Documenting Ukraine: grants for professionals documenting the war in Ukraine

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Grant
Location: Ukraine
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: Institute for Human Sciences

This is an opportunity to receive EUR 5,000 for public intellectuals, scientists, journalists, writers, translators, archivists, artists and film directors from Ukraine.

You can win emergency support If you work on documentation projects that establish and preserve a factual record of the war through reporting, gathering published source material, collecting oral testimony, and bringing meaning to events through artistic interpretation.

‘Documenting Ukraine’ is financed by the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. This is one of the thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the grants

What do I get?
You can get a one-time support of EUR 5,000.
Can I apply?

You can win a grant if you are: 

  • A journalist who continues to cover events in Ukraine
  • A writer working on texts that, in particular, convey their personal experience of war
  • A scientist conducting or preparing for publication research in various fields on the impact of war on both people and the environment, urban space, the country as a whole, etc.
  • A public intellectual who works with both Ukrainian and foreign audiences;
  • A filmmaker or artist working on war-related projects
  • A translator working on making current texts accessible to the Ukrainian reader
  • An archives staff working to document the impact of war
  • Another professional who documents the war
What do I need to apply?
  • Completed application form 
  • CV
  • Motivation letter that addresses the project's significance and relates to the mission of Documenting Ukraine
  • Project description, including planned activities, significance, team, and desired outcome — up to three pages
  • Full name and contact details of one reference person
  • If available, include text, photos, and links to video materials that will strengthen your application

All application materials must be combined into a single PDF file. Check answers to FAQs at the link.

How do I apply?

Apply via the IWM online portal by 29 September. 

The preferred language for the application is English. However, Ukrainian applications are also accepted.

Good to know
  • You will find out the results in mid-November.
  • You can submit only one application.
  • You can apply if you previously received a Documenting Ukraine grant. Tell organisers about the results and explain how additional funding will enable you to develop the project further.
  • The organisers are not required to justify their decisions or give individual feedback to applicants publicly.

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