Ukraine Emergency Fund

The University of Mannheim Foundation has collected donations for early-stage researchers affected by the war in Ukraine.

The war in Ukraine leaves many researchers with nothing. The Stiftung Universität Mannheim (University of Mannheim Foundation) and the University of Mannheim have set up an emergency fellowship fund for early-stage researchers affected by the war.

The war in Ukraine is an attack on fundamental values such as democracy, rule of law, and basic rights, which are also the basis for freedom of research. Many Ukrainian researchers have lost their entire living environment, their job and, in the worst case, family and friends. Many are still in the war zone or are fleeing the country. At best, they have already found a provisional home in Germany or another country. But there are also many people in Russia, in particular researchers, who have the courage to stand up against this war, despite all repressions. As a consequence, they have to fight for their freedom and livelihood. In addition to the various threats, losses, and worries caused by this cruel war, all of these people have in common that they lack perspective.

Therefore, the University of Mannheim Foundation and the University of Mannheim have established an emergency fund for the researchers affected by the war in Ukraine (Ukraine Notfallfonds). Thanks to your generous donations, almost EUR 80,000 have been raised for this purpose. With this money, we are currently supporting four researchers who thus have the opportunity to continue their academic work at the University of Mannheim for one year.

We actively support young researchers, in particular doctoral candidates, who have to fear for their lives. We want to enable them to continue their research projects at the University of Mannheim. In this situation, our solidarity and empathy goes to the people in Ukraine who now have to fear for their country and their lives. We would also like to support those individuals in the Russian society who, regardless of all repressions, have the courage to speak out against this war.

Professor Thomas Puhl, President of the University of Mannheim / Photo credit: Stefanie Eichler

Thank you for your support

Thanks to your generous support, we are able to provide Alina with a scholarship. Alina comes from Chernihiv in northern Ukraine, near the borders to Belarus and Russia, and has fled together with her five-year-old daughter to acquaintances in Germany after spending many days in a shelter. Her husband is still in Ukraine.

Alina holds a doctorate in history and is researching legal structures in Ukraine during the Nazi occupation. She is now able to continue her research work at the Department of History at the University of Mannheim and is looking forward to the exchange with her fellow researchers in Germany and the new experiences she will make. All this has been made possible thanks to your support.

  • All donors

    The donors have been listed in alphabetical order.

    • Alexander Abt
    • Dr. Günter Arheit
    • Lisa Marie and Niko Baldus
    • Ronja Baginski
    • Aurelia Becker
    • Christoph Beer
    • Dr. Ludwig Hubert Bertsch
    • Bianca Beyer
    • Georg and Andrea Billert
    • Ingrid Black
    • Gudrun Blei
    • Dr. Katharina Bolle
    • Prof. Dr. Angela Borgstedt
    • Prof. Dr. Clemens Börsig
    • Prof. Dr. Arndt Bröder
    • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Bühler
    • Prof. Dr. Antonio Ciccone
    • Gerhard and Ursula Damian
    • Georg and Christl Denzer
    • Prof. Dr. Jens Dibbern
    • Sabine Eberhard
    • Dr. Klaus-Dieter and Annegret Ehlers
    • Kerstin Elsen-Krause and Roland Krause
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Eichhorn
    • Prof. Dr. Helen Engemann
    • Hans-Jürgen Ernst
    • Yulia Evsyukova
    • Wolfgang Feigenbutz
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer
    • Freudenberg SE
    • Freunde der Universität Mannheim e.V.
    • Margitta Frölich
    • Rudolf Fuchs GmbH & Co. KG
    • Cornel F. Furtwängler
    • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Ganglmair
    • Prof. em. Dr. Paul and Hiltrud Gans
    • Albrecht Gareis
    • Michael Gebhard
    • Siegfried Glowiak (Varicon)
    • Prof. Dr. Dietrich Götze
    • Heidemarie Greve
    • Prof. Dr. Claudia Gronemann
    • Prof. Thomas Gschwend, Ph.D.
    • Dr. Ulrike Hagmann-Lauterbach and Dr. Harald Hagmann
    • Jürgen Haller
    • Dr. Michael Alexander Hanewinkel
    • Bernd Hartenstein
    • Anja Haubrich
    • Prof. Dr. Armin Heinzl
    • Prof. Dr. Karin Hoisl
    • Hornbach Baumarkt AG
    • Dr. Hans-Jochen Hüchting
    • Prof. Dr. Eckhard Janeba
    • Martina Johann
    • Niels Junge
    • Joachim Kasper
    • Prof. Dr. Florian Keusch
    • Dr. Karolin Kirschenmann
    • Franz-Josef Klüber
    • Martha Koller
    • Hannelore and Wolfgang König
    • Rüdiger Kraft
    • Prof. Dr. Sabine Kuester
    • Ulrich Künzler
    • Dr. Daniela Kuschel
    • Adrian Kutter
    • Lothar and Ingeborg Kuhlen
    • Lochbühler Aufzüge GmbH
    • Prof. Dr. Manfred Loimeier
    • Dr. Eberhard Lössl
    • Prof. Dr. Emilia Majster-Cederbaum
    • Prof. Dr. Jutta Mata
    • Prof. Ernst Maug, Ph.D.
    • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Karl-Ulrich Mayer
    • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Meiser
    • Oskar and Doris Morath
    • Kornelija Müller
    • Prof. Dr. Walter Müller
    • Ursula Nachbauer
    • Prof. Dr. Andreas Neuenkirch
    • Dr. Florence Oloff
    • Pepperl+Fuchs SE
    • Gudrun and Prof. Dr. Herbert Popp
    • Prof. Dr. Thomas Puhl
    • Prof. Dr. Jana-Rebecca Rehse
    • Prof. Dr. Stefan Reichelstein
    • Prof. Dr. Ulfried Reichardt
    • Monika Reinsch
    • Adolf and Karin Hanna Riede
    • Prof. Dr. Eibe Riedel
    • Hans-Jürgen Robrecht
    • Wolfgang Ross
    • Milena and Klaus Ruchter
    • Mahmoud Sabri
    • SAMOA-HALLBAUER GmbH
    • Ekaterina Savchenko
    • Prof. Dr. Nils Schaks
    • Dietmar Schächer
    • Prof. Dr. Martin Schader
    • Linda Schädler
    • Alf N. Schlegel
    • Helmut Schlick
    • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlieper
    • Dr. Frank Schmidt
    • Prof. Dr. Jörg Schmidt
    • Reiner Schmidt
    • Sabine Schmidt
    • Marianne and Theodor Schmitt
    • Isolde and Hartmut Seehars
    • Astrid and Prof. Dr. Christoph Schneeweiss
    • Günther Scholz and Uta Michels-Scholz
    • Dr. Wilfried Schreiber
    • Prof. Dr. Andreas Gerhard Schumacher
    • Ute Schwenger
    • Karola and Harald Seitz
    • Dr. Richard and Rosemarie Seitz
    • Helga and Gerd Sievers
    • Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag
    • Dr. Eberhard Spiess
    • Prof. Konrad Stahl, Ph.D.
    • Dr. Alfred and Dorothea Storck
    • Bernd Stoeckel
    • Barbara Striebel
    • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Friedrich Strube
    • SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
    • Dieter Thiede
    • Evelyn Thome
    • Prof. Dr. Rosemarie Tracy
    • Karin and Andreas Troche
    • Dr. Thomas Veit and Evelyn Veit-Wickert
    • Ulrich Wagner
    • Ulrike Weber
    • Sylvia Weinberger
    • Gerhard Weissenberger
    • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Wolter
    • Albrecht Zeller

    We also thank everyone who wants to remain anonymous.