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FDEF Research Fellowships - Solidarity with Ukraine

In response to the war in Ukraine and assuming our responsibility for urgent support of Ukraine’s academic community, the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) at the University of Luxembourg (Uni.lu) has established the FDEF Research Fellowships – Solidarity with Ukraine, dedicated to Ukrainian researchers and researchers of other nationalities, who are affected by the invasion of Ukraine and intend to pursue joint research projects in collaboration with a member of the FDEF academic staff. 

FDEF Fellowships programme “Solidarity with Ukraine” is now closed.



The fellowships are granted to Ukrainian researchers and researchers of other nationalities linked to Ukraine in the fields of law, economics, management or finance. 


Applicants must: 

  • Be Ukrainian nationals or people of other nationalities who are affected by the war in Ukraine 
  • Be able to justify their status (doctoral student, post-doctoral researcher or professor/researcher) in Ukraine 


Applicants are invited to submit a copy of their identity card or resident card or passport, as well as the following documents in either English or French: 

  • A CV 
  • A letter of motivation 
  • An abstract of the proposed research project 

Applications have to be submitted electronically to the following address: ukraine.fdef@uni.lu or, exceptionally, by paper means if the applicants, for whatever reason, do not have Internet access. 

When any of the above-mentioned documents are lacking in the application file, the application procedure can also take place on the basis of a written recommendation by peers and/or on the basis of an oral evaluation of the applicants. 


There is no deadline. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. 


The selection is made on the academic merit and the quality of the scientific project. It may take into account whether the applicants come from a partner university of the Faculty 


A selection committee composed of three members, i.e. the FDEF liaison member of the adhoc committee established by the Uni.lu to coordinate initiatives to aid in the Ukraine crisis, the head of department of the concerned discipline and the FDEF compliance & quality team leader, will evaluate the submitted applications based on the selection criteria defined above. The final decision will be in principle taken within two weeks after receipt of the application. 


The support provided by the FDEF consists of a fellowship of EUR 1000 per month for housing, as well as of EUR 50 daily allowance. Fellowships are for an initial period of 3 months. An extension is possible. 


Uni.lu acts as the Data Controller in respect of the processing of your personal data. Uni.lu collects and processes your personal data for the purpose of the assessment of your eligibility for the fellowship program offered by the University of Luxembourg. The categories of personal data processed are the ones contained in your application, necessary for applying to the fellowship program (e.g. your contact information, copy of your identity card, your CV, your cover letter and the abstract of your research proposal)

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is laid down in Article 6 (b) GDPR: processing is necessary for the performance of an agreement to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into an agreement.

Your personal data will not be shared with any external parties to Uni.lu. In case your application for the above-mentioned program is not successful, the copy of your identity card will be held for three months. All other documents and personal data relating to you, will be held for six months.

We implement appropriate organizational, administrative, physical and technical measures to protect the security of personal data from unauthorized or accidental access, damage, loss, disclosure or other risks presented by data processing.

You will have the right to access and amend your personal data. In certain cases (in accordance with the conditions set out by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679), you will also have the right to object to the way in which your data is used, to request that your data be deleted, to ask to restrict certain aspects of the processing of your data, and to retrieve your data to forward it to a third party (right to data portability). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with Luxembourg's National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) in relation to the processing of your personal data. Further information is provided on http://www.cnpd.lu. You can also use their contact form, at: https://cnpd.public.lu/fr/support/contact.html

For exercising your rights, you can contact the Data Protection Officer by e-mail at dpo@uni.lu. Questions concerning the fellowship program can be addressed to ukraine.fdef@uni.lu.


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