CES – Central Contract Register
We would like to remind all solvers of ongoing and new projects that from June 1, 2022, the CES system is updated in connection with the new standards. All the so-called “košilky” are now filled in directly in the Portal. Please, note that the "košilka" for the contract and the addendum is different (see the ‘Contracts’ tile). At III. The statement of the departments concerned you must also enter 3900 – Dean's Office – doc. Kubala (for the purpose of approving the "košilka" including signature).
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)
- TA CR – TREND Programme: 9th public tender, subprogram 2 – „Newcomers“ (faculty deadline: January 4, 2023)
- TA CR – CHIST-ERA Call 2022: the ICT call is open (faculty deadline: January 26, 2023)
European information day on MSCA Staff Exchanges
The European Commission is organising an online information day on MSCA Staff Exchanges on December 7, 2022 from 10:30 to 12:30. The MSCA Staff Exchanges aim to strengthen cooperation between the academic and non-academic sectors through exchanges of staff involved in scientific research activities. The event will present the requirements for mobility projects of this type and the process of submitting a project proposal. The event will be held in English and there is no charge for participation. The programme is available on the event website. The webinar can be watched via the European Commission's streaming portal here.
MEYS – refunds of research and development project grants in 2022 (INTER-EXCELLENCE, MOBILITY – LT, 8J programmes)
Refunds of projects of the above programmes shall be made as follows:
- Send the refunds of the current year's funds to the expenditure account of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (821001/0710). The maximum amount of this refund is equal to the amount of the grant provided in the year for which you are reimbursing (see Grant Provision Agreement, Appendix II)
- Send refunds of funds from previous years (2021 and older), including refunds from the FÚUP, to the deposit account of the MEYS (6015 821001/0710)
Simultaneously with the transfer of subsidy refunds, it is necessary to send a notification of the refund to the MEYS (provided by Ing. Pokorná, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Name of the recipient
- Project code
- Amount of the refund
- Year of the grant provision (specify, in which year the grant was provided; refunds of previous years may be returned in one amount provided that the exact amount of the refund for each calendar year is specified).
The Operational Programme Environment (OPE) – call 28 – Care of important parts of nature and landscape
The call is intended for projects for the care of various types of natural habitats, such as pools, bogs, springs, small water reservoirs, watercourses and their floodplains or projects for the construction and reconstruction of small water reservoirs. Measures to help endangered species in urbanised environments and measures to reduce the spread of invasive species are also eligible for support.
Applications for support under Policy Objective 2, Priority 1, Specific Objective 1.6, Measure 1.6.1 are accepted until June 30, 2023 (20:00), the faculty deadline is June 23, 2023.
The application can be submitted electronically via the IS KP21+ portal. The call is continuous (non-competitive) with a one-round application evaluation model. Please, submit your project proposals (brief information + green "košilka") to the Department of Science and Research to Ing. Tea Pokorná (email@example.com).
188.8.131.52 Care for natural habitats and species, measures to support endangered species
- Sub-activity 184.108.40.206.1 Care for natural habitats and species, measures to support endangered species
220.127.116.11 Care for protected areas (natural heritage)
18.104.22.168 Limiting the spread of invasive non-native and expansive species
22.214.171.124 Visitor infrastructure to guide visitors in protected areas and raise awareness of nature conservation issues
- construction of nature conservation visitor and information centres for large Specially Protected Areas of National Importance (National Park (NP) and Protected Landscape Area (PLA)), including reconstruction, restoration, extension or supplementation of existing elements,
- construction of sidewalks and paths, observation points, information and interactive elements, railings, barriers and telemetry elements in protected areas (NP, PLA, National Nature Reserves, National Natural Monuments, Nature Reserves, Natural Monuments) and in locations of the Natura 2000 system, including reconstruction, renewal, extension or addition of existing elements.
The necessary documents for this call can be found on the OPE website.
OPR – call 31 – Clearance of migration barriers for animals
The call is aimed at supporting projects to improve migration barriers for terrestrial and aquatic animals and the implementation of measures to reduce their mortality.
The application deadline is June 30, 2023, the faculty deadline is June 23, 2023.
Please, submit your project proposals (brief information + green "košilka") to the Department of Science and Research to Ing. Tea Pokorná (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application is submitted electronically via the IS KP21+ portal.
Amount of support:
- max. 100% of the total eligible expenditure for projects to ensure migration for aquatic animals resulting from the Concept in the category of international and national priority corridors and projects where the applicants are nature conservation authorities in the Ministry of the Environment (Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic, NP administrations),
- max. 80 % of the total eligible expenditure for projects to ensure migration for aquatic animals resulting from the Concept in the category of regional priority corridors or resulting from the relevant sub-basin plans (watercourses outside the Concept),
- max. 70% for the removal or elimination of migration obstacles on other watercourses in the Czech Republic and for migrations of terrestrial animals.
The necessary documents for this call can be found on the OPE website.
