in 2021, the UP Faculty of Science will award one-off scholarships to authors of prestigious publications from among doctoral students studying during the regular study period (1st to 4th year). An extraordinary scholarship for publishing activities will be awarded to doctoral students who in 2021 report a publication as the first or corresponding author affiliated to the Faculty of Science, UP in a journal registered in the first or second quartile of the subject category (Q1 or Q2 in Subject Category, SC) according to Journal Citation Reports © (https://jcr.clarivate.com/). If the magazine falls into more than one SC, the SC with the highest percentile will be considered. The publication must have a release year of 2021 or be accepted for publication before applying for scholarship. The author can be awarded a scholarship only once for a specific publication. One author can apply for a scholarship for more than one publication.
Scholarships will be awarded in the spring round (deadline for collecting applications by June 15) and the autumn round (by November 15). Scholarships will be paid once in the following pay period. An amount of CZK 400,000 will be distributed in each round. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the number of applications received and the percentile of the journal's ranking in the SC.
The scholarship application must include:
• name and surname of the student
• the student's email address
• study program / field and year of study
• name, surname and e-mail address of the supervisor, or consent and signature of the supervisor
• full citation, including DOI, of the publication which is the subject of the application
• confirmation of acceptance for printing in the case of publications in press
• full text (Pre-proof) of the publication
Please submit scholarship applications to the Study Department of the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Science, UP (Mgr. Martina Karásková, Marcela Vykydalová) in the spring round by June 15, 2021.
Vice-dean for doctoral studies
Science and Research
GA CR - change of tender documentation for 2021
GA CR has published a notice on the change of some provisions of the tender documentation regarding eligible costs in ongoing projects in 2021.
TA CR - Delta 2 Program
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has announced the third public tender in the DELTA 2 Program for the Support of Applied Research, Experimental Development and Innovation. Detailed information and announcements can be found here. The affidavit for UPOL will be sent to the TA CR. Faculty deadline July 8, 2021. Prior to the submission of the project proposal, the consent of the Dean and the Faculty Secretary is required for the submission of the project. In case of any questions, please contact Mgr. Silvia Šavrňáková (email@example.com), who will send the form for consent, provide additional information and secure signatures on the application form.
Announcement of a one-level public tender for targeted support of the Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health has announced a one-level public tender for targeted support for the solution of health research and development projects fulfilling the announced Program for the Support of Applied Health Research for 2020 - 2026. Detailed information can be found on the provider's website.
Application forms are available exclusively in the ISVP on-line application. If the person interested in submitting the project ("proposer") has not yet set up a user account in ISVP application, please contact Miriam Delongová (firstname.lastname@example.org, extension 4022). Send project proposals generated from the ISVP application (they must not be changed in any way - renamed, etc.) by June 24, 12:00 pm to email@example.com. At the same time, it is necessary to send the completed green covering sheet signed by the proposer and the head of the department by internal mail. The deadline of June 24, 2021 has been set so as to create a time reserve for matching the project proposal sent by the data box to the provider with the proposal in the ISVP application (in previous years the pairing did not take place on the first try, project proposals had to be sent repeatedly). We cannot guarantee control for project proposals that are sent after the deadline.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Health points out that the condition for submitting a project proposal to this public tender is the obligation to state the so-called "ORCID ID" for the proposer and co-proposer.
International and non-university matters
Protective measures on the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic
On May 3, the Ministry of Health issued updated protective measures on the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic. Persons who have been vaccinated in the Czech Republic and who have been issued a certificate by the Ministry of Health can travel from the orange and red countries of the European Union without the need for testing and without restrictions on free movement within 14 days of full vaccination. Please note that this exception does not apply to journeys from very high risk (dark red) EU countries - currently Croatia, Cyprus, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Sweden.
You can find a list of countries with a low, medium and high risk of infection here. Information on the conditions of entry into individual states is available at embassies in the given countries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Quarantine measures and information for performing an RT-PCR test for the presence of SARS CoV-2 are the responsibility of the Ministry of Health.
Further obligations concerning entry into the territory of the Czech Republic can be found in the Rules for entry of persons into the territory of the Czech Republic according to the protective measure of the Ministry of Health.
Financial support for students' research stays abroad
Students of doctoral study programmes who plan to go on a compulsory research stay have now the opportunity to receive a financial contribution of CZK 10,000 per month as additional funding for the stay. Students may apply from now until the end of the year 2021. To receive a contribution of CZK 10,000 for one month a student has to:
- fill out the general request form (form here) and provide details such as: start and end of the stay, the name of the receiving institution, its city and state,
- sign the application and have it signed by the supervisor,
- submit the application to Dana Gronychová at foreign relations office in person, by post or scanned to firstname.lastname@example.org – the application has to be submitted at least one month before the start of the stay.
Students can also apply for a higher contribution, i.e. for more than CZK 10,000. In this case, it is necessary to state a proper justification and have the application signed also by the chairman of the Subject-area Board of the doctoral study programme (see the list of chairmen by study fields).
Applications are evaluated and approved by the Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies (prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.). The budget for this contribution is limited and may not be awarded to all applicants.
The CEEPUS National Office from the House of Foreign Cooperation organizes a free cycle of CEEPUS webinars for beginners and advanced (I - III). Webinars are intended for contact persons of CEEPUS university networks and employees of foreign departments of universities. Webinars will take place in the Microsoft Teams environment. Each webinar will include a space for asking questions in the form of a chat. The presentations will be available for download after the event on the DZS website.
Webinar I - How to travel with CEEPUS?
