Science and Research

CES – Central Contract Register

We would like to remind all solvers of ongoing and new projects that from June 1, 2022, the CES system is updated in connection with the new standards. All the so-called “košilky” are now filled in directly in the Portal. Please, note that the "košilka" for the contract and the addendum is different (see the ‘Contracts’ tile). At III. The statement of the departments concerned you must also enter 3900 – Dean's Office – doc. Kubala (for the purpose of approving the "košilka" including signature).

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)


  • TA CR – SIGMA Programme: Announcement of the 1st public tender – sub-goal 3 (faculty deadline: December 7, 2022)
  • TA CR – CHIST-ERA Call 2022: the ICT call is open (faculty deadline: January 26, 2023)

In preparation:

  • TA CR – TREND Programme: 9th public tender, subprogram 2 – „Newcomers“ (announcement: November 23, 2022)

Queries may be addressed to Mgr. Silvie Šavrňáková ( For more information follow the provider’s or faculty websites.

MEYS – MSTC Danube program

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) has announced a call for applications for grants for the implementation of research, development and innovation projects in the Program for financing projects of multilateral scientific and technical cooperation in the Danube region (MSTC Danube program), with a solution period of 2023-2025. Support is intended to establish contacts and develop cooperation between institutions operating in the field of research, development and innovation in partner countries, in the form of supporting the mobility of researchers working together to solve an international research project on a multilateral basis (min. 3 participants; in a specific project there is always one partner from one country). Together with the Czech Republic the following countries are participating in the 3rd challenge: Bulgaria, Montenegro, France, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria. Simultaneously with the 8X23 call in the Czech Republic, the relevant providers in all other countries of the MSTC Danube program carry out an analogous selection. Foreign partners of the Czech applicant participate in the selection of the project in the respective countries, according to the rules of the individual providers. The deadline for submitting grant applications ends on January 16, 2023. Faculty deadline is on January 9, 2023.

Full text of the 8X23 call: CALL 8X23 TEXT.pdf (227,73 kB)

Attachments of the 8X23 call:

Attachment I. Call 8X23 - 3rd Call MSTC Danube (text of the call).pdf (432,19 kB)

Attachment II. Call 8X23 - Call 8X23 REQUEST form.docx (102,56 kB)

Program for financing of multilateral scientific and technical cooperation in the Danube region (updated wording): Program_MSTC Danube_v_2022.pdf (839,71 kB).

Study affairs

Student grant competition (IGA)

The Rector of Palacký University in Olomouc announces the 14th year of the student grant competition (IGA). The aim of the competition is to support projects implemented by students of Doctoral or Master’s degree programs financed by funds for specific university research. The student project solver can be a student of doctoral study program at UP, or an academic employee of UP. Each solver can submit only 1 project to the competition.

The research team can consist of a maximum of 50 people. As part of the 14th year of the competition, it is not possible to apply for investment funds. Applications are only submitted electronically, through the UP OBD portal. The deadline for submitting applications is until 16:00 on January 16, 2023. The conditions of competitions of individual faculties are available in the attached file (in Czech).

Scholarships at the end of the year 2022

Scholarship applications, which have to be reimbursed in 2022, must be submitted by November 30, 2022. Applications submitted in December will be settled on January 10, and therefore already in 2023.

Plans of study for academic year 2022/2023

The lists of courses (plans of study) for the academic year 2022/2023 can be found on the faculty websites.

Online confirmation of study

You can print your confirmation of study online directly from your Portal.

Winter English course

As every year, Department of Foreign Languages organizes the winter English course for all doctoral students, this time on January 9 – 12, 2023. More information can be found on the website. Potential applicants can apply at

Student community garden – Václavka

The student community garden is located in the atrium of the Bedřich Václavek dormitory and students can use it for relax or picking herbs or vegetables. The Sustainable Palacký Association, which manages Václavka, received a ‘Million for Olomouc’ grant for its improvement. Over the course of the year, the garden underwent significant changes, which can now be used by university students. This includes, for example, a new composter or repaired and painted tables and benches. But the main news awaits students in the spring. Members of the association have built new raised beds in the garden, which from spring can be used by those interested in growing their own crops directly in the dormitory. The soil has also been replaced on the existing beds, so there will be plenty of space and quality soil. With the arrival of spring, the association will offer places for cultivation through reservations on its social networks. Thanks to the successful project, Václavka has become a more welcoming place for relaxation, study, meetings or garden parties. The next event organized by the Sustainable Palacký Association will be the traditional drinking of the punch, which will take place on December 7, 2022 from 16:00. The Sustainable Palacký Association hereby cordially invites all students to visit Václavka and the Advent meeting!

UP Crowd

The student association UP Crowd is planning a "Students' party, powered by science" at the 15 Minutes club this evening from 20:00. In addition to friendly chats and dancing, you can look forward to scientific drinks, fancy dress and fun experiments. More information here. Furthermore, the association plans lectures at the Ostrava Lecture Night, BRNOci and Fénixcon in Brno. Come and learn something new!

Academic Senate

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on November 30, 2022 at 13:00 in the big meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials as well as the link to the stream will be available at the given time of the meeting on the senate website (in Czech).

Organization and Maintenance

File service – operation during POSPOS

On December 13, 2022, the File service at the Envelopa campus will be open from 9:00 to 10:00, and in Holice campus from 10:00 to 11:00. Outbound mail will be collected by 11:00.

File service – end of the year operation

On December 22, 2022, the file service at Envelopa will be open from 9:00 to 10:00, and in Holice from 10:30 to 11:30. Regular and registered mail will be last picked up from the mailboxes at Envelopa at 11:45 and at Holice at 11:15. Mail delivered after this deadline will not be sent until January 2, 2023.

