The department provides and coordinates activities aimed at administrative and technical support for proposers and processors of scientific research, education and investment projects at all of the university departments. It administers and updates the databases of project plans and contact partners of projects.
The department communicates with state administration, grant agencies (TACR, GACR, National Agency for Agricultural Research, 7.RP, H2020 /EK/, the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Crafts of the Czech Republic) and develops cooperation with domestic and foreign partner universities and private companies in the respective areas.
The department organizes thematic information seminars focused on the issue of the preparation and processing of project proposals. It provides procedural and informational support for project researchers within domestic and foreign grant agencies. It consults contentious points in the rules of tender documentation for relevant grant agencies and ensures collective submission of project proposals by due dates to the grant agencies.
The department monitors the development of the external environment, in particular of the strategy of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation, the long-term intention of The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the results of international research, development and innovation audits, and implements them in strategic documents of CULS.
The department evaluates the success/failure of submitted project applications (informing of unsuccessful applicants and assistance in removing deficiencies, conducting appeal proceedings with grant agencies). It creates statistics and ensures the organization and implementation of checks on the request of providers of financial grants.