Applications Now Open for Documenting Ukraine Grants

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The Documenting Ukraine program is glad to start the 2024 application cycle. Ukrainian academics, creative professionals and public intellectuals are welcome to apply for one-time 5000 EUR grants for projects documenting the experience of the full-scale Russo-Ukrainian war or providing intellectual or artistic reflections on these events. We are accepting applications until 19 August 2024.

Since March 2022, Documenting Ukraine has supported more than 300 projects by Ukrainian filmmakers, scholars, journalists, archivists and librarians, writers and poets, artists and photographers. With the goal of creating a transdisciplinary archive in mind, the program is focused on centering Ukrainian intellectual work and sharing the Ukrainian experience of the war with the broader world.

Applications are accepted via the IWM’s online application form. The document package consists of: 

  • CV 
  • Letter of motivation (1-2 pages) that addresses the project’s significance and how it relates to the mission of Documenting Ukraine 
  • Project description (1-3 pages) including planned activities, information about who will be carrying out the project and their qualifications, and the desired outcome 
  • Contact details of one reference person who is familiar with your work and can speak to its suitability for Documenting Ukraine

Please note that the application package should be compiled into a single PDF. 

People who have previously received support from Documenting Ukraine are also welcome to apply for this application cycle, either with new projects or continuations of previous work. Please note that if you are applying for a repeat grant, your application should reflect how the project progressed and how did it benefit from the IWM’s support. Repeat funding is available only for people and organizations that have previously received one grant.

Answers to the most frequently asked questions about the program are available in English and Ukrainian. If you could not find answers to your inquiry, please contact us via email at ukraine@iwm.at.

The application deadline for this grant round is 19 August 2024. The decisions will be communicated to the participants by early November 2024.