Our guest researchersPublished on 31.07.2023

Presentation of the guest researchers of the IFF: Mariia Kostiv

What is your research about?

I am currently a PhD student at the Research Institute of Private Law and Entrepreneurship, which is affiliated with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, located in Kyiv. My primary research revolves around the contractual regulation of grant aid provision and its significance in addressing the needs of civil society organizations and the state. Recently, I have had the opportunity to work at the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy, where I focused on studying the influence of marital law on the operations of civil society institutions. As I embark on my journey at the Institute for Federalism, my objective is to examine the impact of civil society institutions' activities in Ukraine's military sphere on the state's functions. Furthermore, I aim to explore to what extent these activities could serve as substitutes in certain contexts.

What is your background?

I hold both an MA and a BA degree in Law from the Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy. Currently, I am in the final year of my PhD program at the Research Institute of Private Law and Entrepreneurship in Kyiv, Ukraine. Prior to my academic pursuits, I served as a civil servant at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, specifically at the Directorate for Strategic Planning and European Integration in Kyiv. In this role, I was responsible for coordinating the activities of international donors in the implementation of international technical assistance projects.