A recent message from the European Commission to recipients of EU funding notes that "… the recent outbreak of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine has put many Ukrainian researchers at risk, not least for their livelihoods".
We fully agree with this sentiment and are looking to do anything we can, however small, to support Ukrainian researchers. Even if hostilities were to end immediately, the terrible loss of life and wanton destruction of homes, shops and universities mean that it will be a long time before research can, once again, take place in Ukraine.
The ADMIRE Programme is extremely interested in hearing from Ukrainian researchers, with a particular interest in materials science and engineering, who would like to come to Ireland to take on a two-year Fellowship within the AMBER Centre. The AMBER Centre, with its headquarters in Trinity College Dublin, brings together researchers and infrastructure from nine institutions across Ireland.
In line with the request from the Commission to ensure that the "principle of excellence", which is intrinsic to MSCA Programmes, is maintained, all applications will follow the normal open, transparent application and recruitment processes; but additional supports can be made available to relevant Ukrainian researchers, on a case-by-case basis.
For more information or to discuss supports, please contact the Programme Manager at email@example.com.
At the wider EU level, the European Commission has launched a dedicated portal ERA4Ukraine (under the Euraxess network ) as a one-stop-shop for information on support to researchers of Ukraine by the EU, its Member States and Associated Countries, including bottom-up initiatives like ScienceforUkraine .