The EATLP-IBFD-IFA funding initiative in favour of the Ukrainian tax law community affected by the war

March 14, 2022
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EATLP, IBFD and IFA join forces in support of the Ukrainian tax community with the funding of research scholarships in European and/or international tax law.


Applications for research scholarships

As a concrete gesture of solidarity towards Ukrainian tax colleagues, EATLP, IBFD and IFA, acting as funding institutions, are hereby offering individual grants of up to EUR 3000 per month. The grants will fund research projects of up to one year, and the total amount of each grant will depend on the length of the research project. The research projects will be conducted under the guidance of EATLP, IBFD and IFA on topics of European and/or international tax law (also related to future initiatives of the funding institutions), either at IBFD (Amsterdam) or at a European university (including in Ukraine) indicated by the candidates prior to the conclusion of a dedicated agreement.

Eligibility for the research grants is open to tax colleagues (PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, professors of tax law or any other member of the tax community pursuing academic research, including practitioners, judges and tax officials) whose careers have been disrupted by the war in Ukraine.

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2022. For particularly promising applications, the funding institutions may also approve one or more grants before that date.

Applications should be sent, with a brief résumé, motivational letter (including objectives and brief outline of the proposed research) and contact details, via email to Yolanda Arbon at or

The funding institutions may post further calls if more financial resources become available.

Call for third-party funding

As an expression of solidarity towards the Ukrainian tax community, EATLP, IBFD and IFA are coordinating a funding scheme for the members of that community (doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, professors and other academics, practitioners, judges and tax officials) whose activities have been disrupted by the war in Ukraine.

We welcome synergies with further funding entities (e.g. tax and law firms, companies, individuals, public organizations, international organizations, charities, funds, etc.) that may be interested in contributing to support this joint initiative of EATLP, IBFD and IFA for Ukraine.

Interested parties may obtain further information upon request by contacting Yolanda Arbon at or


The information is also available in Ukrainian and can be found here.