Science and Research

Scholarly Board

The meetings of the Scholarly Board of the Faculty of Science will take place on 9. October and 4. December 2024.

TA ČR – Transport 2030 Programme: announcement of the 2nd public tender

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport, has announced the 2nd public tender in the programme to support applied research and innovation in the field of transport – TRANSPORT 2030. The main objective of the programme is to develop the transport sector in a way that reflects societal needs, accelerates the technological and knowledge development of the Czech Republic and helps the growth of the Czech Republic's competitiveness. Faculty deadline: 17 April 2024. More information on the provider's website.

TA ČR – SIGMA Programme: Announcement of the 7th call for proposals – sub-objective 2, early researchers

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has announced the 7th public tender in the programme for support of applied research and innovation SIGMA – sub-objective 2, early researchers and balancing opportunities in applied research projects.

The SIGMA programme focuses on increasing the involvement of beginning researchers in applied research areas in specific projects directly with subjects from the application practice. Another objective is to promote equal opportunities for women and men in the applied research competition. Four research themes have been determined for this call, and each project proposal must be aligned with one of them.

Research topics:

  • Telemedicine
  • AI and sustainable mobility
  • Production technology and materials
  • Community energy and its management systems, small-scale energy storage

Faculty deadline: 20 March 2024. More on the provider's website. Queries can be addressed to

GA ČR – International projects

This year, it is now possible to submit joint Czech-Croatian Lead Agency projects, in which GA ČR is the evaluating agency, until 3 April 2024.

The delay in announcing this opportunity was due to the Croatian agency Croatia Science Foundation (HRZZ) and the approval process of the Croatian Ministry of Finance.

In case of submitting a project proposal to the Czech-Croatian call, all conditions and deadlines set by the Faculty of Science for submitting proposals to the GA ČR call apply. In case of queries, contact Mgr. Ľubica Korcanová, tel. extension 4051,

GA ČR – Calls for project proposals

The Czech Science Foundation (GA ČR) announces calls for submission of project proposals to competitions standard projects – EXPRO, JUNIOR STAR, POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP and international and Lead Agency projects. Project proposals can be submitted until 3 April. The results will be announced in October and November this year. Funded projects that succeed in the multi-stage evaluation process will be solved from 2025.

Important dates at the Faculty of Science:

Detailed information can be found on the GAČR websites.

GA ČR – Changing the specialisations of the medical and biological sciences panels

With effect from 1 April 2024, the contents of the evaluation panels within the Medical and Biological Sciences branch committee will be modified. Project proposals submitted to competitions announced in 2024 must be assigned to panels with the newly determined charge according to their focus.

Medical and Biological Sciences:

  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Structural Biology, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics - P301
  • Microbiology, Parasitology, Immunology and Biotechnology - P302
  • Cell, Developmental and Evolutionary Biology, Regeneration and Reproductiony - P303
  • Tumor Biology, Experimental Oncology - P304
  • Neurosciences - P305
  • Medical Sciences - Physiology and Biophysics, Pathology and Pathophysiology, Diagnostics and Therapy, Pharmacology and Toxicology - P306

The specific focus of each panel can be found on the GA ČR website.

Neuron Prizes

Until 31 March 2024, you can nominate laureates for the prestigious Neuron Prizes, which honor the research of talented scientists as well as internationally renowned scientists. This year, the Neuron Foundation will award Neuron Prizes for Promising Scientists in seven fields, the Neuron Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Science and the Neuron Prize for Connecting Science and Business. Thanks to the generous contributions from patrons, the Neuron Prizes are associated with a personal financial bonus - 500,000 CZK for the Neuron Prize for Promising Scientists and 1,500,000 CZK for the Neuron Prize.

Nominations can be submitted by deans and rectors of public institutions, directors of academic institutes or representatives of the Czech Academy of Sciences and scientific institutes, members of the Scientific Council of the Neuron Foundation and laureates of previous years. Nominations can also be submitted by scientists, researchers, academics or research organisations.

International and Non-university Affairs

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.

Scholarship for summer schools and language courses in Bavaria

This scholarship can be used, among other things, to attend the following summer German language courses:

and other professional summer schools in German or English: overview of summer schools 2024.

