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Ukrainian Emergency Relief Fund

The Board of Trustees of the CERGE-EI Foundation and the Executive and Supervisory Committee of CERGE-EI have created an emergency fund to support those CERGE-EI students, faculty, staff and alumni that have been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Resources permitting, we will also assist other Ukrainian economic students and faculty.

We have a long history of hosting and working with Ukrainian economics students, faculty, and alumni. CERGE-EI benefits from the participation of Ukrainian students in its M.A. and Ph.D. programs, totaling more than 60 alumni. In addition, several Teaching Fellows work with Ukrainian universities, enhancing the standards of economics education. 

This effort will provide one-time grants of between USD 500 and USD 5000 to eligible individuals in need of assistance. Funds can be used to cover educational, living, or health-related expenses for them and their families.

As of December 2022, donations to this fund will also go toward providing generators to our partner universities in Ukraine in response to the blackouts from which many are suffering.


Contribute and Help us Help Others

The Foundation welcomes contributions to the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to assist eligible individuals. Contributions are processed by the CERGE-EI Foundation , a US 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Nadace CERGE-EI, a Czech non-profit organization, in the EU. Confirmations of donations for tax purposes can be issued, so EU residents may prefer to donate through the Nadace CERGE-EI by writing to



Eligibility (applicants must meet at least one of these criteria):



The nomination call is open on a rolling basis.




Grant Form


Please email with any questions.

Fiscal Responsibility and Cost-Effectiveness

The CERGE-EI Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donations made are fully tax-deductible in the U.S. Donors in the UK or EU who wish to donate through a UK or EU-affiliated entity should contact the Foundation directly for how to proceed.

All donated funds raised for the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund directly to recipients. The Foundation’s administrative costs are completely covered by the income-producing programs that it administers. IRS Forms 990 and audited financial statements are available in Financials


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