Engaging with authorities

Engaging with authorities directly is effective and necessary because of (i) partial breakdown of official communication channels in Ukraine, (ii) unfamiliarity of Ukrainian academics and civil servants with language, processes, and structures in foreign governmental agencies (Example, EU-member Germany: municipal, national, and trans-national centers for registration of humanitarian aid requests; national and international funding agencies; institutional access points for research placements and existing research programs).

  • Individual academics can reach out to Ukrainian institutions via the Council of Young Scientists at the Ministry of Education that need help in translating aid requests, in drafting research proposals, and in placement requests, and they can identify and liaise with the responsible governmental and academic agencies in their home country.