The Czech Science Foundation signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

The President of GACR signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research on 14 May 2018 in Moscow. This memorandum will offer an exciting opportunity to Czech scientists to establish new collaborations in basic research with their Russian colleagues. The first bilateral call will be announced next year. The duration of each project will be 3 years.

Announcement of the EXPRO PROJECTS public tender

The Czech Science Foundation announce a Public Tender in Research, Experimental Development and Innovation for the Support of Basic Research Grant Projects – EXPRO, which are supposed to start being carried out in 2019.

The tender period begins on 15 May 2018.

The submission of project proposals is possible until 28. June 2018.

The tender document for the EXPRO public tender and forms of solemn declarations to prove eligibility are to be found at this page

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Tender Document for EXPRO – 2019

In the second quarter of 2018 a public tender will be launched for a new group of grant projects of excellence in basic research - EXPRO

The goal of the new EXPRO grant projects is to support research teams led by top internationally recognized scientists or young scientists with a convincing potential for excellence. We aim to direct our support towards already existing excellence or where we hope it may emerge, and thus enhance the quality of Czech science. Excellent research depends on top scientists and is often executed through “high risk - high gain” projects, as we can see for example in European Research Council (ERC) projects.

Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee – Support of ERC Grant Applicants

European Research Council (ERC) published an announcement of the new initiative "Fellowship to visit ERC Grantee" on the ERC website on 19. 1. 2016. At the beginning of 2016, ERC stated in its report that certain countries of the European Union have considerably lower representation of scientists in ERC calls, which among others leads to an unused research potential. ERC therefore appealed to responsible national agencies to set up programmes of national fellowships to visit ERC projects.