Grants under the UGS competition may be awarded only to students enrolled in a DSP at CZU.
Applicants/researchers must be registered as DSP students throughout the period of execution of the Student Grant.
The mandatory work capacity of the principal researcher of a Student Grant is 0.5 workload.
The work capacity of other researchers must fall within the range of 0.1-0.5 workload per person.
The maximum number of other researchers of one team Student Grant is four DSP students.
The period of a Student Grant is 12 to 18 months.
One student may work as a researcher in only one grant awarded in the competition.
Themes of Student Grants must not be identical with themes of dissertations of all researchers of the given project.
An application for a Student Grant must specify precisely work capacities of involvement of the individual members of the research team, expressed in the extent of the individual workloads, and corroborate the researchers’ and mentor’s hitherto experience with the problem solved (e.g. in a form of signed CVs or Letters of Intent).
An application for a Student Grant must provide a summary of each researcher’s educational objectives (each researcher must complete an educational activity choosing from the offer of the project “Improvement in Quality of the Internal Grant Scheme at CZU” in the minimum length of 24 hours), the fulfilment of which will be evaluated in the Final Report submitted for the given Student Grant.
The applicant will not draw funds from other EU financial instruments, National programmes and other grant programmes for eligible costs in the submitted grant, which are to be funded from this call. At the same time, co-funging from dedicated support for specific university research (e.g. IGA) cannot be used in solving this Student Grant.
All researchers with work capacity equalling 0.3 workload and higher must complete at least one educational/research activity abroad during the period of the Student Grant (e.g. internship, summer school, research stay, active participation in conferences).
CZU announces the competition in four classification fields of research and development (Frascati Manual – the OECD structure of fields here), specifically in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, and the field combining Social Sciences and Humanities?and Arts.
Funds will be distributed over the individual fields of science on a pro rata basis, according to the number of formally correct grant applications in the individual fields, taking into consideration the long-term plans of CZU regarding doctoral study programmes and research carried out by DSP students.
In total, the amount of CZK 33,191,812.50 will be divided among all fields of science.
The competition will be announced between 16 September 2020 and 01 October 2020. The deadline for submission of applications will be determined on the day of announcement of the competition at the latest, and duration of the competition period will be in the range of 75 to 90 days. Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 12:00 noon, marks the end of the competition period.
Unless it is possible to select an adequate number of Student Grants for financing in the first round of the competition, a second round may be announced (length of the time-limit for submission of grants will not exceed 30 days, and subject of other conditions - e.g. individual grants will be allowed for submission, etc.).
An application for a Student Grant, including all annexes thereto, must be prepared and submitted in English.
The execution of all projects will commence on 01 May 2021.