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EU Initiatives for Ukrainian researchers and students

Published on | 4 months ago

Programmes ERC   COST   Horizon Europe  
  • Although Ukraine’s Association Agreement to Horizon Europe and Euratom R&T Programmes is not yet in force,  Ukraine is eligible to EU funding under Horizon Europe as it has been included in the list of low-to-middle income countries in the Programme Guide to Horizon Europe.

  • The Commission is as flexible as possible with ongoing Horizon projects involving Ukrainian participants, in terms of reporting and deadlines for projects’ finalisation.

  • On 22 March, a dedicated portal ERA4Ukraine was launched to serve as a one-stop-shop for information on support to researchers of Ukraine made available at the level of EU, EU Member States and the Associated Countries, including bottom-up initiatives. It was configured under the existing Euraxess network.

  • Horizon4Ukraine initiative seeks to encourage ongoing Horizon projects to offer/advertise available support to researchers of Ukraine, in relation to job offers/training opportunities/social support etc. – all on voluntary basis.  Please note that there is no additional budget linked to Horizon4Ukraine initiative.

  • The European Research Council (ERC) launched an initiative to publicize job opportunities linked to its ongoing grants - over 500 vacancies are already on offer: ERC for Ukraine | ERC: European Research Council (

  • Ukraine is a full member of COST and its researchers, regardless of their location, can apply for short-term research stays, virtual networking tools and/or join one of the action working groups under the COST Programme.

  • In addition, COST is offering dedicated paid traineeship opportunities for young people with the Bachelor degree or relevant experience and knowledge of English and living in Belgium. More info on

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ERC grants for UGent professor Lieven Eeckhout

Professor Lieven Eeckhout’s main research interests include computer architecture and the hardware/software interface with a specific emphasis on performance evaluation and modeling, and dynamic resource management.

Professor Eeckhout is the recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Starting grant, Advanced grant and three Proof of Concept grants. Two of his former PhD students founded in 2013 CoScale, a spin-off in data center monitoring, which was acquired by New Relic.

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