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The European Union, its Member States and Europeans across the continent are mobilised in support of people fleeing the war in Ukraine. We are working on all fronts to support Ukraine with assistance, humanitarian aid and civil protection. This specific initiative wants to support researchers of Ukraine by providing them with an overview of all existing actions at European and national levels.


This information is also available in:

Ukrainian | українська

Find useful information in Estonia

All main available research positions in public sector institutions are published at EURAXESS Jobs portal (Estonian section)

    You may find your Estonian research group of interest also publishing their invitation at

    At the moment many departments in different universities are also willing to employ Ukrainian refugee researchers. Therefore, we would urge you to also write directly to the department of your interest. In this case, please describe your qualification and interest as briefly and clearly as possible. In most cases it is possible to contact them all in English.

    Research in Estonian public research and higher education institutions:

    Research at private higher education institutions:

    Please note that both European Union and Estonian state are working on financial support mechanisms to engage Ukrainian reserchers. Therefore, let´s not loose contact - please refer from time to time at the Estonian Research Council´s web-page:, or join EURAXESS Estonia Facebook page for the news.

    Funding for Ukrainian researchers

    ETAG has prepared two support measures for the Ukrainian researchers who have fled to Estonia.

    We provide funding for Estonian universities to hire Ukranian researcher(s) to the their grant project team (ETAG’s starting, team or developmental grant). The researcher must start their work in the team in 2022 and ETAG covers the costs for up to 6 months. More information in English will soon be available, information in Estonian can be found here.

    We fund Ukrainian researchers’ short-time study visits to Estonian universities (up to 3 months). These visits allow Ukrainian researchers to get acquainted with the research done at Estonian universities and help them improve their professional skills. We also aim to foster the cooperation between Ukrainian and Estonian researchers in general. More information (in Estonian) is available here.

    The support programme for study visits begins in May and lasts until the end of 2022. All Estonian universities are eligible for the funding, ETAG will cover the personnel costs (including taxes) for up to 3 months. A total of 50 trainees can be supported through this measure, researchers positions will be distributed proportionally between the universities. The funds can be used retroactively back to 24 February 2022.

    NB! Please note that the two measures cannot be combined and a researcher won’t be eligible for both types of funding at the same time.


    More positions (not - only - research) could be searched for at the pages of:

    Information provided here is updated frequently, according to the developments.

    Please do not hesitate to contact if you have remaining questions.


    Member States and Associated countries

    The Commission and EU Member States work together at all levels to channel humanitarian and civil protection support to Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Below you can find an overview of the most useful information per country: