Czech Science Foundation to Fund Nearly 50 EXPRO and JUNIOR STAR Projects 2. 11. 2020

The Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) has selected 16 EXPRO and 30 JUNIOR STAR projects to fund, starting next year. Both grant categories aim to support excellence in all areas of basic research. JUNIOR STAR grants are designed to give young scientists in their early careers the opportunity to carry out their own research. The EXPRO […]

Top Five Scientific Projects Win the Czech Science Foundation President’s Award 30. 9. 2020

(Prague, 23 September 2020) Alice Valkárová, President of the Czech Science Foundation (“GACR”) presented her awards to five scientists for their excellence in research within projects completed in 2019. These prestigeous awards have been presented since 2003, serving as proof of the superior quality of basic research in the Czech Republic, and confirming the significance […]

GRIS downtime 4. 8. 2020

We would like to inform you about the planned closure of the GRIS system on 7 August from 12:00 to 10 August at 8:00 due to system maintenance and technology upgrades. The system will not be available during the outage. Thank you for your understanding.

GACR helps scientists handle the COVID-19 situation 3. 8. 2020

The Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation has been creating and updating a number of rules for managing projects in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes include deadline extensions, more leeway in dedicated workload, and eligibility of new types of costs. Here is the complete overviews of the measures. “The current situation is […]

New measures for projects implemented in 2020 3. 6. 2020

In connection with the global restrictions against the spread of COVID-19 and in an effort to improve the situation for project investigators supported by the Czech Science Foundation (GACR), the GACR Presidium approved another set of transitional measures for grant projects. The measures we have announced earlier can be found at this link. Eligible costs […]


In an effort to improve the situation for research teams, the GACR Presidium in connection with the declaration of an emergency, restrictions on movement and personal communication approved temporary changes in the definition of eligible costs. Changes in the course of the grant project: transfers between basic structure items of the allocated grant funds to […]

New deadline for the submission of project proposals based on the Lead Agency principle 26. 3. 2020

Dear applicants, The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has extended the submission deadline for the project proposals until 8 April 2020. For the cooperation within CEUS initiative, the submission deadline for project proposals when GACR is in the role of Lead Agency is newly 4 May 2020. Thank you for your understanding.

Statement of the GACR Presidium to the announced public tenders to support projects with the expected start of implementation in the year 2021 19. 3. 2020

In the context of the coronavirus epidemic in the Czech Republic, the scientific community warns that the announcement of a state of emergency disrupts the preparation of project proposals in the currently announced public tenders. In an effort to respond to the current state of emergency and to accommodate as much as possible all researchers, […]

Cooperation with Swiss agency SNSF has been started 28. 11. 2019

On 27 November 2019, GACR President signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss National Science Foundation on bilateral cooperation on the Lead Agency principle. This new cooperation enables scientists from the Czech Republic to carry out scientific projects in basic research with new foreign partners. The first call is announced now with the SNSF […]

Cooperation within CEUS initiative has been started 22. 11. 2019

On Monday 17 June 2019, the highest representatives of GACR, FWF (Austria), NCN (Poland) and ARRS (Slovenia) solemnly signed the “CEUS – Central European Science Partnership” Lead Agency Agreement: Memorandum of Understanding on the unilateral administration and mutual recognition of evaluation procedures. This new cooperation enables scientists from the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland and Slovenia […]


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