Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine – Second Call for Applications

Europa Nostra initiative in partnership with ALIPH and in collaboration with HERI – Heritage Emergency Response Initiative & the Ukrainian Fulbright Circle based in Kyiv

Second Call for Applications
Deadline: 3 May 2023

The second Call for Applications for the Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine has been launched today. This fellowship scheme provides much-needed financial support to heritage professionals in Ukraine who are currently facing hardships as well as to individuals who have displayed civic activism in protecting Ukraine’s cultural heritage during the war. The amount of the fellowship is €500 per person.

To date, already 155 Ukrainian heritage defenders have received our solidarity support thanks to this fellowship.

Team of HERI carrying out damage assessment during an expedition to a wooden church in the Viazivka village destroyed by an aerial bomb dropped nearby in February of 2022. Photo by Bohdan Poshyvailo


The first tranche of this fellowship scheme was raised by our non-governmental organisations: € 50,000 through the crowdfunding campaign jointly initiated by Europa Nostra and the Global Heritage Fund with a matching contribution of € 50,000 provided by ALIPH – International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas, through the support of the European Union. Other organisations, such as Architects Sweden and Europa Nostra Sweden, contributed to this crowdfunding campaign.

On 8 March, ALIPH announced its decision to renew its commitment to the Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine with an additional amount of €50,000. This project is funded by ALIPH, through the support of the European Union. Other organisations, such as ICOMOS Canada and the Canadian Coalition for Cultural Heritage in Ukraine, are committed to contributing to the fellowship scheme. Additional contributions – both by individuals and organisations – to the crowdfunding campaign to support Ukrainian heritage defenders, however big or small, are welcome and important, and can easily be made via the Europa Nostra website.

The criteria for the fellowship recipients include:

  • working in museums, libraries, archives, and other cultural heritage institutions or sites;
  • active contribution to the cultural heritage protection in times of war;
  • no salary or reduced salary due to the ongoing war; and
  • support will be provided in priority to heritage professionals living and working in especially hard conditions in the active fighting area in Ukraine.

Legal entities (cultural heritage institutions or NGOs) and individuals are encouraged to submit names for candidates who are eligible to receive the fellowship by filling in the online application form. It is important that the candidates meet the above-mentioned criteria and that this is indicated in the application form through a brief motivation, which reveals the specific merits of the candidate.

Applications for Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine must be submitted by 3 May 2023.

The fellowship recipients will be selected by an advisory group, which consists of representatives of the founders and donors of the fellowship scheme, as well as other local or international initiatives to save endangered heritage in Ukraine.

For more information about the Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine, please contact saveheritage2022@gmail.com.

The Heritage Solidarity Fellowship for Ukraine is developed in the frame of Europa Nostra’s network project European Cultural Heritage Agora “Empowering Europe’s Civil Society for Heritage”, which is funded by the European Union.

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