Position: DKFZ program to support Ukrainian researchers at risk

Code Number: 2022-0109

We are following the military aggression against Ukraine with great concern. With our program, the DKFZ offers temporary opportunities and support for refugee researchers from Ukraine to continue their research.



The program is aimed at students, doctoral students and post-doctoral scientists in the fields of life sciences, medicine and information technology related to cancer research. Funding is available for persons who have had to leave Ukraine due to the current situation and/or are personally at risk due to political persecution. Persons who immigrate for purely economic reasons, as well as persons who have already been in Germany for longer than three months at the time of the call for applications, are generally excluded from funding within this program. Also excluded are persons who are already receiving funding under other aid programmes (e.g. the Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) or who have access to a safe country of residence due to dual citizenship or other circumstances (e.g. marriage to an EU citizen).

Financial support is provided in the form of a stipend for an initial period of 6 months, or through employment as a research assistant for students.


Requirements and information needed from the applicants

  • Personal data: Name, date and place of birth, citizenship, passport copy, contact details
  • Research institution of origin with proof
  • Degree and proof of qualification plus curriculum vitae 
  • Brief description of research interests
  • Sufficient English or German skills


Applications can be submitted at any time via the email address ukraine-support@dkfz.de or via our online application tool.