Donate to the Ukraine Academic Fellowship

Support visiting fellowships for Ukrainian academics to be hosted in Poland as part of the Te Herenga Waka/University of Warsaw partnership.

Like others in New Zealand and around the world, many members of our community have been deeply upset by the war in Ukraine, some of whom have asked what we could do to support our university peers in Ukraine.

Emeritus Professor Rob Rabel (currently based at the University of Warsaw on a visiting professorship) has launched a fundraising initiative, asking Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Warsaw to come together and support Ukrainian scholars who’ve been forced to flee their homes.

Together, our goal is to raise $25,0000 to help establish a Visiting Fellowship at the University of Warsaw. This will enable at least one displaced Ukrainian scholar to continue practising their critical craft and provide important refuge at such an uncertain time.

Please join us as we defend Ukraine’s right to higher education.

By direct credit

You can donate directly into our bank account:

Account Name: Victoria University of Wellington Foundation
Account Number: 06-0594-0044763-00
Bank: ANZ

Include your name and the project you are supporting in the reference section and email with your details, so we can acknowledge your gift and send a receipt.

By cheque

We are no longer able to accept cheques.

We can no longer bank foreign cheques except those in US dollars, Canadian dollars, Australian dollars, or British pounds. You can find out more on the ANZ website.

Giving from the UK, the US or Hong Kong

We have registered charities in the UK, US and Hong Kong, which means we can claim Gift Aid on your donation in the UK, or you can claim a tax deduction in the US and Hong Kong.