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AUFF - Ukraine 
Research Fellowships

CALL for AUFF-Ukraine research fellowships at AIAS, Aarhus University 

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Aarhus University and Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) have, with immediate effect, made a generous donation to the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) which allows AIAS to launch a fellowship programme for researchers affected by the war in Ukraine. 10-15 fellowships will be available through the donation from AUFF. 

AUFF-Ukraine Research fellowships at AIAS, Aarhus University are established to support researchers from any scientific discipline, who are currently affected by the war in Ukraine and unable to continue their research in the light of the current situation. The fellowships will allow researchers to continue their research and collaborate with other researchers in a secure, international and interdisciplinary research environment. Fellows will be an active part of the Aarhus University research environments.

A fellowship includes a full salary along with access to a workspace (shared office), library and all research activities at AIAS and Aarhus University. AIAS will assist in the relocation process, including work- and residence permits and finding suitable housing.


In order to apply candidates must hold a PhD degree and be an active researcher affiliated with a research institution in Ukraine (minimum postdoctoral level). Those eligible to apply for a fellowship include researchers from Ukrainian research institutions. Researchers should have an academic proficiency in English.

Salary and duration

Fellows will be employed at Aarhus University and will receive a full monthly salary. It will be possible to support relocation for candidate and accompanying family. Fellowships are for 6-12 months (with an option to apply for an extension, depending on the situation in Ukraine and available funding). 

Application requirements

The application must include:

  • A short description of research field and interest (1 page)
  • A short statement letter from the candidate about the individual risk situation (1 page)
  • CV (max five pages)
  • Publication list (max five pages)
  • PhD certificate
  • Academic contacts at Aarhus University (if applicable)

Application process

Applications will be handled on a running basis by the academic board of the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. Fellows can begin immediately after being awarded a fellowship.

Application is online via an online application system: www.efond.dk/aias
Deadline: 20 April 2022 at noon. 


For any questions regarding the fellowships, please contact Helle Villekold at helle@aias.au.dk or on: +45 3058 81 29.

Helle Villekold, Programme Manager
Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, AIAS
Aarhu University
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
DK-8000 Aarhus C