The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) announces that it has established a Scholars at Risk Fellowship for scholars at institutions of higher education in Ukraine. The immediate goal of this fellowship is to offer life-saving, emergency fellowships for research visits to the University of Michigan.

WCEE will match applicants with a faculty partner at the University of Michigan. The awards support one-year research visits to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and include round-trip airfare for fellow and their dependents, visa support, health insurance, and salary. WCEE will grant up to three awards, and is actively seeking support from donors and organizations to extend this opportunity to one or more additional fellows.

“It is clear that the war in Ukraine will have devastating effects on all aspects of life for years to come,” WCEE Director and Professor of Sociology Geneviève Zubrzycki said. “Research has halted and universities in Ukraine have had to close their doors or try to carry on in virtual spaces. With this fellowship, we hope to offer several scholars a temporary intellectual home to carry on their research and build new professional connections.”

The WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellowship application and information about other required materials is at are due April 15, 2022.

Rachel Brichta |

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) supports faculty and student research, teaching, collaboration, and public engagement in studying the institutions, cultures, and histories of these regions. WCEE is comprised of the Center for European Studies (CES); Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES); and Copernicus Center for Polish Studies (CCPS); and works in association with the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED) at the University of Michigan International Institute. For more information, visit