Resources for Scholars Affected by the War in Ukraine

Dear AEMA Gazette Subscribers,

In a break from our regular programming, I wanted to share this excellent list of resources available to all scholars and academics who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine, as compiled by Yelena Kalinsky for the Feeding the Elephant Editorial Collective and reproduced here in full. Please email the Elephant with your questions, suggestions, and comments, and please share this post with your networks.

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Resources for Scholars Affected by the War in Ukraine

by Yelena Kalinsky
A post from Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.

Last week, we shared appeals from Ukrainian librarians, publishers, and booksellers whose important role it is to safeguard individuals, communities, and societies against misinformation. This week, we devote this space to sharing emergency resources and opportunities for graduate students, scholars, and academic staff who have been displaced from their positions as the war continues in Ukraine. The situation is changing rapidly, these are some of the lists of opportunities we’ve been able to round up.

  • #ScienceForUkraine is a community group of volunteer students and research scientists from academic institutions in Europe and around the world whose mission is to collect and disseminate information about support opportunities at the university, national, and international levels for graduate students and researchers directly affiliated with a Ukrainian academic institution. On Twitter @Sci_for_Ukraine.
  • Ukraine Crisis Scholar Support Group is a private Facebook group (requires users to join) that shares opportunities, contacts, and advice.
  • Resources for Helping Displaced Scholars from Ukraine compiled by the ASEEES International Task Force for Displaced Scholars (ITFDS).
  • Twitter thread of open calls for Ukrainian academics compiled by Jared Warren.
  • H-Ukraine regularly shares opportunities. To receive email notifications, users should create an H-Net profile and subscribe to the H-Ukraine network. Scholars can also check posts tagged Emergency Resources for Ukrainian Scholars.
  • Resources for scholars in danger is an extensive Google Doc of institutions offering opportunities and support for displaced scholars, artists, and cultural workers compiled by the Postsocialist and Comparative Memory Studies working group and maintained by Anna Topolska. (h/t Rossen Djagalov for this and the following three suggestions)
  • Scholars at Risk Network works with its global network of higher education institutions around the world to arrange short-term, temporary research and teaching positions for threatened scholars. They also provide advisory, referral, and career support services for scholars.
  • City of Asylum Exiled Writer and Artist Residency Program is a long-term residency for literary writers and other artists who are in exile from their home countries and under threat of persecution because of their work.
  • International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) is an independent organization of cities and regions offering shelter to writers and artists at risk, advancing freedom of expression, defending democratic values and promoting international solidarity.

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