Swedish higher education institutions get funding to employ researchers from Ukraine

In March this year, the MSCA4Ukraine consortium decided to award support to doctoral students and researchers from Ukraine to continue their research in another country. Six of the researchers were hosted by Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs). Now, a further five persons will have the opportunity to carry out research in Sweden, thanks to funding from the Swedish Research Council.

The Swedish Research Council has decided to fund the employment of five of the researchers on the reserve list in the MSCA4Ukraine call.

The researchers will be working in the following projects at Swedish HEIs:

  • PIECE: Predicting the impact of exposome in human health by unbiased identification of chemical targets in cells, Linköping University
  • To be or not to be emotional during trial, University of Gothenburg
  • An Inconvenient Ally: Ivan L. Rudnytsky and long-distance Ukrainina nationalism during the cold war, Lund University
  • Permo-Triassic hothouse climate variability: the record from mudstone of southern Britain, Uppsala University
  • Creation of silica-based sorbents for combined treatment of natural and wastewater from poly- and/or perfluorinated compounds, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

About the initiative

In the autumn of 2022, HEIs and organisations throughout Europe were able to apply for funding via MSCA4Ukraine to employ doctoral students or researchers fleeing from Ukraine.

MSCA4Ukraine is an EU-funded fellowship scheme for displaced researchers from Ukraine, implemented by a consortium comprised of Scholars at Risk Europe (hosted by Maynooth University, Ireland), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the European University Association, with the French national PAUSE programme, hosted by the Collège de France, and the global Scholars at Risk Network participating as associated partners.

Read more about the result of the call on the European Commission’s website External link.

News item from 21 March: Swedish HEIs get funding from the European Commission for receiving researchers from Ukraine




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