Outstanding projects

JUNIOR STAR 2023 projects of foreign investigators 18. 1. 2024

Internationalisation and international cooperation are one of the priorities of the Czech Science Foundation (GACR). The number of project proposals submitted by foreign applicants increases every year and so does the ratio of foreign investigators to Czech ones. JUNIOR STAR projects are no exception in this matter. These grants are intended for excellent scientists in […]

Balanced pond fish nutrition concept 27. 1. 2023

Thanks to a project supported by the GACR, Associate Professor Mraz’s research team is investigating how balanced fish nutrition can influence nutrient excretion and combat undesirable eutrophication in Central European carp ponds, thus helping to counteract negative environmental impacts. Central European standing water bodies, the main part of them consisting of carp ponds, suffer from strong […]

Evolution of aposematic patterns in large Müllerian mimetic systems 2. 12. 2022

Insects dominate the Earth’s biodiversity; nevertheless, the vertebrates are primarily employed as models in evolutionary and conservation research, and insects have been neglected. The team headed by Ladislav Bocak from the Czech Advanced Technology and Research Institute (CATRIN) in Olomouc carried out the GACR project “Evolution of aposematic patterns in large Müllerian mimetic systems” that focused […]

Researchers develop novel methods to improve macroeconomic forecasting 28. 7. 2022

An international team of researchers, led by economists from Masaryk University, have created new modelling tools that allow for more precise predictions of macroeconomic variables such as GDP growth, inflation or interest rates. Novel economic methods developed within the Dynamic Forecast Averaging of Macroeconomics Models project, supported by GA CR, may contribute significantly to evidence-based […]

Researchers have developed new plasma lamps based on thin ceramic substrates. They will be used to clean surfaces or to increase seed production 29. 6. 2021

Research dealing with the development of thin flexible ceramic substrates with optimized electrical properties for plasma sources was evaluated as excellent by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. Under the leadership of professors Martin Trunec and Mirko Černák, a team of experts from CEITEC BUT and the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University worked […]

Bird communities as bioindicator of environment quality of urban areas 10. 6. 2021

Urbanization is increasing across the globe, and urban areas constitute one of the fastest growing land-use types. Several studies highlighted how biodiversity plays an important role in conserving ecosystem function and how urbanization reduces the resilience of ecosystems. However, approaches focused on different and complementary biodiversity measures are needed to understand how specific elements of […]

Czech Science Foundation Approves Funding for New Standard Projects 1. 12. 2020

The Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation (“GACR”) has decided which standard projects to finance in the area of basic research in the upcoming year. Standard projects will be funded along with EXPRO, JUNIOR STAR, and international projects. Another 60 (approximately) projects will receive funding depending on the current availability of funds after partner organisations […]

Unique Research Has Showed the Benefits of Surface Treatment of Particles in Ceramics 5. 10. 2020

Research dealing with the improvement of the properties of fine-grained advanced ceramics using cold plasma was rated as excellent by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. Group of experts from CEITEC BUT and the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University participated under the leadership of professor Karel Maca. The basic three-year research has discovered […]

The relationship between fish and bivalve molluscs is an excellent model system for studying survival and the risk of coexistence in a rapidly changing environment 17. 12. 2019

The project dealt with various aspects of inter-population variability in the success rate of biological invasions and their impact on native species. Experimental and field studies in the areas of invasion and original occurrence were combined. Population genetic studies of both native and invasive species were also an important part of the project. The project […]

Compared to the situation in Western Europe and the USA, Czech suburbs are not at risk of segregation 11. 12. 2019

During 2014 – 2016, the team led by doc. Martin Ouředníček, the Head of the Research Team of the Urban and Regional Laboratory and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science of the Charles University, carried out the GACR project “Dynamics of social environment and spatial mobility in metropolitan regions of the Czech Republic”. The main […]


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