This webpage contains compiled information due to the war in Ukraine.
The mission of the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies is to support research, doctoral studies and scientific infrastructure related to the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe. Accordingly, researchers from this area, including Ukraine and Russia, but also from many other countries in the region, are supported by the Foundation. The Foundation also provides funding for research relating to Ukraine.
Consequences for funded activities
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies follows the Government’s guidelines to make sure that contacts and collaborations with state institutions in Russia and Belarus stop immediately and to not initiate any new contacts. The Foundation has no institutional collaborations in either Russia or Belarus nor will fund research collaborations with links to the governments of Russia and Belarus.
The following applies for:
Ongoing research projects
Funds from the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies must not be transferred to governmental institutions in Russia or Belarus.
If an ongoing project cannot be carried out according to plan due to the current circumstances, the project manager is recommended to contact the Foundation and send an application for change in the project, including an updated project plan, to the Foundation.
New research projects
The grant administrator is responsible to assess whether new collaborations are in line with the Government’s positions. Prior to any funding of new research projects that involve Russian or Belarusian researchers, the Foundation will make an assessment of each individual case, in accordance with the Government’s guidelines. Funds from the Foundation must not be transferred to governmental institutions in Russia or Belarus.
Assessment of applications
The Foundation will not engage researchers who are employed at Russian and Belarusian governmental institutions as external experts for this year’s calls.
Support for researchers from Ukraine
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies expands temporarily the support programme at Södertörn University for researchers at risk. Read more about the support programme for researchers at risk.
The Foundation and Södertörn University are looking into other possibilities to support researchers from Ukraine.
For information about the support programme for researchers in need of protection please contact:
Britta Lövgren, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Contact person at Södertörn University: Andreas Åkerlund, email@example.com
Concerning ongoing and new research projects please contact:
Zofia Makowska, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 2022-04-05