Science and Research

UP Young Researcher Grant Competition

The Rector of Palacký University Olomouc announces the 4th UP Young Researcher Grant Competition.

The Young Researcher Grant Competition aims to support excellent research by young researchers and members of academic staff below the age of 37 when establishing new research teams and laboratories, as well as developing their independent research programme to support the preparation of a high-quality international project (e.g. within HORIZON EUROPE). Proposals must be submitted by 20 June 2023 till 12:00 a.m. Details can be found at this link.

MEYS – Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural Heritage and Global Change” (JPI CH) – Call 2023 – “Climate & Cultural Heritage (CCH) 2023 Collaborative Research Action (CRA)”

The aim of this call is to promote transdisciplinary and convergent approaches to research on cultural heritage and climate change, to foster collaboration between the research community in several regions, and to contribute to knowledge development and policy change at the global level. Applicants are invited to submit research proposals that address at least one of the three themes of the call:

  • The impact of climate change on cultural heritage;
  • Cultural heritage as a resource for climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Sustainable solutions for cultural heritage.

The full text of this call, including the list of participating countries, funding organisations, timeline, definition of key objectives, supported areas and expected impacts can be found here. Faculty deadline: 4 September 2023. More information can be found on the DPS website.

HORIZON EUROPE – MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (European/Global)

Under the Marie Curie-Skłodowska Actions of the Horizon Europe programme, the European Commission funds research and innovation projects to support the careers of top researchers through mobility and innovative postdoctoral training. The aim is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of PhD researchers who want to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility.

The call for MSCA PF 2023 applications will be open: April 12, 2023 – September 13, 2023.

  • 2 types of MSCA: European Fellowship (EU countries + associated countries, 12-24 months) and Global Fellowship (12-24 months + 12 months return part in EU + associated countries)
  • PF conditions: min. Ph.D., you can apply max. 8 years after Ph.D. defense (extended by maternity leave)
  • Funding: from HE (project evaluation above 93%), from ERA Fellowships (above 91% of project evaluation), from OP JAK – MSCA (70-90% of project evaluation; 5% co-financing from the department)

In case of interest, please, contact Ing. Tea Pokorná (

International and Non-university Affairs

Preparation and reporting of mobilities

All students going on study stays and internships abroad must inform the international section of the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Science UP about their intention to go and the beginning and end of their trip. We also ask all lecturers, who intend to go abroad within the Erasmus+ programme, to contact the international section of the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Science first

Information about foreign students who will come for an internship and about foreign experts who will come as part of Erasmus+ must be sent to the international office in advance by the department to which they are to come.

Contact: Dana Gronychová (

Academic Senate

UP Academic Senate elections results

The university academic community elected new members of the UP Academic Senate in the May elections. Their term of office will begin on 15 September 2023 and will end on 15 May 2026. The Faculty of Science will be represented by doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D. and doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D., and for students Bc. Jan Stehlík. More information here (in Czech).

Meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on 17 May 2023 at 13:00 in the meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials as well as the link to the stream will be available on the senate website (in Czech).

Study Affairs

Present your research in the FameLab competition

Do you want to become a star of the scientific sky and shine in one of the oldest international scientific competitions? Make a three-minute video presenting your research and enter the FameLab stand-up science competition by 31 May. You will bring your work closer to the public, improve your presentation skills, meet other scientists and you might just win.

Closure of the Student Affairs Office

On 18 May the Student Affairs Office will be closed.

Foreign prospective students

The first round of admissions for English study programmes has ended on 30 April. Currently, the only open application is for the Bachelor study programme Petroleum Engineering, which ends at the end of June. In the second round of admissions, which will be from 1 June to 15 August, only the Doctoral study programmes will be available.

The general information can be found at this website. At the beginning of June, a detailed application guide will be available on this website.

Foreign PhD students

The foreign doctoral students agenda is now completely in charge of Mrs. Waleria Słowiková ( from the international section of the Study Affairs Office. Other English study programmes (Bachelor and Master) as well as foreign internships and mobilities (i.a. within the Erasmus+) fall within the competence of Mrs. Dana Gronychová (

State doctoral examination and dissertation defense

When submitting your dissertation or application for the state doctoral examination, adhere to the requirements and deadlines listed on the website in the section for Doctoral Study. Keep in mind that it needs to be done at least 3 months in advance.

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.


Olomouc Museum Night

The Olomouc Museum Night, which will take place on 19 May 2023, will make the collections of major museums, galleries, libraries and other cultural institutions accessible to the public. The Faculty of Science will also join in with its programme, which includes guided tours of the buildings, departments including laboratories, and access to the collections. Furthermore, the programme offers demonstrations of selected experiments or work with devices. Traditionally, it will also be possible to visit the viewing terraces. The detailed programme can be found on the website.

Moravian Beer Exhibition

Nearly thirty breweries from Moravia, Silesia and abroad, including the Experimental Microbrewery of Palacký University Olomouc, will take part in the third edition of the Moravian Beer Exhibition, which will take place on 19 and 20 May 2023 at the Flora Olomouc Exhibition Centre. Visitors can expect a wide range of quality beers, festival specials, lectures, discussions and a tasting competition.

Science Fair

Already on 16 June 2023, pupils and students can discover the world around us through fun interactive experiments, competitions and presentations. The Science Fair at the Faculty of Science will offer a number of stands with an attractive programme from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Details will be updated on the website (in Czech).

Palacký University 450 years

On the website of the 450th anniversary of Palacký University can be found an overview of the nearest events related to the celebrations.

Faculty of Science – important dates

19 May Olomouc Museum Night
1 June Children's Day
16 June Science Fair
9 September European Heritage Days
6 October Researcher's Night


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, 29 May 2023.

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