With the aim to enhance the strength and visibility of Ukraine’s biotech sector, the US-Ukraine Foundation Biotech Initiative will provide grants for Ukrainian biotech researchers, professors and students to attend online events (conferences, trade shows, workshops, courses, etc.) that contribute to their professional growth, enhance their and Ukraine's reputation in their respective field, encourage scientific collaboration and technology commercialization.

Recipients will be selected on a competitive basis by a review committee in the US.

Grant applications will be accepted in cycles until funds have been fully allocated.

Grants will be paid in the form of registration directly to the event organizers.

Current cycle application deadline: November 30, 2020
Notification of award: December 2020

Eligibility: Citizens of Ukraine currently residing in Ukraine are eligible to apply

How to Apply 

Email the following documents to: biotech [@]

  • completed application - download here
  • CV in English (as a pdf)

Subject: Virtual Travel Grant Application


Your Last Name-USUF-Virtual-Travel-Grant-Application (e.g. "Shevchenko-USUF-Virtual-Travel-Grant-Application")

Your Last Name-CV 2020 (e.g. Shevchenko-CV 2020)

*If the registration deadline for your event falls before or shortly after the application deadline, please indicate so in your submission email.

Visit this page for a growing list of virtual events 


Virtual Travel Grant recipients

2020 Travel Grant recipients:

  • Rostyslav Blume - Internship at University of Nebraska-Lincoln / Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Viktoriia Havryliak - World Biotechnology Congress 2020 /  Barcelona, Spain
  • Oleh Lushchak - Mechanisms of Aging Meeting (virtual) & lab visits / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY & Boston, MA, USA
  • Yuliia Motrenko - Internship at Harvard Medical School / Boston, MA, USA
  • Serhii Pankivskyi - Genome Organization & Nuclear Function Meeting (virtual) / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA / Read more
  • Oksana Piven - Genome Engineering: CRISPR Frontiers (virtual) / Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA / Read more
  • Anna Shayakhmetova - 3rd World Congress on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology / Singapore
  • Vasyl Syrvatka - 29th Rare Earth Research Conference / Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Olha Yaroshko - Plant Genome Stability and Change 2020 / Leiden, Netherlands
  • Marichka Zlatohurska - Viruses of Microbes 2020 / Guimaraes, Portugal

2019 Travel Grant recipients:

2018 Travel Grant recipients: