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Ukraine Academic Fellowship Scheme

UCL established the Academic Fellowship Scheme for academics fleeing warzones as part of a new joint funding stream with longstanding partner Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics).

The scheme will be made available on a rolling basis at times of global crisis.


The aim of this fund is to support academics facing imminent threat and/or displacement as a result of war.

Cara is a UK-wide organisation that provides urgently-needed help to academics in immediate danger, those forced into exile, and many who choose to work on in their home countries despite serious risks. 

UCL has opened this scheme in light of the current crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, though the scheme is open to all academics facing immediate danger worldwide.

Criteria and Eligibility

The fund is for academics at any stage of their career who are fleeing persecution or war in their home country.

As per Cara’s regulations, all applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree. 

Fellowship placements will be awarded on either a 12-month or 24-month basis and will be based on UCL’s campuses in London.

Application Process: Update

Due to overwhelming demand, the Academic Fellowship Scheme is currently closed and no further applications are being accepted.

Please visit the Cara website directly, where you can apply for a similar scheme through their partnerships with 120+ UK institutions.

Visit Cara website


For more information, contact the UCL Global Engagement team at UCLglobalengagement@ucl.ac.uk.

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