The PAUSE program opens a special call for emergency assistance to Ukrainian researchers in danger, through an emergency fund granted by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
An emergency financial aid to finance the stay of a Ukrainian researcher, and his/her family if applicable, for a period of three months is proposed to voluntary French institutions. The amount of the financial aid will be a lump sum based on the number of people in the family unit (single person, couple, family).
This emergency hosting in France may allow the researcher to prepare, in connection with a host institution, an application to the PAUSE program according to the regular procedures and criteria of the program, based on co-funding.
More information on how to apply via a simplified form is available on the PAUSE website in English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.
French institutions which would like to volunteer to host a researcher at risk are encouraged to contact the programme as well.
The PAUSE program works closely with all its partners in order to assist the host institutions in preparing the arrival and installation of the researchers.
Please note that in order to protect against interception of communications that could compromise the security of researchers, PAUSE recommend that host institutions and researchers use secure messaging services for their communications. End-to-end encrypted solutions, such as Olvid or Signal for phone exchanges and ProtonMail or Tutanota for email exchanges, are strongly recommended.