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NAS Statements on Ukraine

Eighteen Ukrainian Research Projects Selected for Long-Term Funding by the Polish Academy of Sciences and U.S. National Academy of Sciences
June 29, 2023
The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) have selected 18 Ukrainian research teams across various scientific disciplines to receive financial support of up to approximately $200,000 USD per year for up to three years — a total of approximately $8 million USD (33 million PLN). The goal of the funding is to provide outstanding Ukrainian scientists with stable conditions for conducting research that, in the future, will lead to rebuilding science in Ukraine. Financial support for the grants is also being provided by the Royal Society of the U.K., Elsevier, the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. Read More»

On Supporting Science in Ukraine One Year After the Invasion
February 15, 2023
One year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russia launched a full-scale military offensive in Ukraine. Since then, countless Ukrainian families have mourned the loss of their loved ones, and many others have been forced to flee their homes. Attacks on civil infrastructures have brought immense hardship to millions of civilians. We should do everything possible to protect human life. We also should do everything possible to protect the science and higher education sector in Ukraine from the war-inflicted decline, the growing generation gap, and a “brain drain.” Read More»

Group Established to Help Rebuild Ukrainian Science
October 25, 2022
With a $3 million donation from the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, a high-level, international coordinating group of scientific organizations has been established to take concrete steps to support Ukraine’s scientists and research community with the aim of rebuilding a successful global science and innovation system in Ukraine. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the Polish Academy of Sciences will act as secretariats for the coordinating group. Read More»

A Future for Ukrainian Science
June 13, 2022
In a new editorial for Science, NAS President Marcia McNutt and the presidents of the science academies of Ukraine and Poland urge the international scientific community to take action to support Ukrainian researchers and help pave the way for the nation’s future in science. Read More»

Action Steps for Rebuilding Ukraine’s Science, Research, and Innovation
June 13, 2022
The leaders of the national science academies of the United States, Ukraine, Poland, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, and ALLEA have developed an action plan for the international science community to build a strong science, innovation, research, and training system in Ukraine. Read More»

International Science Academies Meet in Poland to Explore How to Support Ukrainian Science and Researchers
June 3, 2022
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Polish Academy of Sciences brought together leaders from the National Academy of Sciences Ukraine and several other national academies for a meeting in Warsaw to identify concrete actions the international science community can take to support Ukrainian researchers and science capabilities. Read More»

Support Grows for NAS Effort to Aid Ukrainian Researchers
April 21, 2022
With a $500,000 donation, the American Chemical Society has joined the National Academy of Sciences in an effort to help researchers who are being forced to flee Ukraine because of Russia’s invasion. Read More»

Breakthrough Prize Foundation Partners with U.S. National Academy of Sciences to Support Scientists Forced to Flee Ukraine
March 29, 2022
With a $1 million donation, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation joins a growing number of individuals and institutions that are supporting an NAS effort to help displaced Ukrainian researchers relocate, continue their work, and stay connected to the international scientific community. Read More»

NAS Launches Effort to Help Support Ukrainian Researchers as They Resettle in Poland
March 15, 2022
Many scientists and researchers are among the millions of Ukrainians who have fled their country since the Russian invasion. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has launched a new initiative to help these researchers and their families resettle in Poland. Read More»

‘Scientists in the Line of Fire’
March 4, 2022
In a new editorial for Science magazine, National Academy of Sciences president Marcia McNutt and international secretary John Hildebrand identify actions that the global scientific community can take to support their Ukrainian colleagues. Read More»

‘We Stand With Our Colleagues in Ukraine,’ Say U.S. National Academies Presidents
March 3, 2022
The presidents of the U.S. National Academies issued a statement condeming the "horrific and unprovoked" Russian invasion  of Ukraine. "We stand in solidarity with the scientists, engineers, health care workers, and other colleagues in the research community of Ukraine, who like all Ukrainians, are doing their best to survive and resist." Read More»

G-7 Academies’ Statement on Russia’s Attack on Ukraine
March 2, 2022
The NAS joined the academies of the other G-7 nations in a statement condemning Russia’s unprovoked attack against Ukraine and expressing sympathy for the people of Ukraine and solidarity with the nation’s scientific community. Read More»

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