The UCI Scholars at Risk program is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to help academics, lawyers, artists, and other civil society actors to flee Ukraine.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 by June 1 and work on matching funding from various other sources.
Please make your gift today to support this crucial initiative. Your gift will go towards paying for transportation out of Ukraine or from a third country to the U.S., visa-related costs, salary, health insurance, and basic living expenses, so that our colleagues may enrich our campus community and continue their education, research, and teaching in a safe environment. When we reach this goal, with additional matching funds, we will be able to sponsor two or three Ukrainian colleagues and their families at UCI.
We are working with the Scholars at Risk program (https://www.scholarsatrisk.org) and the IIE Scholar Rescue Fund (https://www.scholarrescuefund.org/), two international networks organized to support academic freedom, to respond to this crisis. We will update this page with information about the individuals we are sponsoring as that information becomes available.
Please make your gift today – and please share this campaign on social media as widely as possible to spread awareness and raise additional support. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine. Let us hope for safety and welfare to those in harm’s way.
Thank you for your consideration and support.