MEYS – Call for project proposals in V4 + Republic of Korea format
The call focuses on cooperation in the Clean Energy and Bio and Material fields. The consortium can be composed of at least 3 partners: Korea + 2 V4 (different countries), Korea + 3 V4, Korea + 4 V4. 1+1 consortium model is not possible. The text of the call and further information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) or on the Projects website. Deadline for submission of project applications to the MEYS is 12 May 2023, faculty deadline: 8 May 2023 (green request form "košilka" + Brief project information). Queries may be addressed to Ing. Tea Pokorná (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HORIZON EUROPE – MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (European/Global)
Under the Marie Curie-Skłodowska Actions of the Horizon Europe programme, the European Commission funds research and innovation projects to support the careers of top researchers through mobility and innovative postdoctoral training. The aim is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of PhD researchers who want to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility.
The call for MSCA PF 2023 applications will be open: April 12, 2023 – September 13, 2023.
- 2 types of MSCA: European Fellowship (EU countries + associated countries, 12-24 months) and Global Fellowship (12-24 months + 12 months return part in EU + associated countries)
- PF conditions: min. Ph.D., you can apply max. 8 years after Ph.D. defense (extended by maternity leave)
- Funding: from HE (project evaluation above 93%), from ERA Fellowships (above 91% of project evaluation), from OP JAK – MSCA (70-90% of project evaluation; 5% co-financing from the department)
In case of interest, please, contact Ing. Tea Pokorná (email@example.com).
MEYS – Announcement of 2 calls QuantERA ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies II.
- Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR, involving basic research projects)
- Applied Quantum Science (AQS, involving applied research projects)
QuantERA Program ERA-NET Cofund in Quantum Technologies II. supports research in the field of quantum technologies. The complete wording of these calls, including the list of participating countries, funding organizations, time schedule, definition of key objectives, supported areas, expected project impacts, or forms for project proposals can be found on this website, all information about the calls are available in the Call Announcement document.
Both calls are single-round with the deadline for submitting project proposals no later than May 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. CET; faculty deadline: May 9, 2023. More information can be found on the DPS website or contact Ing. Tea Pokorná (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
INTERREG EUROPE – 2nd call
The Interreg Europe programme has announced the 2nd call for project submissions. The deadline for submission has been set to 9 June 2023 12:00 (faculty deadline: 5 June 2023). This is a call for proposals for interregional cooperation projects with an expected implementation period of 4 years and a funding rate of up to 80% from the ERDF. The Interreg Europe programme primarily supports the exchange and transfer of experience, innovative approaches and capacity building between public authorities and other policy-making organisations across Europe to improve their policy instruments, regional development, including programmes under the Investment for employment and growth objective. More information can be found on Interreg Europe or on the DPS Projects website (in Czech).
TA CR – QuantERA II Call 2023: Quantum Technologies Research Call
The international call QuantERA II Call 2023 is focused on research in quantum technologies.
- Quantum Phenomena and Resources (basic research)
- Applied Quantum Science (applied research)
Businesses and research organisations can apply for support. Project proposals may be submitted by international project consortia consisting of at least three eligible independent partners from countries selected by the provider.
TA CR – M-ERA.NET 3 Call
The ERA-NET Cofund M-ERA.NET 3 Call 2023 is aimed at supporting projects in the field of materials research and innovation.
- Sustainable advanced materials for energy
- Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
- High performance composites
- Functional materials
- Advanced materials and technologies for health applications (TA CR can’t fund projects connected to Regenerative medicine)
- Next generation materials for advanced electronics
Projects may be submitted by international consortia consisting of at least 3 partners from at least 3 participating countries (of which at least 2 EU member states or associated countries).
Change of rules in archiving project contracts and amendments
According to the instructions from the Rector's Legal Office (in Czech: RUP PO), project contracts and amendments will no longer be sent for archiving to the Mgr. Pučálková, but they will be archived in the following way from 17 March 2023:
- Electronically signed project contracts/addenda will be archived as before in Central Contract Register (in Czech: CES), on a shared drive 3905 and sent by e-mail to the researchers of the UP Faculty of Science for archiving at their discretion. In the future, contracts/addenda should be signed mainly electronically.
- Physically signed project contracts/addenda will be archived according to the number of copies on 3905 and at the workplaces of the researchers, as well as by scanning in CES and on the shared drive 3905.
Signing of project contracts and amendments
Please note that in the context of entering contracts and amendments into the Central Contract Register (in Czech CES) with publication in the Register of Contracts (in Czech RS) of the Ministry of the Interior, e.g. when signing a contract electronically, the annexes to the contract should be part of the signed file, just as when signing a physical contract, the annexes must be submitted together with the contract for signature. Therefore, we kindly ask the investigators/co-investigators to check the completeness of the contracts (addenda) before signing them. If, for example, the other party sends an incomplete contract, this should be pointed out to them and negotiate a rectification.