Brochure for European Research Council (ERC) Grants
The Technology Centre Prague has published a new brochure for European Reserach Council (ERC) Grants as part of the VADEMECUM series. The brochure is intended to serve not only those interested in ERC grants from among researchers and potential researchers, but also project managers at all stages of project preparation and implementation.
2023 Barrande Fellowship Programme
The French Institute in Prague, the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MSMT) announce the launch of the Barrande Fellowship Programme for 2023, the exchange mobility programme for Ph.D. students between the Czech Republic and France. The application deadline is February 12, 2023.
Two information webinars (mandatory registration), jointly hosted by the French Embassy in the Czech Republic and by the DZS, will take place on:
- December 7, 2022 from 11:00 to 12:00, for students and academics from the Czech Republic
- December 7, 2022 from 16:00 to 17:00, for students and academics from France
More information and registration can be found on this website.
The Danube Mobility Programme
The Danube Transnational Programme finances regional projects involving 2 to 4 participating countries of the Danube region (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia) and France. The aim of this scientific and technical cooperation programme is to support multilateral cooperation in the region. The application deadline is January 16, 2023. More information is available on this link (in Czech). Contact: email@example.com.
Academic Senate UP
The extraordinary meeting of the Academic Senate UP, where the submitted proposal to dismiss the Rector of UP will be discussed, will take place on December 7, 2022 at 13:00. The meeting of the AS UP will be streamed on this link.
Academic Senate FS UP
The regular meeting of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science UP will take place on February 1, 2023 at 13:00 in the big meeting room of the Dean's Office. Detailed information and materials as well as the link to the stream will be available on the senate website (in Czech).
Study Affairs Office
The Study Affairs Office is open until December 22, 2022 according to the standard office hours. The Office will be closed from December 23, 2022 to January 1, 2023. Standard office hours will apply from January 2.
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.
Student grant competition (IGA)
The Rector of Palacký University in Olomouc announces the 14th year of the student grant competition (IGA). The aim of the competition is to support projects implemented by students of Doctoral or Master’s degree programs financed by funds for specific university research. The student project solver can be a student of doctoral study program at UP, or an academic employee of UP. Each solver can submit only 1 project to the competition.
The research team can consist of a maximum of 50 people. As part of the 14th year of the competition, it is not possible to apply for investment funds. Applications are only submitted electronically, through the UP OBD portal. The deadline for submitting applications is until 16:00 on January 16, 2023. The conditions of competitions of individual faculties are available in the attached file (in Czech).
Via Chimica Prize
The Experientia Foundation in cooperation with the Learned Society of the Czech Republic is launching the second year of the Via Chimica competition for young talents in the field on chemistry. The competition for 50,000 CZK is open to students of Czech universities in Bachelor's or Master's studies with their original student work. Applications are open until February 15.
Student community garden – Václavka
The student community garden is located in the atrium of the Bedřich Václavek dormitory and students can use it for relax or picking herbs or vegetables. The Sustainable Palacký Association, which manages Václavka, received a ‘Million for Olomouc’ grant for its improvement. Over the course of the year, the garden underwent significant changes, which can now be used by university students. This includes, for example, a new composter or repaired and painted tables and benches. But the main news awaits students in the spring. Members of the association have built new raised beds in the garden, which from spring can be used by those interested in growing their own crops directly in the dormitory. The soil has also been replaced on the existing beds, so there will be plenty of space and quality soil. With the arrival of spring, the association will offer places for cultivation through reservations on its social networks. Thanks to the successful project, Václavka has become a more welcoming place for relaxation, study, meetings or garden parties. The next event organized by the Sustainable Palacký Association will be the traditional drinking of the punch, which will take place on December 7, 2022 from 16:00. The Sustainable Palacký Association hereby cordially invites all students to visit Václavka and the Advent meeting!
File service – operation during POSPOS
On December 13, 2022, the File service at the Envelopa campus will be open from 9:00 to 10:00, and in Holice campus from 10:00 to 11:00. Outbound mail will be collected by 11:00.
File service – end of the year operation
On December 22, 2022, the file service at Envelopa will be open from 9:00 to 10:00, and in Holice from 10:30 to 11:30. Regular and registered mail will be last picked up from the mailboxes at Envelopa at 11:45 and at Holice at 11:15. Mail delivered after this deadline will not be sent until January 2, 2023.
Faculty operation before the end of the year
The main building (Envelopa) and the buildings in the Holice campus will be closed from December 23, 2022 to January 1, 2023. The buildings will be guarded by an external security service. Report any accidents and defects to the service staff, who will then pass them on to the building management emergency service.
The VLD building (17. listopadu 50) and the SLO building (17. listopadu 50a) will be closed from December 23, 2022 to January 1, 2023. During this period, entry will only be allowed on employee cards.
Human Resources and Payroll Department
The faculty’s Human Resources (HR) and Payroll Department notifies that the following documents must be submitted no later than on Friday, December 9, 2022.
