Science and Research

As of January 1, 2023, Mgr. Ľubica Korcanová joined the Department of Project Support (DPS). From February 2023 she will lead the agenda of GAČRs, Ministry of Health – AZV, Junior and IGA grants.

Submission of partial and final reports of the following providers in January 2023 will be in charge of Ing. Tea Pokorná and Ing. Veronika Sokolová (IGA).

Please, meet the following deadlines in January 2023:

The Czech Science Foundation (GACR) – Department of Project Support (DPS)/Ing. Tea Pokorná ( Lubica Korcanová (

  • January 17, 2023 deadline for submitting partial reports (faculty deadline January 11, 2023)
  • Januray 31, 2023 deadline for submitting final reports (faculty deadline January 25, 2023)

AZV – DPS/Ing. Tea Pokorná ( Lubica Korcanová (

  • Januray 20, 2023 (12:00) deadline for partial reports for 2022 (faculty deadline January 17, 2023)
  • Januray 31, 2023 (12:00) deadline for final reports for projects finishing in 2022 (faculty deadline January 25, 2023)

Junior projects UPOL – DPS/Ing. Tea Pokorná ( Lubica Korcanová (

  • January 31, 2023 deadline for final reports for projects finishing in 2022 (faculty deadline January 26, 2023)

IGA – Department of Science and Research (DSR) – Ing. Veronika Sokolová (

  • January 15, 2023 deadline for submitting final reports for 2022 (faculty deadline January 12, 2023)
  • January 16, 2023 deadline for submitting IGA project proposals for 2023 (faculty deadline January 13, 2023)

MEYS – Announcement of the public tender in the INTER-EXCELLENCE II program, IN-INTERCOST-LUC12 SUBPROGRAM

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) has announced a public tender in research, development and innovation LUC23 in the program I-E II, sub-program INTER-COST. The intention of LUC23 is to select research projects linked to the COST events of the international COST program, in the category of basic research, industrial research and experimental development, focusing on all scientific areas. The duration of supported projects must be at least 20 months and, at the same time, must not exceed the duration of the relevant COST event. Projects can be solved until December 31, 2026 at the latest. The period, in which it is possible to submit project proposals, begins on December 15, 2022 and ends on February 6, 2023 (faculty deadline: February 1, 2023). More information can be found on the DPS Projects website (in Czech), or contact Ing. Tea Pokorná (


For expiring projects (until the end of 2022), please submit the FR within 14 days of the opposition procedure, but no later than January 30, 2023. FRs must be sent to the MEYS no later than January 30, 2023 – arranged by Ing. Tea Pokorná (

For ongoing projects in the 3rd and 4th year of the solution (e.g. LTC20xxx, LTI20xxx, LTT19xxx, LTT20,) please fill in the form: SI-EXCELLENCE Program Summary Statement for 2022.xlsx (26,79 kB)

Required documents of final report (FR) for LTxxx projects:

  • completed FR form.doc
  • record of the opposition proceedings
  • affidavits of the members of the opposition proceedings
  • opponent reviews
  • statement of recognized costs for the calendar year 2022 and for the entire period of the project solution (analytical report from the accounting office)
  • a statement of approval from the MEYS in the event that partial changes were made during the year, which in total exceeded an amount equal to 10% of the support provided in the given year
  • attachments at your discretion (e.g. a copy of the power of attorney to sign the title page)

The cover page of the final report must be signed by the statutory representative.

MEYS – refunds of research and development project grants in 2022 (INTER-EXCELLENCE, MOBILITY – LT, 8J programmes)

The amount of refunds for projects of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) LT and 8J report to Ing. Tea Pokorná (, who will prepare the documents for you and send a notice to the MEYS.

Contracts and project documents

The Department of Project Support (DPS, 3905) requests all researchers, co-researchers, project managers and other workers involved in projects to handle all agenda items (e.g. signatures of contracts, addenda, monitoring reports, final reports, etc.) exclusively through DPS. In case of doubt, contact the relevant DPS employee.

Commenting on contracts and amendments by the UP Legal Department

Based on the agreement between the Project Service (PS UP) and the Legal Department (LD UP) regarding the processing of project contracts and amendments, Mgr. Gabriela Pokorná (PS UP) will also be commenting on contracts. LD UP will continue to fully provide professional legal consultations, assistance in the interpretation of disputed matters, etc.

TA CR – Important dates in 2023

The deadline for submitting Interim Reports is always January 30 of the year following the year for which you are reporting. The deadline for submitting Final Reports is 30 days after the end of the project. Information on submitting the Interim/Final Report can be found in the Instructions for submitting the Interim and Final Report of the project, which is available on the ISTA home page.

