2009-2010, the competition was suspened due to the luck of funding. Nevertheless, the Program hosted two visiting scholars who were able to secure their own funding:
Jakob Hedenskog, Deputy Research Director at the Swedish Defence Research Agency , is Visiting Fellow at the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine from September 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010. He will be conducting research on Ukraine's defence and security sector reforms, its relations with Russia and the situation around Crimea and the Black Sea region. His stay is supported by the Swedish Defence Research Agency.
Myroslava Bilak, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the International Solomon University in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Petro Jacyk Program Visiting Scholar will spend October-November 2009 at CERES. Myroslava is researching a book on national identity, institutional development and constitutional legitimacy in Ukraine; she is particularly interested in whether the values underlying the Constitution of Ukraine can operate as a social contract between citizens, or whether the Constitution is fated to remain an instrument promoting the interests of Ukraine's political elites.