Freeman announces grants to support scholars and educators in Ukraine

A new grants program established by the A. B. Freeman School of Business aims to preserve scholarship that will contribute to the post-war rebuilding of Ukraine.

In response to the Russian invasion and ongoing war in Ukraine, the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University will fund at least $10,000 in grants to promote the research and visions of Ukrainian scholars and educators. Grant recipients will deliver virtual lectures and seminars on a range of topics related to sustaining and rebuilding the country and its culture.

“The Russia-Ukraine war has been devastating for millions of Ukrainians, but this conflict also threatens the human capital of the country’s educators, whose contributions will be critical for post-war rebuilding and development,” said Paulo Goes, dean of the Freeman School. “This grants program represents our effort to support the creation, communication and conservation of knowledge, a critical component of Tulane University’s mission.”

A committee of Tulane faculty members will review the applications on a rolling basis beginning Oct. 15, 2022. Each successful applicant will receive between $1,000 and $5,000 depending on the number of lectures delivered, the merits of the proposal and how many applications are received. Sample topics that are of interest to the committee include the following:

  • Rebuilding Ukraine: How can the U.S. universities help?
  • Ukraine’s entrepreneurship and sustainable development
  • Ukraine’s agriculture and energy sectors: Past, present, and future
  • The war on corruption following the Revolution of Dignity: Progress and pitfalls
  • The education system of Ukraine: Strengths and weaknesses
  • Indigenous and minority peoples in Ukraine

Faculty members and doctoral students in social sciences and humanities are encouraged to submit an application at Applicants must be residents of Ukraine unless displaced by occupation, damage or evacuation orders for their hometown. Additional guidelines are listed on the application.

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