  • Interim reports for 2022 must be submitted: by January 30, 2023.
  • Final report: no later than 30 calendar days from the date of completion of the project.
  • Reports on the implementation of results: by July 31, 2023.

Applies to all programs (except the Beta program). Reports are processed in the ISTA system. After the report is processed, a protocol is generated, which is sent to the TA CR via data box. Reports will be sent via the UPOL data box. In order to send everything properly and on time, please send the documents to from your side no later than one day before the TA CR deadline.

TA CR – VAT ineligible expense in NRP

We would like to inform all researchers that within the framework of programs (co-)financed from the National Recovery Plan (NRP) VAT is an ineligible expense.

Apply for the Rudolf Lukeš Prize 2023

Applications for the Rudolf Lukeš Prize, awarded by the Czech Chemical Society, in cooperation with the Experientia Foundation, can be submitted by scientists of any age currently working at one of the Czech scientific institutions. Applicants must submit a collection of work completed over the past five years in the field of organic, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry. The deadline for applications is March 31, 2023. Successful applicant receives personal award in the amount of 100,000 CZK (approximately 4000 USD). More information here.

International and Non-university Affairs

2023 Barrande Fellowship Programme

The French Institute in Prague, the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT) announce the launch of the Barrande Fellowship Programme for 2023, the exchange mobility programme for Ph.D. students between the Czech Republic and France. The programme offers scholarships to support short research stays and studies under dual supervision (cotutelles). The application deadline is February 12, 2023. More information and registration can be found on this website.

Academic Senate

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on February 1, 2023 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 on the senate website (in Czech).

Study Affairs

Student evaluation of the winter semester

Rate the currently ending semester in the student evaluations! You can vote from anywhere using an interactive online form. Evaluations are anonymous, so feel free to express your praise or constructive comments until February 13, 2023.

Registration of courses for summer semester 2022/2023

Registration of courses for the summer semester of the academic year 2022/2023 for Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral study programmes for students of the Faculty of Science takes place from January 17 to February 20, 2023. Go to Portal – STAG – My study – Pre-registration. Detailed schedule here.


A bibliobox for returning books is now available on the premises of the Faculty of Science in Olomouc-Holice. It is located in building 27a (the first building to the left of the old gatehouse) – next to the vending machines for food and drinks. Books are collected every working day. You can return all books from the UP Library, regardless of which faculty library it comes from.

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.

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).

Via Chimica Prize

The Experientia Foundation in cooperation with the Learned Society of the Czech Republic is launching the second year of the Via Chimica competition for young talents in the field on chemistry. The competition for 50,000 CZK is open to students of Czech universities in Bachelor's or Master's studies with their original student work. Applications are open until February 15.

Organization and Maintenance

Alarm test and statutory review

The Building Management informs that on January 16 – 20, 2023, a legal review and check of the operability of the EFS (electronic fire system) system will take place, including a review and tests of the evacuation radio (music/sound will be played from the speakers).

The test of the alarm and all connections will take place on Friday, i. e. January 20, 2023 from 14:10 (the elevators will not be functional, there will be an evacuation report, etc.).

The operability of all speakers, fire detectors, sensors, switches, etc. will be checked. The inspection will be carried out by the contracting company Merit, who will always be accompanied by an authorized Building Management employee. Please, ensure access to individual rooms in your departments. The administration worker will always inform you in advance that an inspection will take place at your workplace on the following day, or will arrange another date with you.


Open Day

On Saturday, January 14, 2023, Palacký University will host an Open Day from 9:00 to 14:00. The accompanying program includes tours of the dormitories and libraries, the possibility of lunch in the canteen or a workshop with VUP. More information can be found here. A special shuttle bus line will connect Olomouc's main railway station and the individual faculties (timetable and information here).

Lecture – The best practices and experience in countering foreign interference (CFI) in U. S. Academia

On Wednesday, January 18, from 10:00, the Faculty of Law is holding a lecture entitled The best practices and experience in countering foreign interference (CFI) in U.S. Academia. The guest American experts will talk about foreign threats to research in the academic sector and present experience and good practice in combating these threats.

Collection for the commemorative plaque of Josef Tillich

Josef Tillich taught physics at the Faculty of Science UP for more than 50 years, but at the same time he was very active in the field of visual arts, composed poems, was a promoter of a healthy lifestyle and a prominent yoga practitioner. He was an example and bearer of moral values that are gradually disappearing from today's world. Therefore, a collection was announced for the purchase of a dignified memorial in the form of a commemorative plaque, the shape of which will depend on the amount of donations that can be collected. His home faculty, where he spent practically his entire professional life, seems to be a suitable place for a memorial plaque.

Link to the collection. Queries may be addressed to Martin Štainer, tel. 777693055, email:


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, January 23, 2023.

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