Associate Professor Martina Hřebíčková taking over Social Sciences and Humanities, professor Martin Hartl becomes Vice-President

Effective from October, the Czech government appointed doc. PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, DSc., member of the Presidium who will be responsible for Social Sciences and Humanities. In this position, she succeeds Vice-President prof. Ing. Stanislava Hronová, CSc., dr. h. c. who completed her second term in office. Prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D., responsible for Technical Sciences, became Vice-President of the Czech Science Foundation.

Martina Hřebíčková

Doc. PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, DSc., , is engaged in psychological research at the Institute of Psychology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). The focus of her research interest is personality psychology and social psychology, she is an expert in the trait approach and the structure of personality traits. She studied psychology and Russian language at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Masaryk University in Brno, in 1995 she defended her dissertation at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University. She received her associate professorship at the Faculty of Arts of the Masaryk University in Brno. She has been involved in the preparation of more than 80 publications indexed on the Web of Science, and is one of the most frequently cited social scientists in the country. She has represented the Czech Republic on the steering committee of the European Association of Personality Psychology and serves as editor of the international journal Personality Science. She has been awarded several times for her scientific research activities. She has been the recipient of the Otto Wichterle Prize of the CAS, and the Jiří Hoskovec Prize awarded by the Czech-Moravian Psychological Society for her significant contribution to the development of Czech psychology. She has experience in leading research institutions, panels, committees, departments, projects and teams. She is also involved in the evaluation of science in committees and panels at the Council for Research, Development and Innovation of the Czech government, the  Charles University, and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

About the Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation

The Presidium of GA CR is appointed by the government of the Czech Republic upon the nomination of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation. It is composed of five members representing five basic scientific disciplines – Technical Sciences (prof. Ing. Martin Hartl, Ph.D.), Life Sciences (RNDr. Alice Valkárová, DrSc.), Medical and Biological Sciences (prof. MUDr. Mgr. Milan Jirsa, CSc.), Social Sciences and Humanities (assoc. prof. PhDr. Martina Hřebíčková, DSc.), and Agricultural and Biological-Environmental Sciences (assoc. prof. RNDr. Petr Baldrian, Ph.D. – President of the Czech Science Foundation). The term in office of the members of the Presidium is four years, and a maximum of two consecutive terms is possible. GACR President is the governing body of the Czech Science Foundation.

The Presidium approves the publication of public tenders in research and development, and decides on the execution of contracts for the provision of funding, i.e. on the award of grants to scientific projects on the basis of the evaluation of the discipline committees and panels of the Czech Science Foundation. The Presidium also coordinates the activities of these advisory bodies, and appoints and removes their members.