9 May 2022


Max Planck Law Support for Ukrainian Legal Researchers

On 28 February 2022, the President of the Max Planck Society, Martin Stratmann, wrote ‘the Max Planck Society strongly condemns the war against Ukraine launched by President Putin’.  Since then, the Max Planck Society has maintained its unequivocal support of Ukraine.  This has been backed-up by an initial one million euro fund to help with temporarily employed Ukrainian staff at the Max Planck Institutes as well as to help accommodate new Ukrainian researchers.

Three Institutes within the Max Planck Law network have accordingly announced measures to help welcome Ukrainian legal researchers.

  has set-up a programme for war-affected researchers:

The effects of the war in Ukraine has also affected the lives of legal scholars. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law therefore created a Fellowship Program for War-Affected Researchers, aiming exclusively researchers who are in a current emergency situation as a result of the war in Ukraine.

For this purpose, the Institute finances scholarships for research stays for research in the field of Private Law at the Institute in Hamburg as well as office workstations and access to our library. In addition, we can assist with helpful information with regards to accommodation. The offer is addressed only to Post-Doctoral Researchers or Doctoral Candidates.

Affected researchers can contact the Welcome Center of the Institute.

have issued a 2022 call for scholarships in favour of doctoral students from Ukraine:

To support PhD candidates from Ukraine in pursuing their research activity, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law offers a limited number of scholarships. These scholarships facilitate research stays at the Institute for one to six months during the 2022 calendar year.

They must intend, to be affiliated with, either the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law, the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, or the Max Planck Fellowship Research Group, which focuses on the enforcement of European Financial Market Regulation. While proficiency in English is compulsory, the call is also open to doctoral candidates writing their thesis in a language other than English.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Application Details: https://lnkd.in/gYwkwYir

has expressed its commitment to supporting Ukrainian Reserchers:

Both the legal and economic departments of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition offer to support Ukrainian researchers fleeing from war in their home country. We also invite Ukrainian researchers to turn to us whose stipend or employment abroad ended recently and who are now looking for a way to continue their research outside Ukraine. The Institute provides office space, access to the library, a stipend for at least six months (extendable), and support for searching accommodation.

Scholars with a background or interest in Competition Law, Intellectual Property Law, Innovation Economics or Entrepreneurship Research should reach out to scienceforukraine(at)ip.mpg.de. This applies to doctoral students and established scientists alike.