Science Community Urges Action to Support Ukrainian Scientists

APS joins scientific societies to offer recommendations to U.S. policymakers

The scientific community is urging the U.S. government to support those fleeing violence in Ukraine. The letter, addressed to ranking members of the U.S Congress, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of State, and President Biden, identifies actions the government can take to better assist the thousands of students, researchers, and their families fleeing the country because of the Russian invasion.

The groups urge the U.S. government to expand research grants and programs to allow Ukrainian students and researchers to establish themselves in the U.S. or another friendly third-party country, expedite refugee processing and travel documentation, and expand mechanisms for universities to quickly enroll and hire Ukrainian students and researchers. In addition, Congress is urged address any legislative barriers to these actions.  

In its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations, Congress recently allocated $13.6 billion in emergency aid to Ukraine, which includes humanitarian aid, funding for refugees, medical supplies, and food.  

Information on psychological science research related to war and conflict that has been published in an APS journal is available below:

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Grief and Trauma

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