Science and Research

Social fund (1%) in project applications

For the green request form "košilka" when submitting a project proposal, it is now necessary to include in the brief information of the project application (in case the project proposal itself is not yet finalised), in addition to the budget and co-financing, that you are counting on the creation of 1% for the social fund in your proposal. If the project allows it, the social fund must be applied for.

MEYS – bilateral cooperation CZ-USA LUAUS25 (I-E II – Inter-Action)

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has published a call for bilateral Czech-USA LUAUS25 cooperation with a deadline of 10 July 2024 (faculty deadline for submission of the green request form and brief project information: 19 June 2024). Due to the holidays at UP Project Service, please send your project applications no later than 2 July 2024 to

MEYS – mobility call CZ-DE 8J25DE (2025-2026)

MEYS has published a call for Czech-German mobility 2025-2026 with a deadline of 10.06.2024 (faculty deadline for submission of the green request form and brief project information: 5 June 2024). The signed project application can be sent via the data box no later than 10 June 2024 by 12:00. For further information contact Ing. Tea Pokorna (

MEYS – mobility call CZ-FR 8J25FR (2025-2026)

MEYS has published a call for Czech-French mobility 2025-2026 with a deadline of 30 June 2024 (faculty deadline for submission of the green request form and brief project information: 27 May 2024). The signed project application can be sent via the data box no later than 30 May 2024 by 12:00. For further information contact Ing. Tea Pokorna (

TA CR – Environment for Life Programme 2: Announcement of the 1st public tender, PP1 and PP2

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment has announced the first public tender in the Programme for Support of Applied Research and Innovation in the Field of Environment, Climate Protection and Sustainable Development – Environment for Life 2, PP1 and PP2.

Subprogramme 1 (PP1) is aimed at supporting projects in the public interest, both in the field of research and development and in the field of innovation in the public sector, especially in public administration. The aim is to simplify, improve and streamline public administration in the field of environment and climate protection, creating an environment for promoting the principles of circular economy and sustainable development in the public sector.

Subprogramme 2 (PP2) focuses on new procedures, technologies, services and generally new solutions with high potential for rapid application in social, economic and environmental practice, including climate protection. Through the support of applied research, development and innovation in subprogramme 2, technologies, techniques and procedures will emerge that will contribute to increasing the competitiveness of companies, the innovativeness of the public sector and the attractiveness of the Czech Republic as a society developing using innovative solutions.

The tender period ends on 12 June 2024 (faculty deadline: 5 June 2024). More on the provider's website.

Sigma Programme: Announcement of the 8th call – sub-objective 4, Bilateral cooperation

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) announced the eighth public call in the Programme for Support of Applied Research and Innovation SIGMA – sub-objective 4, bilateral cooperation.

This call is aimed at supporting international cooperation in the field of applied research through joint projects of Czech entities supported by TA CR and foreign partners with the support of foreign organizations.

Its main objective is to increase the number of outputs and results in areas that are promising for the future of the participating countries. Another objective is also to promote the transfer of international knowledge, share good practices, and facilitate the penetration of foreign markets.

The project proposal shall be submitted in English. TA CR also recommends the applicants to switch the language in ISTA to English via the appropriate flag icon in the top right corner after logging in.

Foreign partners must be based in one of the following localities:


Foreign partner organization


French Republic

French National Research Agency


Republic of Korea

Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning


Republic of Korea

Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology


Saxony, Federal Republic of Germany

Saxon State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport


United States of America

Department of Energy of the United States of America



Ministry of Economic Affairs



National Science and Technology Council


The Call Period ends on 17 July 2024 (faculty deadline: 10 July 2024). More on the provider’s website.

Falling Walls Lab Czech Republic

The National Library of Technology in Prague will host the 9th edition of the international competition Falling Walls Lab Czech Republic, which aims to bring together the next generation of great scientists and innovators. They can come up with a breathtaking idea  a scientific project, a business plan or a social initiative that will break down all walls and barriers.

