutes in maintaining their operations and rebuilding their scientific facilities and research collaborations.
Using #ScienceForUkraine, an initiative of volunteer students and researchers collects academic study and job offers in Europe and worldwide.
Jobs for Ukraine
There are numerous jobs for Ukrainian refugees in Austria available on the Jobs for Ukraine platform.
Information for students and researchers from Ukraine by studyinaustria.at
The OeAD Agency for Education and Internationalization offers information specifically for Ukrainian refugees in Austria on the website studyinaustria.at. There are also networking meetings for institutions and those affected, providing information on important contacts.
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.