Dean's Award for authors of prestigious scientific publications
The Dean of the Faculty of Science will award the authors and author groups of teaching and popular science texts, monographs, and original scientific publications. The publication (file of publications) should be submitted by the author via a web form on the Portal. You can find the application form zde. If the publication is already listed in OBD, it is possible to use automatic retrieval of data from OBD when filling it out. The printed and signed application must be delivered by internal mail to the Department for Science and Research of the Faculty of Science UP to Bc. Barbora Krudencová no later than October 26, 2022.
Submitted publications must meet the following conditions:
- Scientific journal where the paper is published, in a given subject class, according to the Web of Science, is in the 90th percentile or above.
- The proposed scientist is an employee of the Faculty of Science with workload of minimum 50 %, and he/she presents the affiliation of the Faculty of Science as the main workplace.
- The main or corresponding author of a given publication must be an employee of the Faculty of Science UP.
- The publication was published in print in 2022. Papers published in 2021 can also be submitted if they were not entered in the competition in the previous year.
MEYS – INTER-EXCELLENCE (LT) and MOBILITY ACTIVITY (8J)
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) has published information for beneficiaries on changes in the ongoing INTER-EXCELLENCE and MOBILITY projects. All the documents can be found on the faculty‘s Projects website (all in Czech). Queries may be addressed to Ing. Pokorná, email@example.com.
INTERREG CENTRAL EUROPE – 2nd CALL NOTICE
The announcement of the 2nd call within the Interreg Central Europe program is expected on March 22, 2023. The details of the second call for proposals will be further discussed and approved by the monitoring committee at its next meeting in Bratislava on December 15-16, 2022. The conditions for submitting projects of the 2nd call will be partly influenced by the extent to which the thematic focus will already be covered by the projects approved in the 1st call. It may therefore happen that in the 2nd call a slight restriction is applied, or "narrowing" the content focus (compared to the previous call).
The program will support the cooperation of partners from several countries who, through their project, will develop and implement new solutions needed to maintain the attractiveness and readiness for changes in the Central European region. Cooperation should be aimed at: improvements in policy preparation, education and effectiveness of changes; extension of knowledge, including its transfer and exchange; better coordinated cooperation and improved governance at different levels; removing barriers; new or improved services; changes in behavior; public influence and financial leverage – including the preparation of subsequent investments. These projects should develop, test and implement innovative solutions that will meet the needs of regions and cities in the Central European region. The time before the announcement of the call can be used to search for suitable project partners, for example through the program's website.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)
- TA CR – TREND Programme, PP1: Announcement of the 8th public tender - development of 5G technologies and higher (faculty deadline: October 16, 2022)
- TA CR – SIGMA Programme: Announcement of the provisional parameters of the public tender - sub-goal 3 (October 26, 2022), follows on from the earlier TA CR ETA. Priority areas can be found in the TA CR report, published on October 4, 2022.
- TA CR – Water4All Call 2022: International call on water resources management (faculty deadline: October 24, 2022)
- TA CR – CHIST-ERA Call Open Research Data (faculty deadline: December 7, 2022)
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT)
- Application – call I. (faculty deadline: November 23, 2022)
- Innovation – call I. (faculty deadline: November 23, 2022)
- Innovation vouchers – industrial property rights protection – call I. (faculty deadline: December 17, 2022)
- Proof of Concept – call I. (faculty deadline: November 23, 2022)
MIT calls are managed by The Business and Innovation Agency. Queries may be addressed to Mgr. Silvie Šavrňáková (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information follow the provider’s or faculty websites.
Annual study stays in Bavaria
The Czech-Bavarian Higher Education Agency (BTHA) informs about the call for applications for a scholarship for a one-year study stay in Bavaria with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 years. The scholarship is intended to finance follow-up master's or doctoral studies at a Bavarian public university. The scholarship can also be awarded for a one-year study stay in Bavaria as part of doctoral studies at a Czech public university. The deadline for applying for scholarships for the academic year 2023/24 is December 1, 2022. More information is available on the faculty’s projects website or on the following website (in Czech). At the same time, those interested are invited to the "Study in Bavaria" online event, where they can learn more about studying in Bavaria and scholarship programs within the BTHA, e.g. changes in applying for an annual scholarship. The online event takes place on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 16:00 and Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 16:00 on the Zoom platform. Invitations with an access link can be found at this link (in Czech).
The extraordinary meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science UP will take place on October 12, 2022 at 13:00 in the big meeting room of the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Science UP. The senators will be dealing with the actions of UP rector Martin Procházka from last week. The meeting of the AS FS UP will be streamed on this link.
The next regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on October 26, 2022 at 13:00 in the big meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials are published on the senate website (in Czech).
Plans of study for academic year 2022/2023
The lists of courses (plans of study) for the academic year 2022/2023 can be found on the faculty websites.
Online confirmation of study
You can print your confirmation of study online directly from your Portal.
Extraordinary scholarships for doctoral students for publishing activities
In 2022, the UP Faculty of Science will award one-time extraordinary scholarships to authors of prestigious publications from among the doctoral students studying in the regular period of study (i.e. students of 1st to 4th year). An extraordinary scholarship for publishing activity will be awarded to doctoral students who, in 2022, report a publication as the first or corresponding author with an affiliation to the Faculty of Science, UP, in a journal registered in the first or second quartile of a given subject category (Q1 or Q2 in Subject Category, SC) according to Journal Citation Reports ©. If a journal falls into more than one SC, the SC with the highest percentile will be counted. The publication must have a publication year of 2022 or be accepted for printing before submitting the application. An author can be awarded a scholarship only once for a specific publication. One author may apply for a scholarship for more than one publication.
The printed applications for scholarships (use the general request form) should be submitted to your student affairs officer no later than November 15, 2022. Scholarships will be paid out in one lump sum on the following payment date. The amount of the scholarship will depend on the number of applications received and the percentile of the journal's ranking in SC.
The scholarship application should contain: the student's name and surname, e-mail address, study program/field and year of study, the name, surname and e-mail address of the supervisor, the consent and signature of the supervisor if necessary, a full citation, including the DOI, the publication that is subject of the request, confirmation of acceptance for printing in the case of publications in print, printed full text (Pre-proof) of the publication.
Extraordinary support for foreign internships
Doctoral students can apply for an extraordinary one-off contribution of up to CZK 42,000 from the funds of the UP 2021+ Strategic Plan for an internship abroad, which they plan to start in this academic year. Please, submit your applications by November 15, 2022 to the Study Affairs Office of the Faculty of Science, to Mrs. Dana Gronychová (email@example.com) . In the application, state your name and surname, e-mail address, study program/field and year of study, the purpose and date of the planned internship, the supervisor's consent and signature.
Werner von Siemens Award
The Czech branch of Siemens will award the best students, scientists and teachers from the fields of technical and natural sciences. Applications for the 25th year of the prestigious competition Werner von Siemens Award can be submitted until November 30, 2022 at www.cenasiemens.cz. The aim of the competition is to reward the authors of the best student and scientific works and university teachers. A total of CZK 1,000,000 is prepared for this year's winners in eight categories. Not only the students will be financially rewarded, but also their supervisors, who will receive CZK 10,000.
A relaxation corner at the Faculty of Science
The library of the Faculty of Science at Envelopa campus has prepared a relaxation corner for you with a view of the Olomouc panorama, which can be a great place to rest and relax during the educational process. Come and test it out!
We would like to thank all the students and staff who participated in this year's Researcher's Night for their time and presentation.
The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, October 24, 2022.