Foundation for Polish Science settled the first competition for Polish-Ukrainian research projects

Wojciech Strozyk /REPORTER

The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) has awarded three pairs of scientists from Poland and Ukraine who will carry out research on war-induced problems and challenges for the future of Ukraine. Each project received support of PLN 268,800.

Dr Anna Wylegała (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) and Dr Nataliia Otrishchenko (Centre for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv); project: ‘24.02.2022, 5 am: Testimonies from War’. The aim of the project is to collect and archive personal stories of refugees from Ukraine who became victims of Russian aggression in 2022. 

Dr Agata Chudzicka-Czupała, Professor at SWPS University (SWPS University, Katowice, Poland) and Professor Nadiya Hapon (Ivan Franko Lviv National University); project: ‘Strengthening people’s commitment to volunteering for refugees from Ukraine. Motivations of volunteers and intentions behind volunteering – the role of psychological and social factors”. The aim of the research will be to find out the motivations of volunteers helping refugees.

Dr Sławomir Łukasiewicz, Professor at the Catholic University of Lublin and Dr Mykola Riabchuk (Institute of Political and Ethnic Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv); Project: ‘From discourse of ‘Europeanness’ to EU membership: integration narratives in Poland and Ukraine in comparative perspective. Merging theoretical and utilitarian approach’.