The Kyiv School of Economics, with the support of international philanthropists, has created the Talents for Ukraine program to support a new generation of leaders who can think outside the box, are talented and unconventional, and act brightly and non-trivially. The Ukraine of the future is impossible without the development of creative potential. Our goal is to help talents grow and develop here.
Talented, charismatic, and enthusiastic people are the basis for our country’s reconstruction and further development. Right now, we want to help everyone to reach their full potential!
The program budget is USD 1,000,000. We offer each winner USD 5,000 for support and reserve the right to individually determine the amount of support.
We are looking for people who are already influencing or will soon be able to influence the development of Ukraine or the world. If you want to change the world around you and act in a talented and innovative way, we await your application to participate in the Talents for Ukraine program!
- are full of creative energy
- are curious and inventive
- have a unique and innovative perspective
- are working to achieve a big dream or idea
- know how to achieve results
How does it work?
Submit an application
Click the “Apply” button, fill in all the required fields, and wait for the KSE Foundation team to contact you.
Applications are accepted until we exhaust the entire budget of the Talents for Ukraine program
Review of applications by the jury
All applications are carefully reviewed by expert jury members. At each stage, we select the best applications and choose the winners. Each stage lasts from one to three weeks.
We will let you know the result. Our team will contact the winners to discuss the details.
Announcement of winners
You can find out about the new winners of each stage of the competition in the Winners section of the KSE Foundation website and from our other official sources.
- The first is creative energy: you can't sit still; you are looking for and finding ways to realize your creative potential.
- The second is curiosity and ingenuity: You think independently and creatively about where you are best at.
- The third is uniqueness and creativity: You are working on something that no one else is doing and choosing non-standard solutions.
- The fourth is a goal or a big idea: You dream of changing Ukraine or even the whole world for the better.
- The fifth is achieving results: You have a history of victories and defeats and continue striving for success.
Olena is a radiobiologist, a specialist in radiation safety research, who sees great prospects in using the conditions of the Chernobyl NPP for space research, in particular, the unique conditions of neutron irradiation.
Nana VoitenkoUkrainian neurobiologist, electrophysiologist, pain researcher
Nana is a Ukrainian neuroscientist, electrophysiologist and pain researcher. For 20 years at the Bogomolets National Medical University Nana studied the molecular mechanisms of chronic pain of various origins, including the influence of the immune system on it. For the first time, the scientist found out which nerve cells are involved in the process of encoding a pain signal and which molecular mechanisms are involved in the generation of long-term pain. The winner dreams of creating a Western-style medical university in Ukraine and introducing personalized genetic therapy into medical practice. This, among other things, will allow us to overcome spontaneous pain in diabetes.
Mykyta YelanskyiSpecialist in artificial intelligence
Mykyta is an international specialist in artificial intelligence and biotechnology. Nikita is developing an automatic system for recharging and equipping the cloud of “Vulyk” drones, which will be able to continuously operate a large number of UAVs in the air.
Volodymyr ZhdanovPublic activist, owner of a family farm in the Kherson region
Volodymyr grows loofah, a liana from which he produces natural and environmentally friendly bath sponges and dishwashing sponges, which even got him into the Ukrainian Guinness Book of Records.