The academic year runs from September through June and the second semester begins in February. A few institutions, most notably the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the National University of Ostroh Academy and the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University in Mykolayiv, are on the trimester system which begins in September and ends in June (the second trimester begins in mid-January).
Applications are welcome in all fields, including the arts, technology and natural sciences. Preference will be given to projects in the humanities and social sciences, especially projects that assist in building civil society or educational, economic, political and legal reform in Ukraine, as well as subjects related to the United States. Affiliations are possible with a variety of academic institutions, including older, more established state universities and newer private and public institutions. Opportunities exist for collaboration with public officials, government agencies and NGOs.
Although placements in Kyiv and Lviv are possible, the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science and the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv encourage scholars to consider placements in other cities, such as Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kropyvnytsky, Lutsk,Poltava, Mykolayiv, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Kamianets-Podilsky, Uzhhorod, and others. Placements in Crimea and the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts are not possible at this time. Placements in other regions of Ukraine may be restricted due to security considerations; please consult with the Kyiv Fulbright Office well in advance. Double affiliations may also be possible. Classes are taught in English. Support for translators can be provided if necessary. For scholars travelling with children, International English language schools (pre-K-12) are located in Kyiv only. However, Ukrainian schools with English language instruction are available in most major cities.
Scholars who were born in independent Ukraine (post-1991) and who are now naturalized U.S. citizens and have entered the United States on post-1991 passports of independent Ukraine will be required to show proof that they have formally renounced their Ukrainian citizenship. Otherwise, they will not be issued a Ukrainian visa, as the Ukrainian government will still consider them Ukrainian citizens. Scholars who left Ukraine and entered the U.S. before 1991 on passports issued by Soviet Ukraine will not have a problem receiving a Ukrainian visa and they will not be required to renounce their former citizenship, as they have never held citizenship in independent Ukraine. However, if Scholars have entered the United States after 1991 on a valid passport issued by Soviet Ukraine, the Ukrainian government will still consider them to be Ukrainian citizens, as all valid Soviet Ukraine passports automatically became valid Ukrainian passports after independent Ukraine came into being.
The procedure to renounce Ukrainian citizenship can take up to a year and requires the signature of the President of Ukraine. Those who begin the process and can show official documentation that they have started the process can be issued a visa. For more information, please contact an official at the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States or Senior Consular official at your designated Consulate-General office to confirm the proper procedure to acquire a visa.
If Scholars cannot present the appropriate documentation to verify the renunciation of Ukrainian citizenship, they will be denied a Ukrainian visa and will not be able to participate in the Fulbright Program in Ukraine.
For additional information, please contact Veronica Aleksanych, Fulbright Program Officer at the IIE/Kyiv Office in Ukraine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.