UKRAPROUkraine Scientific Scholarship Program Dresden (UKRAPRO)

Kyiv Academic University (KAU), the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden (IFW) and Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) support Ukrainian scientists who had to leave their home country as a result of the invasion by the Russian army. The scholarship programs designed to enable them to continue their research work for at least a limited time in Dresden. In addition to using our own funds, we coordinate funding from the Leibniz Association, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Free State of Saxony. The Ukraine Scientific Scholarship Program Dresden is a
continuation and extension the UKRATOP program.


The funding opportunity is aimed at Ukrainian scientists who have already fled to Germany or who are expected to arrive in Germany in the coming period. We offer scholarships of 6-12 months as well as the opportunity to work scientifically in a research group at IFW Dresden or HZDR for this period to continue their current research.

The offer is addressed to

  • Doctoral students
  • Postdocs
  • Senior scientists

in the fields

  • Experimental and theoretical condensed matter physics
  • Materials science and chemistry

Funding includes a monthly stipend of 1,700 euros (for doctoral students) or 2,300 euros (for postdocs and senior scientists) and, if applicable, a family allowance of up to 500 euros a month. For practical issues such as accommodation, insurance, banking, dealing with authorities, etc. we provide support. For families of scientists accepted in the scholarship program support on practical issues is available immediately, also when traveling separately. To start the monthly stipend the UKRAPRO scholarshipholder is required to be in Dresden.


Applications in English, German or Ukrainian are possible from now on to the e-mail address Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам необхідно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її. and must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Short description of the expertise

Prerequisite for the scholarship approval is the possibility of integration into a research group at IFW/HZDR based on the fit of qualification and expertise.
Applications may be submitted at any time. Decisions will be made on an ongoing and timely basis. By submitting your application, you agree that your documents are forwarded within IFW and to partner institutes with the purpose of processing your application and preparation of the research program.

See the details at IFW Dresden site: Ukraine-Scholarship_en.pdf

See also Solidarity with Ukraine at IFW Dresden