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News on projects

Here you can find information about current calls (open call) concerning the Faculty of Informatics. Further information can be found on our Research Funding webpage . Information not only about projects, grant calls, research at MU can be found on the MU Portal. The RMU Research Department publishes a Newsletter, where you can find information about ongoing and upcoming calls and events v/v, and also has a new project IMPROVE, which gives the MU Research Department more opportunities to provide information, organize workshops, assist in the preparation of the proposal and subsequent implementation of the project. Scientists can also use the Anlupa.cz application, which allows easy automatic search and monitoring of calls for research, experimental development and innovation projects announced by national and foreign grant providers.

We would like to ask those of you who are thinking about joining grant calls to inform us promptly by email at veda@fi.muni.cz or in person at the Research Support, Projects and Cooperation with Industrial Partners Department. Please allow approximately 7 working days prior to the funder's deadline for submission of proposals to the FI, unless otherwise stated for an individual call.

The Faculty of Informatics of MU became a recipient of the HR AWARD in April 2021, more information can be found on the Faculty's website. MU has also approved the Masaryk University Gender Equality Plan ( GEP), the link is available here .

Upcoming seminars

Currently open calls, information on reporting

International

European Commission

  • Open call for ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANTS - deadline 2.2.2023. Max. amount of support awarded is €2 million for 5 years for researchers 7-12 years after obtaining their PhD. More information can be found on the FTO portal, the European Commission website or the Czech Technology Centre.
    If you are interested in applying for a grant, please contact J. Halámková.
  • MSCA4Ukraine call open - open to researchers from Ukraine. The application should be submitted by the host organisation, preferably as soon as the portal opens, i.e. 24 October 2022, proposals can be submitted until the allocated amount is exhausted.
    For more information on the call, please contact Jana Halamkova.
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks, Industrial Doctorates or Joint Doctorates call is open - this is a call to support doctoral programmes through partnerships between universities, research institutions and research infrastructures, businesses (including SMEs), and other socio-economic actors from different countries in Europe and beyond.
    Selected criteria:
    - the consortium consists of at least 3 institutions from different countries; at least 1 partner must be an EU Member State
    - max. 40% support per consortium member
    - each partner must have at least 1 candidate
    - the candidate must be enrolled in a doctoral programme in at least one EU Member State (in the case of Joint Doctorates, in at least two EU Member States)
    - the candidate may be of any nationality but must not have resided in the territory of the 'Host Institution' for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.
    - min. duration of stay is 3 months, max. 36 months
    - total EU contribution for MSCA DN is max. 360 PM, for MSCA ID and MSCA JD is max. 540 PM
    Detailed information on the call can be found on the EC portal.
    Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 November 2022
  • A new Hop On call is open, which allows one additional partner from the so-called Widening Countries (i.e. including the Czech Republic) to join a consortium funded under the Pillar 2 clusters and the Horizon Europe Pillar 3 EIC Pathfinder projects with a signed grant agreement and without any other partner from the Widening Countries. The proposal for the accession of a new partner is submitted by the coordinator (after approval by the whole consortium).
    - The new partner can increase the budget by up to EUR 0.2-0.5 million, of which a maximum of 10% can go to the coordinator
    - deadlines for the collection of proposals (cut-off date) - 10.11.2022
    - projects without representation of Widening countries are eligible for the increase; they will be published on the F&T portal on an ongoing basis
  • The Faculty of Informatics of MU became a recipient of the HR AWARD in April 2021, more information can be found on the Faculty's website. MU also has an approved Gender Equality Plan/ Masaryk University Gender Equality Plan (GEP), link available here .
  • Erasmus+ projects - EC calls and deadlines for Erasmus+ cooperation projects can be found here.

J. William Fulbright Commission

  • The J. William Fulbright Commission is an intergovernmental Czech-American organization established to promote educational, scientific and cultural exchanges between the Czech Republic and the USA through scholarship programs and advisory and information services. The main focus of the Fulbright Commission's work is the administration of government scholarships and other programs for study, research and teaching in the U.S. for Czech citizens and vice versa for U.S. scholarship holders at academic institutions in the Czech Republic. The administration of the programs includes activities related to the selection process and the scholarship holders' stay in the U.S. or the Czech Republic. For more information, including current offers, please visit the Fulbright Commission' s website .