The contestants' presentation is in English in a pitch-talk format, which is a maximum of three minutes long. It does not matter whether the topic is computing or medicine, economics or engineering, philosophy, robotics, chemistry, art or agriculture  the competition is open to anyone who is convinced of their idea and can convince others of it. Students at all degrees are welcome, even Ph.D. and postdocs. Registration is possible through Falling Walls Lab Czech Republic (

The Czech final of the Falling Walls international project will take place on 12 September 2024 at the National Library of Technology in Prague, and the deadline for applications is 30 June 2024. The winner of the national round will represent the Czech Republic at the global final in Berlin, which is regularly held on the eve of the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This year it will take place on 7-9 November 2024.

František Běhounek Award

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has announced the 13th year of František Běhounek Award 2024 for promotion and popularization of Czech science and spreading the good name of the Czech Republic in the European Research Area. Detailed information, including the form, can be found on the website.

The prize is associated with a financial reward of CZK 250,000. Nominations of candidates for the František Běhounek Award 2024 are open until Monday, 15 July 2024 by 16:00.

International and Non-university Affairs

Mandatory reporting of mobilities

It is the responsibility of every outgoing student to report his/her mobility. Always report your intention to go and the duration of your mobility to Mrs. Dana Gronychová ( from the International section of the Student Affairs Office.

Information about foreign students who will come for an internship must also be sent to Mrs. Gronychová in advance by the department to which they are to come.

You will also find new information about traineeships, which must also be reported.

Records of foreign guests

It is the responsibility of the department to register foreign guests. If you have international guests visiting your department, please enter their information in the Portal.


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

Scholarships – Japan

The Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic informs about a new call for applications for the so-called Japanese Government Scholarships. These scholarships can be used by: graduates of the Bachelor Study Programmes (BSP) or students or graduates of the Master Study Programmes (MSP) and Doctoral Study Programmes (DSP) for stays of 18 to 24 months (Research Students Scholarship), secondary school graduates or first-year university students to complete the BSP or the follow-up MSP - the length of study of 5 to 7 years including one year of language training (Undergraduate Students Scholarship). Interested students should submit an application with the required attachments to the address of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic. Application deadline: 3 June.

Student Affairs

Doctoral student evaluations

Students of doctoral study programmes should submit their evaluation for academic year 2023/2024 by 30 June 2024. The evaluation has to be signed by the student as well as the supervisor and the chairman of the Subject-Area Board of the student’s study programme. It has to include a written assessment of the supervisor as to whether or not he/she recommends the student's advancement to the next year. Even after submitting the evaluation, the student can complete the courses he/she has enrolled at in STAG until 6 September 2024.
Students of the fourth and higher years, together with the evaluation, submit a request for the extension of studies. For that use the general request form, give a proper reason for the extension and, similarly to the evaluation, the request must also include the supervisor’s statement and three signatures (student, supervisor, chairman of the Subject-Area Board).

Vote for the best teacher!

The Dean's Award is given to employees of the Faculty of Science for outstanding teaching activities, and it is standardly given to five employees – one from each of the five fields of study at the FS UP (Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology and Earth Sciences).

Students of third and higher years of Bachelor study and students of the Master study can vote for their favourite teacher. Each student can nominate up to three teachers, who will be assigned votes with a weight of 1,0, 0,7 and 0,5, respectively.

The prize will be awarded to the teacher who receives the highest number of votes. In the event of a tie, two prizes may be awarded in each of the above mentioned fields.

Students can vote electronically on this website until 30 September. Logging in is the same as in the Portal, but further voting is anonymous.


Do you want to become a star of the scientific sky and shine at one of the oldest international scientific competitions? Are you eager to hone your presentation skills, experience the big stage, get important networking opportunities and enjoy a weekend with other finalists? Then the FameLab competition is just for you!


  • You must be working or studying in the field of natural sciences, technology, medicine, mathematics or humanities, and be be over 21 years old;
  • You must study or work at Czech university or Czech research institution (e.g. Czech Academy of Sciences etc.) or Czech high school as a teacher;
  • You must have a prepared performance of no more than 3 minutes;
  • You must present in Czech, Slovak or English at the university and national rounds; present in English at the international final;
  • You must present a scientific topic without the use of a projector (i.e. e-presentations, videos, etc.).

