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 – 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: 05.06.2024). 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 (

Environment for Life Programme 2: Announcement of preliminary parameters of the 1st call for tenders, 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 – faculty deadline: 5 June 2024.

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.

For applicants of the 1st public tender of the Environment for Life 2 programme, TA CR will hold an online informational webinar, which will take place on 7 May 2024 from 14:00. More on the provider's website.

TA CR – M-ERA.NET 3 Call 2024: International call in the field of materials research and innovation

The international ERA-NET Cofund M-ERA.NET 3 Call 2024 is open to support projects in the field of materials research and innovation. Pre-proposals can be submitted until 14 May 2024. Faculty deadline: 7 May 2024.

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic will support Czech applicants, which can be companies and research organisations. The national conditions for Czech applicants are based on the SIGMA programme. The total amount of TA CR support for the call is EUR 1,450,000, of which a maximum of EUR 350,000 per project. The maximum permitted intensity of support for the Czech side of the project is 80% of the total eligible project costs.

Topics of the call:

  1. Sustainable advanced materials for energy 
  2. Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces 
  3. High performance composites 
  4. Functional materials 
  5. Materials addressing environmental challenges 
  6. Next generation materials for advanced electronics

More on the provider's website. Queries may be addressed to

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.

Brunch for Expat Women in Czech Science

The Czech Academy of Sciences organizes Brunch for Expat Women in Czech Science. As a guest speaker at this event will be Zsófia Csajbók, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague. The Brunch will take place on 7 May 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kapmus Hybernská, Prague. For more information and registration options, please see the attached document.

Fulbright Scholarships

The prestigious Fulbright scholarship programmes funded by the Czech and US governments provide Czech citizens with the opportunity to study, conduct research or teach in the USA. Scholarships usually cover living expenses, return ticket and health insurance, and possibly some other costs (tuition or part of it, purchase of books, etc.).

Applications for individual programmes can be submitted in all disciplines – humanities, natural sciences, and engineering – except MBA, LLM, and clinical medicine. Applications in the field of American Studies and applications focusing on multicultural or interdisciplinary aspects of the subject are welcome.

Academic Senate

The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP scheduled for 9 May 2024 has been cancelled.

Student Affairs

Student Scientific Competition – Dean's Award

You have only until tomorrow, 30 April, to submit applications to the ‘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 at the faculty's premises (17. listopadu 12).

The winners will receive scholarships and prizes. All information about the event, including prizes for the winners, is continuously updated on the website.

Closure of the Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office will be closed on 7 May 2024 due to the UP Sports Day.

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.

  • Until 6 May 2024, currently accommodated students will be able to make a reservation with priority, only for their current room
  • 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.

FB PřF UP jobs

For students and graduates, the faculty offers a Facebook page PřF UP jobs. On this social platform, it provides job opportunities in the fields of mathematics, computer science, physics, health sciences, biology, ecology and environment, chemistry and earth sciences, as well as part-time jobs, internships, trainee programmes or volunteering opportunities suitable for university students.

Milan Odehnal Award

The Czech Physical Society has announced a new round of the competition for scientific papers of young physicists for the Milan Odehnal Award for the years 2023-2024, with the deadline for applications for this round of the competition being 15 May 2024. The competition is open to authors of scientific papers in the field of physics from any Czech institution or graduates of Czech universities who are under the age of 30 on the closing date (date of birth 15 May 1994 and later), and only individually.

  • The competition accepts up to three related papers in all fields of physics that have been published or accepted for publication in the last five years.
  • The application must contain the personal data of the competitor (name, date of birth, education, workplace, e-mail address) and a maximum one-page summary of the significance of the works submitted. The application form and the competition entries should be sent by e-mail in pdf format to
  • For 2024, the total sum of prices is a minimum of CZK 70,000.

Organization and Maintenance

Service Week

The annual Service Week of the UP Computer Centre (CVT UP) falls this year on 12-16 August 2024. During this week, important maintenance, updates or upgrades of the university's information networks and systems will take place on a larger scale.

Although CVT UP employees strive to minimize the impact of the interventions on users and make major adjustments primarily outside of normal working hours, there may be short-term outages of the website, UP Portal and related applications, STAG, email, single sign-on, storage, or internet connection in general during this period.

We therefore recommend that you take the dates of the service week into account when planning the summer vacations and direct important tasks that may be affected by the temporary unavailability of university systems to another date.

A detailed schedule of the Service Week can be found in the UP Portal and the UP Newsletter in early July.


Ceramics in Senegambia: Ethnography and Archaeology

Department of History of the UP Faculty of Arts in collaboration with Department of Analytical Chemistry of the UP Faculty of Science are inviting to a lecture by Dr. Alioune Deme entitled 'Ceramics in Senegambia: Ethnography and Archaeology'. The lecture will take place on 2 May 2024 at 15:00. Details here.


The memorial meeting for Professor Josef Jařab will take place on 3 May at 17:00 in the Olomouc's Jazz Tibet Club. Richard Pogoda, Irena Nosková, Richard Mlynář, Aliance, Post Band, David Záleský, David Livingstone and others will perform.

Majáles – Student May Festival

The festival spring in the city will again once be enriched by the Student May Festival of Palacký University (Majáles UP). From 6 to 8 May 2024, it will offer a lot of music, film and theatre, the largest showcase of student and non-profit organisations, competitions, talks, exhibitions and workshops for everyone. All this under the subtitle Without Borders on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Czech Republic's accession to the European Union. Every day you can look forward to a different programme in a different location and great concerts by Bára Poláková, Pam Rabbit, Michal Horák or the Slovak DJ duo Malalata.

Sports Day

Palacký University's Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 7 May 2024. The rector grants a day off for this day and all physical activities within the Sports Day are free of charge for UP employees and students. A detailed schedule of the activities offered, including links to registration, can be found here.

As part of the Sports Day, you can take part in a chess tournament at the Faculty of Science from 8:30.

UP Online Marketplace

Both at home and at work, there are always things that are no longer needed, but it's still a shame to throw them away. The new online UP Marketplace will help them find a new owner, facilitating the exchange of both university property between workplaces and private items between students and employees. It aims to reduce wastage, throwing away and unnecessary buying of new items and offer a secure listing environment in its own app linked to university user accounts. Read more here.

Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon

The 14th edition of the RunCzech series race, Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon 2024, will start on Saturday 15 June 2024. Runners from all over the country and neighbouring countries will come to discover the beauty of Olomouc and, alongside elite athletes, will set off to conquer the 21 km long course and visit the sports fair Moravia Sport Expo. The race has once again been awarded a quality mark by World Athletics, for which several conditions must be met to guarantee a high standard and comfort for all runners. To ensure this event, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will help organize the second largest half marathon in the Czech Republic. You will receive a material reward, new friends and a great experience. You can register with Tomáš Holada at

Help us improve work-life balance at UP

Do you care for aging parents, sick partners, children or any other persons? Are you looking for ways to better combine work and care? Sign up for a focus group and share your experience. More information and a link to sign up can be found here. You can choose between the dates 2 and 17 May 2024. The time is always 8:00-10:00 or 10:30-12:30.

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. It's a great starting point for cycling and hiking trips.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, 13 May 2024.

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