Date: Wednesday 26. 5. 2021 (10: 00-11:00)
Moderator: Mgr. Nina Bosnicova, Ph.D. (DZS)
Presented by: Mgr. Jan Trnka (DZS), Mgr. Klára Caisová (FME, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem)
Content: information on the operation of the program, submission of mobility applications, network mobility vs. freemover mobility, rights and obligations of applicants, scholarship rates, best practices, virtual and hybrid mobility
Webinar II - How to involve a university in the CEEPUS program?
Date: Thursday 27. 5. 2021 (14:00-15:00)
Moderator: Mgr. Nina Bosnicova, Ph.D. (DZS)
Presented by: Mgr. Jan Trnka (DZS), doc. Mgr. Dominik Opatrný, Th.D., CMTF Palacký University in Olomouc)
Content: rules and obligations of the partner and coordinating university, evaluation process, revitalization of the Umbrella Network, financing of mobilities, preliminary and annual billing of the project.
Scholarships in Japan
The House of Foreign Cooperation, on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, would like to inform you about the offer of prestigious multi-year scholarships to study in Japan since 2022.
Every year, the Japanese Ministry of Education Monbukagakusho announces scholarships for study and research stays for students and university graduates (type "Research Students"). Graduates of all disciplines with at least Bachelor´s degree. Successful candidates will begin a scholarship stay in April or October 2022. The amount of the scholarship reaches up to 145,000 YEN per month.
The Japanese government also provides high school graduates, and thus also first-year university students, with multi-year scholarships to complete university studies (type "Undergraduate Students"). The total length of study is 4 to 6 years (plus compulsory intensive language training) depending on the field. Successful candidates will begin a scholarship stay in April 2022. The amount of the scholarship is at least 117,000 YEN per month. We recommend that you find out about the conditions for applicants on the website of the Embassy of Japan in the Czech Republic and on the website of the Japanese student JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization), where you may find information in English.
Those interested in both types of scholarships submit applications by May 31, 2021. The application with the required attachments must be delivered to the address of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, Karmelitská 529/5, 118 12 Prague 1. Successful applicants will be invited to a written test by the Japanese Embassy. You can also find summary information on the DZS/AIA website.
Invitation to a seminar on the programs of the von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics
The House of Foreign Cooperation on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic presents an online information seminar for students of technical and natural sciences dedicated to the offer of research programs at the von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics. The event is related to the Czech Republic's membership in the von Karman Institute of Fluid Dynamics, whose scholarship programs we have informed about on the website of the Academic Information Agency and on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic.
Financial support for research stays for doctoral students
Doctoral students who plan to go on a research stay in 2021 now have the opportunity to receive a financial contribution of CZK 10,000 per month. In exceptional and well-justified cases, it will be possible to request a higher contribution at the request of the student's supervisor approved by the chairman of the committee of the doctoral study programme. Submit your applications (form here) to Mrs. Dana Gronychová in person, by post or scanned to the email email@example.com.
The upcoming meeting of Academic Senate of PrF UP will take place on May 26. More information to the agenda is available on https://www.prf.upol.cz/o-fakulte/fakultni-organy/akademicky-senat/.
Closing of the year before the final state examination
Closing of the year before the final state exam (at least three weeks before the exam) can be done by e-mail. After fulfilling his/her study obligations, the student contacts his/her study assistant.
State doctoral examination and dissertation defense
When submitting the dissertation or application for the state doctoral examination, it is necessary to observe the deadlines specified on the website under the doctoral study.
The graduation ceremonies will probably take place (depending on the epidemiological situation) from July 12-16, 2021. For students who will take final state examinations at the end of June and in July, the graduation will take place in November (depending on the epidemiological situation). Candidates can apply to their study assistants after successfully completing their state exams.
Student scientific competition for the Dean's Award
Students of bachelor's, master's and doctoral disciplines in the Student Scientific Competition for the Dean's Award, which will take place on Thursday, July 1, can compete for an extraordinary scholarship, as well as valuable prizes. The program will be divided into sections Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Ecology, Earth sciences and Didactics of science; the poster session will be common to all fields. Students can submit their work until June 24. All information about this event is continuously updated on the competition website http://svoc.prf.upol.cz/.
Evaluation of subjects
Students, get involved in the subject evaluation! You can do so by September 6, 2021. This will provide the head of departments and the management of the entire faculty with valuable feedback. Thanks to the information obtained during the evaluation of teaching, teaching can be systematically improved. Feedback is important not only for improving pedagogical activities, but also contributes to open communication at the faculty and to improving education. The evaluation is carried out via Portal or directly on the website https://eval.upol.cz/StudentEvaluation. Quality assessment is filled out for individual subjects, and is fully anonymous.
Operation of the Faculty
Re-opening of the library
On Monday, May 17, the library of the Faculty of Science will be re-opened for students and staff, for the purpose of borrowing or returning books, scanning and copying. Studying in person will not be allowed in the library. The opening hours of the library will be as follows:
Envelopa building - Monday - Friday - 8.00 am - 2.00 pm
Holice - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 8.00 am - 1.00 pm
The UP library, Zbrojnice, the British Center and all faculty branches (except the Faculty of Law branch) will also be open. It is only possible to enter the premises with a negative test result for covid-19.
The Crytur spol. s r.o. company in cooperation with the Careermarket.cz portal, has announced the 7th year of the competition for the best diploma thesis in materials science. Students of Czech and Slovak universities can participate. A reward of CZK 30,000 is prepared for the author of the winning work, and CZK 10,000 for supervisors. The diploma thesis must be submitted for defense in the period from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. More detailed information can be found here.
On Tuesday, May 11, the Fort Science was re-opened - the popularization center of the Faculty of Science. There is a temporary exhibition called The Forest of the Future, prepared by students of architecture and urban planning of University of Technology in Brno. The exhibition describes what the area the Fortress and its surroundings could look like in the future.