By submitting your video to by 7 July 2024, you will enter a preliminary round where an expert jury will select the 8-10 best videos based on criteria (content, clarity and charisma). These will then receive the prestigious MASTERCLASS weekend training and then measure their strength in the national final in September in Prague. The winner then advances to the best presenters from the participating countries that year. Read more here.

Dormitory reservation

Current UP students (accommodated and non-accommodated) and students already admitted to the 1st year of study for the academic year 2024/2025 can apply for accommodation in the dormitories from 24 April 2024.

From 7 May 2024, all students (with a positively processed request) will be able to make a reservation in any dormitory and any vacant place, only until the accommodation capacity is exhausted.

Students submit their applications electronically in the ISKAM accommodation system. Current students proceed through the login to the UP Portal, then the Dormitories/ISKAM "tile". Students entering their first year apply directly at (use the "Links" and "Log Candidates" menus). Detailed information about the accommodation procedure (how to apply, choose a room, pay, etc.) is available in the instructions.

Josef Vavroušek Award

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University announces the 29th annual competition for the Josef Vavroušek Award. Students, PhD students and young graduates of Czech and Slovak universities can apply (approximate age limit up to 35 years). The basic issues areas can be found here. The competition deadline is set for Friday 26 July 2024 at 12:00.

Organization and Maintenance

Water supply disruption

Due to the service work on the water supply connection on 11 June 2024, from 8:00 a.m., the water supply will be suspended in the buildings of the UP Faculty of Science at the following addresses:

  • 17. listopadu 12
  • 17. listopadu 50
  • 17. listopadu 50A
  • Fort Science.

The affected buildings will be closed throughout the day. For technical questions related to this notice, please contact


Please, note, that the caneen on 17. listopadu will be closed from 1 to 7 July 2024 and the canteen in Olomouc-Holice will be closed from 1 to 14 July 2024, i.e. one week longer than planned. The closure is necessary due to floor repairs in the canteen. Detailed information here.


FreshUPs in the main building of the Faculty of Science and in Olomouc-Holice will be closed from 1 to 7 July 2024.

Opening hours from 8 July to 8 September:

Monday to Thursday 7:30 to 14:30
Friday 7:30 to 12:00



Due to the water supply disruption, the PosPos originally scheduled for 11 June will now take place on 13 June from 12:00. You can look forward to delicious refreshments and live music.

Science Fair

We would like to remind you about the registration of departments for the Science Fair – one of the largest popularization events at our faculty for schools and the general public. The event will be held on Friday, 21 June 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the main building of the Faculty of Science. This year's theme is TOUCH THE SCIENCE.

You can register for this event until 4 June 2024 by filling in a short form. Let your children's teachers know about the Science Fair as well. Queries may be addressed to

Rector's Award for Volunteers

Do you know a colleague or a student who cares about the world around them and is willing to lend a helping hand? Then do not hesitate to nominate such a person for the Rector's Award for Volunteers from among students, alumni and employees of Palacký University for 2024. It is also possible to nominate for the award those who are involved in international volunteering. Proposals are accepted until 31 August 2024, via the nomination sheet

Olomouc Region Award

The Sustainable Palacký Association is nominated for the Award for Significant Achievement in Waste Separation and Recycling in the Olomouc Region Public Awards for its contribution to the environment. Vítězslav Bičík, professor emeritus of the Department of Zoology at the UP Faculty of Science, has been nominated for his long-term contribution to the environment. You can vote until 27 May on the Olomouc region's website.

Josef Jařab's Library

The Josef Jařab's Library is now available at the UP American Center, offering several dozen books from the estate of the renowned professor of English and American literature. The books were acquired by the UP American Center thanks to the cooperation with the Department of English and American Studies of the Faculty of Arts.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, 10 June 2024.

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