Supporting the Ukrainian academic and think tank community is highly important to maintain and encourage exchanges between the Ukrainian people and the European Union (EU) in the context of the ongoing horrendous war against Ukraine. As a trans-European research network, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) further aims at encouraging the production of academic and policy-relevant knowledge on themes that are key to the future of Ukraine and of the Union and the protection of democratic values. The topics range from Ukraine’s (green) reconstruction to its accession to the EU and to building a European security architecture. TEPSA fellowship intends to enable Ukrainians to pursue an EU-related research that would be relevant for EU and national policy-makers.
With the support of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme of the EU, TEPSA offered a visiting fellowship position for Ukrainian researchers affected directly or indirectly by Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. This two-week fellowship will take place in September 2023 (a later period in the year can also be determined if needed).
The visiting fellow will receive a EUR 1,500 allowance to cover travel, accommodation, living expenses, and any incidentals related to their stay in Brussels. In addition, TEPSA provides the fellow with office space as well as in-house research and administrative facilities. The objective is to provide a privileged access to the Brussels political environment and to be in contact with EU policy-makers. One of the desired outcomes of the position is the publication of a TEPSA Brief building on the research conducted during the fellowship.
Ukrainian MA or PhD students, postdocs, early career or experienced researchers directly or indirectly impacted by the war were eligible. Their research was to be EU-related and benefit from the researcher’s presence in Brussels. Only applicants travelling from and to an EU Member State could be considered eligible.
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