"Our mission remains to support Ukrainian scientists in the face of unprecedented challenges. The transformation into a NGO marks a new chapter in #ScienceForUkraine's dedication to fostering scientific collaboration and support of Ukrainian science," it said.
#ScienceForUkraine is now an NGO under Latvian law (registration number 40008327275) with a mission "to support the Ukrainian academic community in surviving the war and to help ensure the continuity of Ukraine's science and strengthen its presence in the international science arena."
"The quest for the survival and integration of the Ukrainian science system into the broader European context is far from over. Our transition to an NGO is not just a change in status, but a renewed commitment to this cause. We're proud to be a home for numerous dedicated volunteers who have kickstarted impactful projects and research initiatives. Their work is a testament to the power of collective effort in these trying times," said Sanita Reinsone, the originator of the idea.
As part of its new initiatives, #ScienceForUkraine has announced the launch of its first fundraising campaign to support the Micro Travel Grant Programme 2024.
Aligned with the principles of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions of the European Union, this programme will provide financial assistance of up to 500€ per grant, aimed at covering travel, accommodation, and participation fees for scientists affiliated with Ukrainian universities.
"This effort is a concrete step towards ensuring the continued participation of Ukrainian scientists in the global scientific discourse. #ScienceForUkraine invites individuals and organisations to contribute to this noble cause. Just like in our campaign's logo, donors extend a helping hand to fellow Ukrainian academics, aiding in the preservation and growth of scientific knowledge and collaboration during these challenging times," the oranization said.
For more information: https://scienceforukraine.eu