About the Fund

Ivan Franko International Fund was created in June 2015. International Fund is a non-governmental charitable organization.

The Fund aims to support the development of Ukrainian studies and social and humanitarian sciences, promotion and popularization of scientific and creative heritage of Ivan Franko.

The primary and the main objective of the Fund is establishment and implementation of Ivan Franko International Prize and promotion of its international recognition. International Prize will be awarded in two nominations: “for significant contribution to the development of Ukrainian studies”, “for significant contribution to the development of social and humanitarian sciences”.

Roland Franko, the grandson of Ivan Franko, is the initiator of creation of the Fund.

Composition of the Fund Management:

  1. Roland Franko, Chairman of the Board, candidate of Technical Sciences, diplomat (Kyiv, Ukraine);

  2. Ihor Kurus, Director of the Foundation;

  3. Alois Woldan, Dr.Hab, Professor, Director of the Institute of Slavic Studies  of the University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria);

  4. Roman Mnykh, Dr.Hab, Professor, Director of the Institute of Neolinguistics of Natural Humanities University in Siedlce  (Siedlce, Republic of Poland);

  5.  Volodymyr Buhrov, Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, professor, vice-rector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine);

  6. Volodymyr Antofiichuk, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Chernivtsi, Ukraine);

  7. Borys Bunchuk, Doctor of Philology, Professor of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Chernivtsi, Ukraine);

  8. Yaroslav Harasym, Doctor of Philology, Professor, vice-rector of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Lviv, Ukraine);

  9. Mykhailo Shalata, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Professor of Drohobych State Pedagogical University of Name I.Frankо (Drohobych, Ukraine);

  10. Tamara Smovzhenko, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Rector of the University of Banking of National Bank of Ukraine, Head of the Lviv Society in Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukrnaine);

  11. Michael Moser, а linguistics professor of the Institute of Slavic Studies of the University of Vienna, professor of Ukrainian Free University in Munich and PázmányPéter Catholic University in Budapest and Piliscsaba (Vienna, Austria);

  12. Myroslav Sopoliga, an ethnographer, cultural figure, doctor of sciences, ex-director of the Museum of Ukrainian Culture (Svydnik, Slovakia).

 

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