To the HR department (Mrs. Veronika Caletková, Mgr. Veronika Vašková), please, submit:
- proposals for concluding an employment relationship (employment contract) effective from January 1, 2023
- proposals for changes in job and salary classification effective from January 1, 2023 (exceptions may be proposals for employees for whom participation in a project is planned, for which a decision on the allocation of a subsidy is expected to be received later)
- applications for extensions of employment contracts ending in December this year
- ACJ (DPP) and APW (DPČ) effective from January 1, 2023.
To the payroll department (Mrs. Libuše Pěčková, Mrs. Ivona Kristková), please, submit:
- leaves (entered into SAP by the workplace), documents on support in caring for a family member
- statements for payment of ACJ (DPP) and APW (DPČ) for December 2022.
It is necessary to pay increased attention when entering the data, no check will be performed. In the event of an employee's illness or treatment of a family member after December 9, report the changes to the payroll accounting office immediately, but no later than December 31, 2022. Attendance should be printed only after the final inspection and closing of attendance at the payroll accounting office, i.e. on Monday, January 2, 2023.
A group email will be sent to all employees regarding the requests of employees for transfers of unused leave to the following year with the statement of the head of the workplace on the relevant form.
Submit the proposals for the payment of extraordinary bonuses to the payroll department by December 19, 2022.
Requests for the calculation of project payroll costs should be sent to both payroll accountants simultaneously via e-mail. Requests will be processed and submitted back for possible consideration of the latest adjustments no later than December 15. Additional salary adjustments within the projects will be possible until December 19, 2022.
The HR and Payroll Department will be open for employees until December 22, 2022, after the New Year from January 2, 2023. If personal consultation is not necessary, use internal mail to hand over documents to the department – box no. 6 on the 1st floor in the corridor behind the gatehouse. Thank you for respecting this guideline.
The tax returns will be signed by the employees with the assistance of the payroll accountants from January 10, 2023 on dates selected in the reservation system. Employees will receive detailed instructions in Czech and English at the beginning of December at the latest. The Financial Administration uses forms for tax return exclusively in the Czech language, foreign employees will have an English translation of the form available only for basic orientation. A personal consultation to sign the tax return in English will be provided by the Human Resources and Payroll Department within its own capacity.
Operation of the Economic Department
Please, deliver the tax documents for the advances and the final invoices for the advance invoices to the Economic Department immediately, but no later than Friday, December 16.
Cash documents, travel orders, payments on account, etc. deliver on an ongoing basis, but no later than December 16. After this date, proper posting in the calendar year 2022 can no longer be guaranteed. It is also necessary to settle all advances for travel orders executed in 2022.
Return the cash deposit to the Cashier by Friday, December 16.
Submit the documents for issuing invoices for the month of November (DUZP November) in electronic form by December 15, 2022. After this date, posting by November 2022 cannot be guaranteed.
Dean's Award to the Academic Staff FS UP
In an electronic vote, students voted for their favourite teacher from the Faculty of Science in five fields.
- in the field of Mathematics and Computer Science – RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D.
- in the field of Physics – Mgr. Lukáš Richterek, Ph.D.
- in the field of Chemistry – Mgr. Jiří Danihlík, Ph.D.
- in the field of Biology and Ecology – doc. RNDr. Robin Kundrata, Ph.D.
- in the field of Earth Sciences – RNDr. Martin Jurek, Ph.D.
The overall winner is Mgr. Jiří Danihlík, Ph.D. The results of the voting can be found here (in Czech).
All faculty staff, doctoral students and seniors of the faculty are cordially invited to the “Post-Semeter Gathering” (= PosPos). We will say goodbye to the winter semester on Tuesday, December 13 at 12:00 in the main building of the Faculty of Science.
Under the auspices of the Dean Martin Kubala the Faculty of Science organizes a Christmas collection called „Nature for the children from Klokánek“ (Příroda dětem z Klokánku). The proceeds are for children from the Olomouc’s Klokánek, a facility of the Endangered Children Fund. As in the previous year, you can contribute to the transparent account 2501674563/2010 from November 21 to December 16, 2022.
Klokánek is a project of the Endangered Children Fund, which aims to offer children temporary family care until they can return to their families or until the situation is resolved. In accordance with international and Czech legal standards, an endangered child is considered to be a child who is at risk of torture, abuse or neglect. Helping children at risk is a core activity of the Endangered Children Fund.
Events planned in 2023
|Open Day||January 14, 2023|
|Window into Practice||April 4, 2023|
|Student Scientific Competition - Dean's Award||May 4, 2023|
|Olomouc Museum Night||May 19, 2023|
|Children's Day||June 1, 2023|
|Science Fair||June 16, 2023|
|European Heritage Days||September 8, 2023|
|Researchers' Night||September 29, 2023|
The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, December 19, 2022.