Faculty operation before the end of the year

The main building (Envelopa) and the buildings in the Holice campus will be closed from December 23, 2022 to January 1, 2023. The buildings will be guarded by an external security service. Report any accidents and defects to the service staff, who will then pass them on to the building management emergency service.

The VLD building (17. listopadu 50) and the SLO building (17. listopadu 50a) will be closed from December 23, 2022 to January 1, 2023. During this period, entry will only be allowed on employee cards.

Human Resources and Payroll Department

The faculty’s Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Department notifies that the following documents must be submitted no later than on Friday, December 9, 2022.

To the HR department (Mrs. Veronika Caletková, Mgr. Veronika Vašková), please, submit:

  • proposals for concluding an employment relationship (employment contract) effective from January 1, 2023
  • proposals for changes in job and salary classification effective from January 1, 2023 (exceptions may be proposals for employees for whom participation in a project is planned, for which a decision on the allocation of a subsidy is expected to be received later)
  • applications for extensions of employment contracts ending in December this year
  • ACJ (DPP) and APW (DPČ) effective from January 1, 2023.

To the payroll department (Mrs. Libuše Pěčková, Mrs. Ivona Kristková), please, submit:

  • leaves (entered into SAP by the workplace), documents on support in caring for a family member
  • requests of employees for transfers of unused leave to the following year with the statement of the head of the workplace on the relevant form
  • proposals for the payment of extraordinary bonuses
  • statements for payment of ACJ (DPP) and APW (DPČ) for December 2022.

It is necessary to pay increased attention when entering the data, no check will be performed. In the event of an employee's illness or treatment of a family member after December 9, report the changes to the payroll accounting office immediately, but no later than December 31, 2022. Attendance should be printed only after the final inspection and closing of attendance at the payroll accounting office, i.e. on Monday, January 2, 2023.

Requests for the calculation of project payroll costs should be sent to both payroll accountants simultaneously via e-mail. Requests will be processed and submitted back for possible consideration of the latest adjustments no later than December 16. Additional salary adjustments within the projects will be possible until December 20, 2022.

The HR and Payroll Department will be open for employees until December 22, 2022, after the New Year from January 2, 2023. If personal consultation is not necessary, use internal mail to hand over documents to the department – box no. 6 on the 1st floor in the corridor behind the gatehouse. Thank you for respecting this guideline.

The tax returns will be signed by the employees with the assistance of the payroll accountants from January 10, 2023 on dates selected in the reservation system. Employees will receive detailed instructions in Czech and English at the beginning of December at the latest. The Financial Administration uses forms for tax return exclusively in the Czech language, foreign employees will have an English translation of the form available only for basic orientation. A personal consultation to sign the tax return in English will be provided by the Human Resources and Payroll Department within its own capacity.

Operation of the Economic Department

Please, deliver the tax documents for the advances and the final invoices for the advance invoices to the Economic Department immediately, but no later than Friday, December 16.

Cash documents, travel orders, payments on account, etc. deliver on an ongoing basis, but no later than December 16. After this date, proper posting in the calendar year 2022 can no longer be guaranteed. It is also necessary to settle all advances for travel orders executed in 2022.

Return the cash deposit to the Cashier by Friday, December 16.

Submit the documents for issuing invoices for the month of November (DUZP November) in electronic form by December 15, 2022. After this date, posting by November 2022 cannot be guaranteed.



All faculty staff, doctoral students and seniors of the faculty are cordially invited to the “Post-Semester Gathering” (= PosPos). We will say goodbye to the winter semester on Tuesday, December 13 at 12:00 in the main building of the Faculty of Science.

Christmas collection

Under the auspices of the Dean Martin Kubala the Faculty of Science organizes a Christmas collection called „Nature for the children from Klokánek“ (Příroda dětem z Klokánku). The proceeds are for children from the Olomouc’s Klokánek, a facility of the Endangered Children Fund. As in the previous year, you can contribute to the transparent account 2501674563/2010 from November 21 to December 16, 2022.

Klokánek is a project of the Endangered Children Fund, which aims to offer children temporary family care until they can return to their families or until the situation is resolved. In accordance with international and Czech legal standards, an endangered child is considered to be a child who is at risk of torture, abuse or neglect. Helping children at risk is a core activity of the Endangered Children Fund.

Open Day

An Open Day will take place on Friday, December 2 from 8:00 to 14:00. Dormitories, canteen, library, UPoint and the interactive science museum Fort Science will also be open. A special bus line will connect Olomouc's main railway station and individual faculties with a shuttle throughout. More information can be found on this website (in Czech).

Sale of poinsettias

The Palacký University Volunteering Centre in cooperation with the non-profit organization 'Šance Olomouc' offers the sale of poinsettias (in Czech the so-called Christmas stars) to support children with cancer. You can buy a poinsettia at the Faculty of Science on November 29, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00. The event takes place in various faculties, canteens and dormitories in the presence of two students/volunteers.

Movie – The Elephangelist

Every fifteen minutes, an elephant dies at the hands of man in the African wilderness. The rate of their extinction is so fast that soon there will be none left in the wild, mainly because of poachers. Zoologist Arthur Sniegon from Třinec, who founded the Save-Elephants organization twelve years ago, wants to prevent this. He tirelessly fights not only for the survival of elephants, but also for other endangered animals in Central Africa. Arthur's efforts in nature conservation are captured in the new short film The Elephangelist by young filmmakers Lukáš Hodis and Jakub Chlouba. They spent 14 days with the scientist in Africa and shot unique pictures from the life of a Czech activist in the field - you can watch the film here.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, December 5, 2022.

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