Request form for signing the contract/amendment by the Rector
The Department of Project Support (DPS) would like to ask the project investigators not to re-enter and make corrections to the electronic request form (in Czech “košilka”) after printing the form (Request for signing the contract/amendment by the Rector). The corrections should always be made by hand with a pen in the form. If the changes are made to the electronic version of the form, it will fall into the CES trash, and the form cannot be found and accepted for processing. In case of queries, please contact Mgr. Silvie Šavrňáková (email@example.com, +420 737 109 826).
Preparation and reporting of mobilities
All students going on study stays and internships abroad must inform the international section of the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Science UP about their intention to go and the beginning and end of their trip. We also ask all lecturers, who intend to go abroad within the Erasmus+ programme, to contact the international section of the Student Affairs Office of the Faculty of Science first
Information about foreign students who will come for an internship and about foreign experts who will come as part of Erasmus+ must be sent to the international office in advance by the department to which they are to come.
Contact: Dana Gronychová (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Scholarships for Czech language assistants at schools in Bavaria (Germany)
The Free State of Bavaria is announcing a selection process for the positions of Czech language teaching assistants in schools in Bavaria. The offer is intended for students under 29 years of age with min. a successfully completed fourth semester of study at a university in the Czech Republic, usually in the fields of German studies or German language teaching. The stays last from the beginning of September 2023 to the end of February 2024 or from March to the end of July 2024. More information can be found in the offer details. Applications should be sent by email by April 30, 2023 to email@example.com.
The regular meeting of the Academic Senate FS UP will take place on April 19, 2023 at 13:00 in the 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).
Elections to the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science
The elections to the Academic Senate will be held on:
- 26 April 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Faculty of Science, 17. listopadu 12
- 27 April 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the library of the Faculty of Science at the Holice campus, Šlechtitelů 27
All details can be found on this website.
Student Scientific Competition – Dean's Award
All students of the Faculty of Science are eligible to compete for the extraordinary scholarship in the ‘Student Scientific Competition – Dean's Award’ in the sections of Mathematics and Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology and Environment, and Earth Sciences. It is also possible to enrol in the poster section. The competition takes place on 4 May 2023 and you can register until 1 May on the website, where you can also find detailed information.
Window into Practice
The Window into Practice job fair will take place on Tuesday 4 April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the main building of the Faculty of Science. The 16th year of the fair is organised by the Faculty of Science together with the UP Career Centre and the Moravian University of Olomouc. Employers will offer permanent jobs, part-time jobs and internships at the event. The programme will also include individual career counselling, mock interviews, competitions and lectures. Details can be found at www.oknodopraxe.upol.cz (in Czech).
Foreign prospective students
The English faculty website for prospective student has been updated. If you have a prospective PhD student in English who has already agreed on a topic with the department, you can refer him/her to this website for further information on the application process.
Foreign PhD students
The foreign doctoral students agenda is now completely in charge of Mrs. Waleria Słowiková (firstname.lastname@example.org) from the international section of the Study Affairs Office. Other English study programmes (Bachelor and Master) as well as foreign internships and mobilities (i.a. within the Erasmus+) fall within the competence of Mrs. Dana Gronychová (email@example.com).
State doctoral examination and dissertation defense
When submitting your dissertation or application for the state doctoral examination, adhere to the requirements and deadlines listed on the website in the section for Doctoral Study. Keep in mind that it needs to be done at least 3 months in advance.
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.
Reservation – gravel car park
On Tuesday, 4 April 2023, the Faculty of Science's gravel car park, located next to the main building, will be reserved for guests of the Window into Practice fair in the morning hours. The event is hosted by our faculty. Parking spaces will again be available to our staff after 10:15 a.m.
Summer suburban camps
The University has a holiday programme for your children. Even though summer may still seem far away, registration for the 'Kids Summer' suburban camps is now open! For children and young people from 3 to 15 years of age, they are organized by the UP Academic Sport Centre. Detailed information and the registration form can be found at letodeti.cz (in Czech).
In the final phase of the student evaluation in the winter semester, the guarantors of the evaluated courses can publish individual or full comments and reactions from the lecturers to the students via the eval.upol.cz application by 18 April. Course guarantors should upload a summary report on the implementation of the course into the system.
Roll Up Your Sleeves!
Join the third year of the competition of Palacký University Olomouc faculties in free blood donation, or Roll Up Your Sleeves! You can donate blood or blood plasma in any donation point, throughout the Czech Republic until 21 April 2023 in order to support a good cause and the competitive spirit among UP faculties. The competition will measure the total volume of blood donated by students and employees of each individual faculty, and the percentage of donors among students. Joining the competition couldn’t be easier: just check out the website daruj.upol.cz/en/.
The next faculty Newsletter will be published on Monday, April 17, 2023.