Introductory word

Dear colleagues,

Due to the current development of the coronavirus pandemic, the mandatory testing of employees ended on February 18 in the Czech Republic. For at least another fortnight the UP Crisis Team recommends optional voluntary employee testing for reasons of prevention. The employees can ask their supervisor to provide antigen test, purchased by the employer, and perform it at the workplace. Voluntary testing is not subject to any records and can be used a maximum of twice a week.

Science and Research

TA ČR – NCK Program: Information on commercialization in the 2nd public tender

In connection with the many inquiries concerning the conditions of commercialization in the 2nd public tender of the National Competence Center (NCK) Program, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic issued an information material that will help applicants better understand the conditions for reporting commercialization activities. More information can be found on this website (in Czech). Queries may be addressed to Mgr. Silvie Šavrňáková (

GAČR – tenders for 2023 announced

On February 15, 2022, the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GA ČR) announced calls for project proposals for standard projects, EXPRO, JUNIOR STAR, POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP and international and Lead Agency projects.

The official deadline of all calls is April 7, 2022. However, your project proposals should be send to of the Department of Project Support of the Faculty of Science already by Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by 12:00 (the Rector’s deadline is on April 1, 2022). The candidate's proof of eligibility will be sent to the GA ČR on behalf of UPOL. The approval of the faculty’s management ("zelená košilka") is required for submitting the proposal. Funded projects that succeed in the multi-stage evaluation process will be solved from 2023. More details here.


A new version of the draft schedule of calls for 2022 was published on the OP JAK website.

Interreg Europe

The 1st call for Intereg Europe will be open from April 5, 2022 to May 31, 2022. More information can be found on Interreg EUROPE or on the website PřF/Projekty (in Czech). On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the Interreg Europe Infoday took place – see an overview of all presentations (in Czech).

International and non-university affairs

AKTION Czech Republic – Austria

The deadline for submitting an application for a scholarship and submitting a proposal for a joint Czech-Austrian project (both in Czech) within the AKTION Czech Republic - Austria program is approaching.

Deadlines for submitting scholarship applications March 15, 2022 and April 15, 2022:

  • Deadline March 15, 2022:
    • Students of Master's and Doctoral programs can apply for a scholarship for the preparation of the final thesis for stays in the winter semester 2022/2023 in the length of 1-5 months. The monthly amount of the scholarship is € 1,050.
    • Academic staff can apply for research scholarships for stays of 1 to 3 months in the winter semester 2022/2023. The monthly amount of the scholarship is € 1,150.
    • Postdoctoral fellows/academic staff whose Ph.D. degree is not older than 10 years at the time of submitting application can apply for habilitation scholarships. The length of stay is 1 to 5 months. The monthly amount of the scholarship is € 1,200. This scholarship is announced only once a year and stays can be realized in the academic year 2022/2023.
  • Deadline April 15, 2022:
    • By this date, university teachers can apply for a scholarship for one-month research and lecture stays in the winter semester 2022/2023. The monthly amount of the scholarship is € 1,150. Scholarships can be applied for repeatedly. The scholarship application is filled in electronically via the portal. The deadline for submitting a project proposal is April 15, 2022 for projects that are being implemented in the period from July 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

The list of supported activities includes e. g. long-term cooperation projects, joint scientific events for students such as seminars or field trips, joint bilateral scientific events such as symposia, professional meetings and workshops, and many more. The full list can be found on the AKTION Czech Republic-Austria program website.

The joint Czech-Austrian project proposal is submitted by the Rector's Office of the university as an annex to the Application for a subsidy to the seat of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports. Instructions with detailed conditions can be found on the AKTION website. Those interested in project cooperation can also find out about the conditions for submitting a project proposal at the webinar on February 24, 2022. Please, register no later than two days before the webinar.

Academic Senate

The meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on March 9, 2022. Time and place will be specified. Detailed information and materials are published on the senate website (in Czech).

Study affairs

Online confirmation of study

You can print your confirmation of study online directly from your Portal.


Olomouc Cartographic Day

The 16th Olomouc Cartographic Day will take place on Friday, February 25, with the theme of Cartography and Culture. Among the invited guests are, for example, Miroslav Kindl, head of the Department of Ancient Art at the Olomouc Museum of Art and curator of the Dutch painting collection with a lecture "Cartography and Geoinformatics in Museums and Galleries", Martina Ireinová, researcher at the dialectology department of the Institute for the Czech Language of the Czech Academy of Sciences and co-author of the Czech Language Atlas with the lecture "Cartography in dialectology – Czech language dialect mapping", or sergeant first class Petr Hofman, who works as an aviation metrologist. His talk entitled "Cartography and Historical Architecture – Virtual Reconstruction of the Olomouc Bastion Fortress" will acquaint participants with basic information about the project, its phases and methods of virtual reconstruction. The Cartographic Day will take place from 10:00 to 14:00 in the auditorium of the Faculty of Science.

Scientific seminars on the topic Chemistry Digitally

The Department of Physical Chemistry invites to a series of lectures as a part of scientific seminars series on the topic of Chemistry Digitally. Michal Kovář will present a lecture on SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus sequencing in the Czech Republic on Wednesday, March 2, in the auditorium of the Faculty of Science. The next lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 13, when Martina Benešová will speak on the topic of Theranostics in Nuclear Medicine. Both seminars start at 13:15 and will be available online. Students can also enroll in seminars as a KFC/VSX course for 2 credits.

Academia Film Olomouc

Top scientific documentaries, inspiring lectures, film workshops, music productions, excursions, exhibitions and a program for children. The festival of all film fans and creators of Academia Film Olomouc, organized by Palacký University Olomouc, will take place from April 26 to May 1 this year and will bring the theme of Hope. The documentaries will be screened free of charge at the UP Art Center – Konvikt, at the Metropol cinema, the Regional Museum in Olomouc and other places in the city.

Lecture by theologian Tomáš Halík

Next week, the famous theologian, priest and professor of Charles University, Tomáš Halík, will visit Palacký University. On Wednesday, February 23, at 5:00 p.m., at the Faculty of Arts he will give a lecture entitled "Return or the Transformation of Religion", which will also be available online at He will also preside over the student mass in the Church of the Virgin Mary of the Snow. On Thursday, he will perform at the UP Student Club from 9:00, where he will be a guest of the cycle "I was also a doctoral student once...". Those interested in the discussion can register here.

Free courses on Chinese culture

UP Confucius Institute offers the opportunity to participate in sport activities such as taichi and table tennis. In addition, it is possible to enroll in Chinese painting and calligraphy courses! Those who attended a Chinese painting course last semester, should not miss its continuation. If you want to learn the basics of the Chinese language or to improve in it, do not hesitate to contact us and we will certainly find a suitable solution for you. We start from February 21.

For those interested in Chinese medicine, we offer a series of interesting lectures. The first one will take place on March 1, 2022 in the premises of the Confucius Institute at tř. Svobody 8. From March 8, 2022, you can come to practice the Chinese language with native speakers in our renewed club Czech-Chinese Corner.

All offered activities are FREE for UP staff and students!


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

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