The Ukrainian Institute announces the call for proposals within the Lysiak-Rudnytsky Ukrainian Studies Programme 2023-2024 

The programme is designed to increase the level of knowledge of the public and the expert community abroad about the past and present of Ukraine, as well as to strengthen cooperation between Ukraine and the world at the institutional level. 

This year, the programme aims to support five projects that receive the highest scores as a result of peer review. The amount of financing will be up to UAH 400,000. Considering that the Representative Office of the Ukrainian Institute in Germany began work in Berlin in March 2023, at least one project will be supported, aimed at a German-speaking audience and implemented in partnership with a German institute. 

Institutions registered in Ukraine and working in the field of culture, analytics, education or science are invited to participate. Their projects must relate to Ukrainian topics and correspond to one of the proposed formats 

  • translations of non-fiction texts from Ukrainian into foreign languages;    
  • publications of original texts on Ukrainian issues in foreign languages;   
  • Organization of public discussions and lectures (including online); 
  • Organization of conferences and round tables (including online); 
  • creation and promotion of online content (publications, infographics, podcasts, video explainers, and video lectures) on Ukrainian issues to achieve the goals of the Ukrainian Institute; 
  • Writing and publishing reviews of publications on Ukrainian issues. 

Thematic Areas: 

  • Decolonization of Ukrainian culture; 
  • Decolonization of knowledge about Ukraine abroad; 
  • Ukraine’s role in European and global culture, history, and politics; 
  • Crimean Tatar studies; 
  • History and culture of national minorities (communities) in Ukraine; 
  • Modern history of Ukraine, democratic development since 1991; 
  • Experience of war: social, cultural, security, political, and ecological dimensions of Ukrainian resilience. 

The advantage of the projects is the presence of a foreign partner and co-financing in the amount of up to 30% of the project cost. 

Applications for the programme are accepted until December 31, 2023. The results of the competition will be announced at the beginning of February 2024. Questions about the competition can be sent to [email protected]. 

The project should be implemented by June 30, 2024. 

More details on the website of the Ukrainian Institute. 

The programme is implemented in partnership with the Ilko Kucheriv «Democratic Initiatives» foundation with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation.