Science and Research

Dean's Award for authors of prestigious scientific publications

The Dean of the Faculty of Science will award the authors and author groups of teaching and popular science texts, monographs and original scientific publications for 2023. Submitting the publication will be possible from 15 September 2023. The publication (publication set) is submitted by the author via a web form on the Portal. You can find the application form here (in Czech). If the publication is already listed in OBD, it is possible to use automatic data loading from OBD when filling it out. The printed and signed application must be delivered by internal mail to the Department of Science and Research of the UP Faculty of Science to Bc. Barbora Krudencová no later than 25 October 2023.

Submitted publications must meet the following conditions:

  • The scientific journal where the paper is published is in the 90th percentile and above in the given subject class according to the Web of Science.
  • The proposed scientist is an employee of the Faculty of Science with workload of minimum 50 %, and he/she presents the affiliation of the Faculty of Science as the main workplace.
  • The main or corresponding author of a given publication must be an employee of the Faculty of Science.
  • The publication was published in print in 2023. Papers published in 2022 can also be submitted if they were not entered in the competition in the previous year.

Rector’s Honorary Mention

This year authors of professional books from among university employees can also apply for the UP Rector's Honorary Mention. The competition is governed by the rules set out in UP Internal Standard No. R-B-20/18-ÚZ01. As in previous years, the Science and Research Departments of individual faculties accept proposals for the award. The deadline is on 30 September 2023.


MEYS has announced a call for proposals in the LUABA24 Bilateral Projects Czech Republic - Bavaria, Programme I-E II, sub-programme INTER-ACTION.

The aim of LUABA24 is to select joint applied research projects focusing on the following areas/sub-areas:

  1. Computer and Information Sciences
  2. Engineering and Technology, specialising in Materials Research, Nanotechnology
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Humanities and Arts.

The duration of the supported projects is set at 2.5 years.

The competition period for submission of project proposals (applicants' requests for targeted support) begins on 16 September 2023 and ends on 30 November 2023. Faculty deadline: 28 November 2023. Please deliver the green request form "košilka" + Brief project information by 24 November 2023 to Ing. Tea Pokorná ( Further information, including relevant links, can be found on the DPS website.


MEYS has announced a call for proposals in the LUAIZ24 Bilateral Projects Czech Republic – State of Israel, Programme I-E II, sub-programme INTER-ACTION.

The LUAIZ24 competition will accept proposals for joint Czech-Israeli projects in the industrial research category (Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 2-4)3 that will lead to technological applicability and development of new products, focusing on one of the following areas/sub-areas:

  1. Health and medicine - drug design and development
  2. Sustainability and environmental protection - climate change, clean energy, desert research, water
  3. Data science - applications of artificial intelligence.

The competition period for submission of project proposals (applications from applicants for special-purpose support) starts on 11 September 2023 and ends on 15 November 2023. Faculty deadline for submission: 13 November 2023. Please deliver the green request form "košilka" + Brief project information by 9 November 2023 to Ing. Tea Pokorná ( Further information, including relevant links, can be found on the DPS website.

Horizon Europe – Life Sciences – National Information Day

The aim of the event, organised by the Technology Centre Prague in cooperation with the Czech University of Life Sciences (ČZU), is to highlight new opportunities of the Horizon Europe programme. Speakers will focus on current challenges in the field of life sciences (in particular Cluster 6 – Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment), relevant European partnerships or opportunities offered by the programme to support broadening participation. A successful project coordinator will also share his/her experience. The language of the event will be English and it will take place on 24 October 2023 physically at ČZU. Registration: TECON | Form | Technology Centre Prague (

Horizon Europe – Lump Sum funding

Horizon Europe – Overview of partner exchanges for the 2024 calls

In September and October 2023, partner exchanges are held to establish contacts for projects prepared for the new Horizon Europe calls in 2024. Most of the calls in Clusters 1 to 6 have a deadline already in February to April 2024. The online exchanges are usually one-day events and are attended by hundreds of international organisations interested in collaborating on projects in a wide range of fields. Even after they are over, you can continue to register and arrange meetings with all registered participants. Some partner exchanges also take place physically or hybridly.

You register for the events for free, create a profile, and then schedule online meetings with other registered participants. You increase your chances of being contacted by other participants by filling out your profile in detail.

Exchanges usually also offer the opportunity to present your plan or idea to a selected call. These are called Pitch Sessions. You can present yourself live to potential partners and coordinators in 3-5 minutes.

Regiatration and exchange platforms:

Interreg Danube Region

The Danube Region Programme will be launching its second call for proposals on 2 October 2023, with the submission deadline on 29 February 2024.

Projects to be submitted to the DRP shall arise from a common need and challenge, addressing broader area of the Danube Region and shall not be limited to few, 3-4 countries, or represent a collection of local actions.

Applicants shall demonstrate that the common need / challenge identified is best to be tackled at transnational level instead of local / regional / cross-border approach and the project results are best achieved through transnational cooperation.

The programme covers 14 countries, 9 of them EU Member States. The partnership has to involve at least three financing project partners from three different countries of the programme area, with at least one partner from an EU Member State. However, the usual number of partners in DRP transnational projects is approx. 10-15 from 7-12 DRP countries.

Funding is provided only to project partners in the programme area at 80% of the total project budget. The estimated starting date of the projects is January 2025, with maximum 36 months project duration. Relevant documents and information about the programme will be available from October on the programme website.

The Czech Science Foundation (GA CR)

GA CR is launching a call for projects based on the Lead Agency evaluation principle with an expected start date in 2025. The call concerns projects funded in cooperation with the Polish National Science Centre (NCN) under the Weave initiative. In this call, the Polish NCN acts as Lead Agency, i.e. evaluates the project proposals scientifically, and the GA CR takes over the results of the evaluation process. The competition period started on 15 September 2023.

The Czech part of the application can be submitted until 22 December 2023 at the latest, i.e. 7 days after the official deadline set by the NCN Agency for Polish applicants on 15 December 2023.

In order to complete the administrative steps for submitting the project proposal, it is necessary to deliver by 18 December 2023 the following:

Project proposals to be submitted via databox send to, by 20 December 2023.

The affidavit/declaration of eligibility was sent on behalf of Palacký University Olomouc.

If you are interested in applying for a grant and related administrative support, please contact or tel. 4051.

Details about the call can be found here.

GA CR – Call for submitting Swiss-Czech projects

A signed Request for Consent to Submit a Project Proposal (green request form "košilka") and Brief project information must be submitted to DPS by 4 October 2023. More information on submitting project proposals here. Please send all required documents to Further information on this call can be found on the GAČR website.

TA ČR – THÉTA 2 Programme: 1st public competition (faculty deadline: 20 October 2023)

TA ČR – Biodiversity Partnership Call 2023: International call (faculty deadline: 3 November 2023)

TA ČR – Water4All Call 2023: 2nd international call within the European Water4All Partnership (faculty deadline: 6 November 2023)

TA ČR – Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Call 2023: International call open (faculty deadline: 14 November 2023)

TA ČR – TREND Programme: Announcement of the provisional parameters of the 11th public call, sub-programme 2  "Newcomers" (from 4 October 2023)

More information can be found on the DPS Projects website; in case of interest, please contact Mgr. Silvie Šavrňáková (

TA CR – Driving Urban Transitions (DUT): international call 2023 is open

The Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) Call 2023, an international call of the European Partnership, is aimed at supporting transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. Sigma sub-objective 4 – International cooperation (DC4). Faculty deadline: 14 November 2023.

International and non-university affairs

Scholarship - Germany

The Czech-Bavarian Higher Education Agency (BTHA) and the Bavarian Centre for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (BAYHOST) are offering annual scholarships for students and graduates from universities from the Czech Republic. The scholarship is intended to finance a follow-up Master's or Doctoral degree or a longer study stay at a Bavarian public university.

The scholarship is awarded for one academic year and can be extended a maximum of two times subsequently on application (for a total of three years). The scholarship is usually paid in 12 monthly instalments totalling € 11,208 per year (€ 934 per month). Applicants with at least one child can also apply for an increase of € 160 per month.

Deadline for applications for the 2024/25 academic year: 1 December 2023
Deadline for applications for scholarship extensions: 28 February 2024

Detailed information and instructions for the selection procedure:

APPLICANTS (1st time):


All documents in English can be found on the BAYHOST website.

Records of foreign guests

If you have international guests visiting your department, please enter their information in the Portal. This may affect the amount of funding the faculty receives to some extent.


  • click on "All Applications" in your Portal
  • click on the "Guest Admission" tile
  • press the "+New" button and fill out the newly opened form.

Fulbright Specialist special offer

Fulbright Specialist programme – extraordinary stay of an expert in the listed fields:
Climate Change
Cyber Security and IT
Disaster Response
DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access)
Media Literacy/Countering Disinformation
Public Administration
Public/Global Health (including Mental Health)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

The Czech Fulbright Commission has been given the opportunity to expand the programme by up to three projects, and these projects in the above-mentioned fields are fully funded by the US side, not by "traditional cost-share", in which the host pays for accommodation and meals. Stays must take place between January 2024/September 2025, with two deadlines, 30 September 2023 and 1 March 2024. More information and application details are available here.

Academic Senate

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on Wednesday, 27 September 2023 at 13:00 in the meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials are available on the senate website (in Czech).

Student Affairs

Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office is open for students only during the office hours.

Monday 9:00 – 11:00 13:30 – 14:30
Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 13:30 – 14:30
Wednesday CLOSED 13:30 – 14:30
Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 13:30 – 14:30

See the website. Please, do not enter the office out of office hours.

Study plans

The lists of courses (study plans) for the academic year 2023/2024 can be found on the respective website (Bachelor, Master, Doctoral).

Registration of courses in STAG

It is necessary to register for courses in STAG for the academic year 2023/2024 by 25 September 2023. See the Schedule of the Academic Year.

Online confirmation of study

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

Individual study plan of the doctoral students
Students in the first year of the doctoral study programmes have to submit their individual study plan by the end of September 2023 to their Student Affairs Officer. The plan has to be signed by the student, his/her supervisor and the chairman of the Subject-area Board. At the same time, students must enter the dissertation topic in STAG.

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.

Foreign PhD students

The foreign doctoral students agenda is now completely in charge of Mrs. Waleria Słowiková ( from the international section of the Student 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 (

Student Competitions

Hackathon 2023

Do you have interesting ideas and a desire to work on new projects? Join the three-day Hackathon, which is organized by the Department of Geoinformatics of the Faculty of Science, the Olomouc Region, the City of Olomouc and the Innovation Centre of the Olomouc Region from 20 to 22 October. Registration takes place via the website until 6 October. The winners of the competition will receive financial rewards, educational and mentoring vouchers and material prizes.

Werner von Siemens Award

The 26th year pf the Werner Siemens Award for students, scientists and teachers from the fields of technical and natural sciences has been announced. Applications can be submitted until 30 November 2023 at

The next edition of the competition will distribute one million Czech crowns in eight categories; in the best diploma and dissertation thesis category, along with the students, the financial reward will also be received by the thesis supervisor/s. The financial rewards distributed by Siemens over the past 25 years among the 450 winning students, scientists and teachers amounted to 15.3 million Czech crowns.


Applications for the next edition of the SHE STEM AWARD for female engineering students are open until 30 September 2023. Female students can apply by submitting their undergraduate theses completed between October 2022 and September 2023. The winner will receive expert advice, make valuable contacts and also have the opportunity to present her work at the WE Local Conference 2024. More information here.

Organization and Maintenance

Parking system of the building 17. listopadu 12 – Envelopa

All employees with access to underground garages should always state the licence plate number of all vehicles they use for parking. If the employee uses an access card but does not have the car's license plate number registered in the system, the vehicle counting on the board at the garage entrance will not be functional.

Please follow these rules:

  • For entry/exit it is necessary to approach the garage gate slowly (ideally 10 km/h and through the middle).
  • It is necessary to follow the Rules of Operation of the underground parking garage of the Faculty of Science PrF-B-18/10

Parking area at the Public Prosecutor's Office/gravel car park

  • Use an employee card for entry/exit.
  • Access will be set only for employees of SLO, VLD and Envelopa buildings (employees with access to underground garages).

Access settings

At the Faculty of Science, there is an option of setting access to individual profiles (card readers) within the Faculty of Science. The requirement for setting the access of a given workplace must always be by an authorized person – the head of the department/workplace or the secretary of the department/workplace.

  • Regarding the buildings 17. listopadu 12 – Envelopa, 17. listopadu 50A – SLO and 17. listopadu 50 – VLD, please contact Jaromír Keprt at
  • Regarding the Holice campus, please contact Bc. Milan Labounek at

Holice campus

  • Entrance to the premises is allowed only to UP employees with a set access to the employee card, a valid parking card and a registered vehicle registration number.
  • Parking is only available to UP employees with a valid parking card in reserved parking spaces on the premises, preferably on the paved parking area of the premises (see attachment); other employees without a parking card may park only in the parking lots in front of the premises.
  • Students are not allowed to enter the premises, in individual cases it is possible to request an exception (health reasons, disabled persons, etc.)


FreshUP bistros in the Faculties of Education, Law, Arts and Science will have shortened opening hours until 16:00 on Wednesday, 27 September 2023. The main cafeteria (17. listopadu) will be open only until 14:30.

On Friday, 29 September, the day between the Thursday public holiday (28 September) and the weekend, all university canteens and bistros will be closed. After a four-day break, you can look forward to their offer again on Monday, 2 October.


Researchers's Night

The Researcher's Night is a nationwide science outreach event that engages all people in an inspiring environment of science. Visitors can play, explore, test and discover this fascinating world. This year's theme is Mystery. Check out the programme and come to the Faculty of Science between 6 p.m. and midnight. A variety of experiments, puzzles, brainteasers and encounters await you. Other university locations as well as the Fort Science will also be open.

New promotional materials

The faculty has new printed promotional materials in English: a faculty brochure and a bookmark. If you are travelling abroad, you can pick up the materials at the International Office (room 1.005) upon previous email arrangement at

Recruitment of new members to the student association Sustainable Palacký

On Monday, 25 September at 6:00 pm, the annual recruitment of new members to the Sustainable Palacký Association will take place on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Science. Since 2016, the association has already managed to establish the Václavka community garden and the student Freeshop, launch the "Think Out of the Bin" campaign, ensure the functioning of the food-sharing platform FreeFood UPOL or the establishment of a separate project for free refilling of tap water in (now nationwide) 'Dolej si'. In addition to long-term projects, we organize various events, such as the annual Punch drinking in the Václavka Community Garden. We would love to see anyone interested in joining our ranks at the recruitment event.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, 9 October 2023.

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