Östersjöstiftelsen’s actions due to the ongoing war in Ukraine
The Government encourages Swedish higher education institutions and research funders 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 for Baltic and East European Studies has no institutional collaborations in either Russia or Belarus nor will fund research collaborations with links to the governments of Russia and Belarus.
The Foundation and Södertörn University collaborate to manage the activities that are affected by the abovementioned guidelines and to investigate opportunities for support for researchers from Ukraine.
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.
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