IDM/DRC Ukraine Fellowships

The Russian invasion on Ukraine had devastating consequences for the higher education. The IDM together with the Danube Rectors’ Conference (DRC) decided to grant two Ukrainian students or early-career researchers a fellowship.


The fellowship gives the recipient the possibility to complete research on their MA or PhD thesis. If necessary, IDM/DRC supports the fellow in finding a supervisor. The fellowship holder also has the opportunity to gain insights into the work of IDM as a non-university research institute.

The IDM therefore provides a workplace and invites the student to participate in the activities of the Institute as well as to contribute to the work of IDM team members.


The first fellow is Olga Kyrychenko who is a PhD student at Odesa Mechnikov National University in the Department of International Economic Relations. Prior to that Olga graduated from the Odesa State Ecological University (Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection). From 2007 until 2021 she had worked as Managing Production Coordinator at Shipmodelling Centre “Albatros” ltd . Olga was born in Odesa. She is married and has a 5-year-old son.


Our second fellow is Anastasiya Lendel, a student at the Uzhhorod National University. She is also studying International Business at the University of Ljubljana. Anastasiya is fluent in 4 languages, loves writing poems and has 14-year experience of professional dancing.