Science and Research

Interreg EUROPE – 2nd Call

The 2nd call of the Interreg Europe program will be open from March 15, 2023 to June 9, 2023. The documents for this call are not yet available. The documents from the first call can be found on the Interreg EUROPE website. You can register for Interreg EUROPE networking events (as well as opportunities to find new partners) at the following link.

  • November 15, 2022: "smarter Europe"
  • November 17, 2022: "more social Europe"
  • November 29, 2022: "greener Europe"
  • December 1, 2022: "connected - citizens - governance"

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE – 2nd Call

The opening of the 2nd call is scheduled for March 22, 2023. The condition is the participation of at least 3 project partners from 3 countries (at least 2 from the program area). Depending on the thematic focus of the project applications from the first call, priority topics may be slightly reduced. 80% funding from the EFRR for all partners. Documents for applicants can be found at the following link: FIRST CALL FOR PROPOSALS - Interreg ( Project intentions are to develop and implement new solutions needed to maintain attractiveness and readiness for changes in the Central European region (improvement in policy preparation, education and effectiveness of changes, expansion of knowledge including its transfer and exchange, better coordinated cooperation and improvement of governance at various levels; removal of barriers, new or better services, behavioral changes, public influence and financial leverage). These projects should develop, test and implement innovative solutions that will meet the needs of regions and cities in the Central European region.

Interreg DANUBE Transnational Programme

The 1st call within this program is currently announced (until November 21, 2022). However, at least two more calls are planned for the 2021-2027 program period. More information about submitting applications and possible search for new partners within the Danube region can be found on the link How to apply ( Recordings and presentations from webinars for individual thematic areas are available at Webinars (

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 ( For more information follow the provider’s or faculty websites.

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. Attention! 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.

Rector’s Honorary Mention will also be awarded to doctoral students for a professional article

The Rector of Palacký University, in cooperation with the Department for Doctoral Studies, announced for the first time a new award aimed exclusively at students of doctoral study programs. Proposals for the award of Rector’s Honorary Mention to students of doctoral study programs for a professional article can be submitted by the relevant vice-deans until October 31, 2022.

The conditions for awarding the Honorary Mention are stated in the "Statute of Honorary Mention of the Rector..." (Czech version) – in short, it is recognition for one professional article (in a journal) from 2022, on which the student appears as the sole or first author. Proposals can be submitted by the students themselves, their supervisors, chairmen of subject-area boards or heads of departments. However, the student has to agree with the proposal.

The proposal will include:

  • Author’s name including titles
  • Faculty
  • Title of the professional article (full citation)
  • Study programme
  • Contact (email/mobile phone)
  • Short introduction of the author and the professional article (max. 2 000 characters)
  • Full text of the article in pdf format (preprint in case of accepted articles)

Please, send the proposals electronically to no later than Saturday, October 29, by 23:59. Proposals submitted later will not be considered.

Two students will be nominated for the Faculty of Science; the selection from the submitted proposals will be made primarily with regard to the ranking of the journal in the Subject Category according to JCR(TM) (first decile or first quartile are recommended).

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

Applications have been launched for the 17th year of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science talent program, which supports promising young female scientists worldwide. In the Czech Republic, the program is organized by L'Oréal, the Czech Commission for UNESCO and the Czech Academy of Sciences. An expert jury selects three female scientists every year, who will divide CZK 600,000 among them. They can use the financial reward directly or indirectly to support their career. The conditions for participation are the achieved Ph.D. from the fields of non-living or living sciences, and under 40 years of age. The application form can be filled out at this link. You can submit your project until December 31, 2022.

Academic Senate

The 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). The meeting of the AS FS UP will be streamed on this link.

Study affairs

Welcome Office

An university-wide Welcome Office has opened on Vodární Street in Olomouc, which serves as a comprehensive service center for foreign students, doctoral students and guests, and will help them organize their stay at Palacký University. It will also serve as a support center for its faculties and facilities. Visit their official website here.

Long-term student accommodation

There are currently free places for long-term student accommodation in the Palacký University dormitories.

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.


Lecture by Dana Drábová: Nuclear Energy in the Service of Man

This year we will meet for the 28th time to commemorate Prof. J. L. Fischer (in Czech), the first rector of the University of Olomouc after its restoration in 1946. This time, Dana Drábová, Czech nuclear engineer and chairwoman of the State Office for Nuclear Safety, has accepted our invitation to give a lecture on Nuclear Energy in the Service of Man (in Czech). The most obvious and most debated use of nuclear energy is the possibility to extract the enormous energy hidden in the nucleus of the atom. Less talked about, however, are the even greater benefits that have come from the use of radiation and nuclear technology in medicine, industry, agriculture and other fields. How mankind has managed to use nuclear energy in just one century and what it offers us today, we will hear on Thursday, November 3 at 17:00 in the auditorium of the Faculty of Education.

Autumn holidays in Fort Science

For the autumn holidays from October 26 to 30, the Fort Science has prepared a special program (in Czech). Children can participate in the mission of the guardians of knowledge and fulfill interesting challenges and tasks. Just pick up the task card at the cash desk and set out for the adventure! The Alchemist’s escape game, trail of courage or a quiz on dark tourism are prepared. On Friday and Saturday there will be a Ghost’s Fort event. Until 22:00 the accompanying program with ghosts in all the exhibitions will be prepared for children.


The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, November 7, 2022.

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