The scholarship is open to students, researchers and employees of Czech public universities until 26 March 2024 (thereafter until the scholarship funds are exhausted).

The Scholar Foundation

The Scholar Foundation offers financial support to those interested in studying a Master's or Ph.D. programme at foreign universities as well as to students traveling within the inter-university agreements, especially to non-European destinations or prestigious universities in Europe.

The selection process for the academic year 2024/2025 is currently open. Applications can be submitted until the end of April 2024. All information can be found on the Foundation's website.

EIT Food RIS Fellowships a Talents 2024

Cutting-edge technology, marketing, communication, innovation, state-of-the-art laboratories - all this and more awaits you during a paid internship in the EIT Food RIS Fellowships a Talents 2024 programme!

EIT Food offers paid internships of 3-6 months in the following programmes:


  • for students (min. B.Sc.) or Masters graduates (up to two years after graduation)
  • a scholarship of 800-1,500 €/month (depending on the internship option)


  • for PhD students and young post-docs (up to two years after graduation)
  • a scholarship of 950-2,000 €/month (depending on the internship option)

Applications must be submitted by 8 March 2024 at the latest.

Academic Senate

Extraordinary meeting

On 11 March 2024 at 9:00 an extraordinary meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place in the meeting room of the Dean's Office.

Regular meeting

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on Wednesday, 3 April 2024 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 Scientific Competition – Dean's Award

All students of the Faculty of Science are eligible to compete for the extraordinary scholarship and valuable prizes in the ‘Student Scientific Competition – Dean's Award’ in the sections of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology and Environment, and Earth Sciences. It is also possible to enrol in the poster section. The competition takes place on 2 May 2024 and you can register until 30 April on the website, where you can also find detailed information.

English courses

The Department of Foreign Languages offers English courses in the summer semester.
Check out the possible topics at the course Intensive English Discussions.

State doctoral examination and dissertation defense

The application for your dissertation defense or the state doctoral examination has to be submitted at least 3 months in advance. Follow the requirements and deadlines listed on the website in the section for Doctoral Study.


Information for applicants for the faculty's English study programmes, including the application guide, tuition fees or scholarship offer are available on this website.

Organization and Maintenance

Drinking fountain

On the ground floor of the main building of the Faculty of Science, near the FreshUP bistro, a new drinking fountain has been set up for filling bottles or other personal containers with drinking water. This water source is treated through a filter cartridge. The water is available to our students and staff free of charge.


Ball of the UP Faculty of Science

The biggest faculty social event of the year, the Ball of the Faculty of Science, is coming up! We are looking forward to see you on 22 March 2024. The opening ceremony of the Ball is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. in the faculty premises. (The building will be open from 7:00 p.m.). The evening will be hosted by Jan Hlaváč.

The bands Novios (3rd floor) and EXstres (5th floor) will take care of music. DJ Zbyněk Stružka will provide entertainment from midnight to 2 a.m. The Ball will be enriched by ballet performances by Ballet Art Studio, magician Karel Pomahač and a Mad Move workout show. You can look forward to a rich raffle full of great prizes and refershments, which are included the the ticket price.

Karlov recreation centre

The recreation centre of the Faculty of Science in Karlov pod Pradědem offers free accommodation capacity. Karlov pod Pradědem is one of the most important recreation centres in the Hrubý Jeseník Mountains. There are 12km of interconnected ski slopes with 4 chairlifts. Over the hill you can reach the Kopřivná ski area. It's a great starting point for cycling and hiking trips.

Wikipedia and scientists? Register for the Science Communication Conference

There is no doubt that Wikipedia is one of the largest and most visited sources of information today. However, its strength and weakness is that its content can be edited by anyone. Therefore, authors and editors directly from the ranks of scientists play a unique role in the quality and credibility of the content. How to strengthen the collaboration between universities and Wikipedia in communicating science will be the focus of a conference on "Enhancing the voice of science on Wikipedia". The conference participants will discuss strategies for contributing to Wikimedia projects. The conference will take place from 9 to 11 April at the University of Innsbruck. Details of the conference, the programme and the free registration are available on the University of Innsbruck website. More information here.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, 18 March 2024.

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