Science and Research

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.

AZV – Announcement of a one-stage public tender for special-purpose support from the Ministry of Health for the years 2025 – 2028

The Health Research Agency of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic announces a one-stage public tender for special-purpose support of the Ministry of Health (VES 2025), for the solution of health research and development projects fulfilling the announced Programme for the Support of Applied Health Research for the years 2024-2030.

Project solution period 1 May 2025 – 31 December 2028. The tender period ends on 26 June 2024 (12:00).

Important dates at FS:

If the project conditions allow it, the creation of a social fund of 1% is mandatory in the project application. Information on the creation of the social fund will also be provided in the Brief project information.

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

To set up a user account in ISVP, contact DPS, Mgr. Ľubica Korcanová, tel. extension 4051. Detailed information on the VES 2025 call can be found on the AZV 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

Mobility scholarship

A student who goes on any mobility abroad for 30 days or more (study stay, research internship, work placement, summer school, etc.), can apply for a scholarship of CZK 5,000 for each mobility. The request must be submitted before departure. This change applies to applications submitted from 1 September 2024, until then the amount of CZK 3 000 applies.

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 be reported as well.

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.

Academic Senate

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on Monday, 24 June 2024 at 9:00 in the meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials are available on the senate website (in Czech).

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.

Extension of studies

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.

Organization and Maintenance

Change of opening hours from 1 July to 1 September 2024:

File service

Holiday office hours from 1 July to 1 September 2024.

Envelopa 9:00 – 11:00 13:00 – 13:30
Holice 12:00 – 12:45  

Holiday operation on the SLO building

From 1 July to 1 September 2024 the building is open from 7:00 to 15:30.

Holiday operation on the VLD building

From 1 July to 1 September 2024 the building is open from 7:00 to 15:00.

Summer opening hours of faculty libraries

The Library of the Faculty of Science Envelopa:
CLOSED 28 June – 5 July 2024
CLOSED 19 August – 23 August 2024

The Library of the Faculty of Science Holice:
CLOSED 28 June – 12 July 2024
CLOSED 29 July – 2 August 2024
CLOSED 26 August – 2 September 2024

Canteens and FreshUp bistros

The Palacký University canteens, including the FreshUP bistros, adjust their opening hours every year for the two holiday months. On 13 June, the main canteen will end its afternoon operation. The adjusted summer opening hours are valid until the beginning of the winter semester.

Canteens and bistros will not open the first week of July. From the second week of July, most canteens and bistros will operate in normal or adjusted hours. During the second week of July the canteen in Holice campus will remain closed; the UP Accommodation and dining services will use the closure to repair the flooring and modify the food service area.



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

Science Fair – one of the largest popularization events at our faculty for schools and the general public – will take place 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.

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.

University beach chairs

Relaxation and peace not only by the sea, but also on the terraces of the Faculty of Science! University beach chairs are available not only at the Armoury, but also at the UP Library at the Faculty of Science in Envelopa campus. You can borrow them on the 6th floor free of charge during the library's opening hours upon presentation of a student identification card, ISIC card or UP employee card. The nearby terraces provide wonderful views of the city.


The next faculty Newsletter (the last before the summer holidays) will be published on Monday, 24 June 2024.

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