In Spain, the Spanish National Research Council or CSIC https://www.csic.es/en has launched an initiative to host researchers holding a PhD degree in the different research centres located in Spain. Among these centres, the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture is focused on agricultural research and can host researchers with expertise in this research area. It can offer between 3-months and 2-year duration contracts to women of any age, men older than 60 and men aged 18 to 60 who have legal option to leave Ukraine. This offer is open not only to the sunflower community but also to researchers working on other crops. Interested researchers can send a brief (1 page) CV resume to Dr Leire Molinero (leire.molinero(at)csic.es). Researchers who, holding a PhD degree, have expertise in research areas different of agriculture can also send CVs and the CSIC will try that they join any other of its research centres.
In France, INRAE welcomes Ukrainian scientists who wish to come to its laboratories with the help of the PAUSE programme. An emergency fund will help the researcher and her/his family for 3 months before applying to the PAUSE program. Hosting will be possible notably at INRAE Toulouse (contact: Stéphane Muños - stephane.munos(at)inrae.fr and Nicolas Langlade - nicolas.langlade(at)inrae.fr) and at AgroParisTech (Paris-Versailles). Terres Inovia can also provide additional support to visiting Ukrainian scholars in these institutions. (contact: contact(at)isasunflower.com or e.pilorge(at)terresinovia.fr)
Some ISA members in Ukraine's neighbouring countries are already active in hosting their Ukrainian colleagues and their families who have communicated their need.
ISA will help in receiving assistance needs, organizing contacts with assistance and diffusing offers from institutions as well as private members on its website, and adapt its support to situations.
Do not hesitate to send us assistance offers or needs.
Contact : contact(at)isasunflower.org or e.pilorge(at)terresinovia.fr