Supporting scholars at institutions of higher education in Ukraine

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) at the University of Michigan International Institute is leading a new initiative in support of Ukrainian scholars who are not currently able to safely conduct their research in Ukraine because of the ongoing war.

WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellows have been matched with U-M faculty partners in fields similar to their own. The awards support one-year research visits from September 2022 through August 2023. They include round-trip airfare for fellows and dependents, visa support, health insurance, and stipend.

To read more about the fellows and their scholarly interests, please read their profiles.

Oksana Chabanyuk
Daryna Dvornichenko
Yurii Kaparulin
Iryna Sikorska
Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova
Anna Taranenko
Kseniya Yurtayeva

The Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia is grateful to the generous individual donors who contributed to this fellowship and to the following U-M units who are hosting fellows and made financial contributions: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Department of History, and International Institute.

Questions about the WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellowship can be sent to

More information

CREES Curriculum Includes Unique Courses Taught by WCEE Ukrainian Scholars at Risk (February 19, 2024)
WCEE Welcomes Ukrainians as Scholars at Risk Fellows (August 30, 2022)
Scholars at Risk Fellowship: University of Michigan supports Ukraine’s higher education faculty (August 30, 2022)