Support opportunities for scientists and academics

Hosting laboratories at the UzL

As part of a structured outreach campaign, we would first like to get an overview of which working groups at the University of Lübeck could host scientists from Ukraine. For this purpose, Dr. Dr. Christoph Hammers from the Department of Dermatology has created an editable table that is to be used to collect this information and provide the Executive Board with important information for further planning and coordination of our assistance:

Hosting laboratories


We would also like to give academics, colleagues and students from Ukraine the opportunity to network. We will be happy to establish appropriate contacts via the e-mail address (


External support and aid opportunities

Support for researchers who have fled Ukraine. Researchers who are forced to leave Ukraine due to the invasion by Russian troops can receive funding from the Volkswagen Foundation to continue their work at a university or research institute in Germany. Applications for a funding period of 6 to 12 months can now be submitted to the Volkswagen Foundation.
Vulnerable researchers are generally offered protection within the framework of the Philipp Schwartz Initiative. The application deadline for vulnerable and refugee researchers from Ukraine has been extended until 18 March 2022 and the nomination process has been simplified. Further measures are in preparation.
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has been supporting scientists who have fled their home countries since December 2015. It is now expanding its previous funding measures by opening up the Walter Benjamin Programme, which is intended to enable this target group to integrate into the German science system at any stage of their career (from the completed doctorate onwards).

In the current situation, this concrete support measure for refugee scientists from all regions of the world is also an expression of solidarity with researchers from Ukraine and also persecuted scientists from Russia. Their short-term integration into the German science system should enable the continuity of their scientific work.
The DAAD provides a bundle of support services from its partners and from international higher education institutions. The page is updated on an ongoing basis.
This initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.
...Staff of the Centre for Integrative Psychiatry (ZIP) at both campuses are available to provide low-threshold services in the outpatient clinics and emergency services for patients of Ukrainian origin and Russian-German patients. For those seeking help, a list of external contact points is also compiled...
Lübeck active for Ukraine