Other opportunities for international cooperation

  • MIT-Czech Republic Seed Fund - open to all disciplines; deadline December 13, 2022. Max. support is 25 0000 USD/project. Funds can be used to cover travel and accommodation costs associated with working meetings and research internships. More information can be found here.

Internment projects for faculty members

  • An overview of possible sources of internalisation for faculty members can be found here, these are collaborations in the areas of mobility, partnership development and training, innovation, etc.

National

Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR)

  • The National Grant Agency has launched a call for Polish-Czech projects on the principle of LA evaluation with the expected start of the project in 2024. The Polish agency NCN acts as LA and GACR as partner organisation. The deadline on the Polish side is 15 December 2022, the Czech part of the application can be submitted until 22 December 2022 (within 7 days). The projects submitted to this call will count towards the maximum number of project proposals submitted to calls with an expected start date of 2024. For more information, please visit the GAČR website .
  • Currently, it is also possible to submit projects to international calls for LA grants with other countries where the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic acts as a partner organisation. Deadline is governed by the rules of the foreign agency, now it is possible to submit proposals with Germany (continuous call), Austria (continuous call) and USA (continuous call). More detailed information can be found on the GACR website, on the MU Portal and faculty information in IS. On the GACR website you can also find a video tutorial on how to fill out a proposal in GRIS. We ask any interested parties to inform the project support for GACR Ing. Komárková as soon as possible.
  • The Grant Agency has published opportunities to support Ukrainian scientists and students. It recommends to expand the existing research teams with scientists and students from Ukraine. It also invites the proposers of this year's competitions to include Ukrainian scientists and students in the research teams and draws the attention of Ukrainian scientists to the possibility of participating in the current GACR competitions, especially POSTDOC INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIP INCOMING. Further information is available on the GACR website .
  • The Grant Agency has published the Measures taken in the context of the covid-19 epidemic for projects in 2022. Further information is available on the GACR website .

Municipality of Brno (MMB)

Ministry of Culture (MK - NAKI)

Ministry of Youth, Education and Sports (MŠMT)

Ministry of the Interior (MoI)

  • The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the 2nd call for proposals for the Strategic Support for the Development of Security Research in the Czech Republic 2019-2025 IMPACT 1 - Subprogramme 3: Development of Security Research Initiative. This Subprogramme aims to support the development of internationalisation initiatives in the security research community, which is further subdivided into three sub-objectives:
    1. to provide support for the international project initiative of established departments,
    2. to provide support for strengthening institutional contacts with leading institutes abroad,
    3. to provide adequate and effective information facilities to support internationalisation efforts and internal organisation of the community.
    Supported projects must be directed towards fulfilling at least one of the above sub-objectives. The project proposal must be submitted through ISTA by November 9, 2022, the deadline for submission of the FI proposal is November 2, 2022. Detailed information on the competition, including the call for proposals, can be found on the ISTA website and the MUNI Portal. If any of you are considering submitting a proposal to this program, please inform Ing. Dana Komárková as soon as possible.

Ministry of Health (MoH)

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA ČR)

  • The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has announced a new SIGMA programme, the deadline for submission of proposals to TAČR is 14 December 2022. The deadline for submission of final proposals to FI is 8 December. If you are interested in this competition, please contact Ing. Komárková as soon as possible.
  • The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has opened the 8th public competition TREND Technology Leaders (5G Networks). More information can be found here. The deadline for submission of proposals is 23 November 2022. If you are interested in this competition, please contact Ing. Komárková as soon as possible.
  • The Czech Technology Agency also has an open CHIST-ERA Call Open research Data. This call addresses the issue of open research data and software in terms of their potential re-use. It aims to create conditions for research in any field based on open or shared data and software. It is a single round call. The deadline is 14.12.2022. Detailed information on the programme can be found on the TAČR website.
  • The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic also has an open call for the BETA2 programme, which is a public procurement programme in applied research and innovation for the needs of government. Detailed information on the programme can be found on the TAČR website.

MU projects

MU Grant Agency (GAMU)

  • GAMU has an open call HORIZONS - Support for the preparation of international grants. Applications for support are submitted on a rolling basis. Support is intended for costs associated with the preparation of extremely prestigious and important projects from international funders (e.g. European Commission programmes). For more information, please visit the GAMU - HORIZONS website or contact Jana Halámková at FI.
  • GAMU has an open call MASH - MUNI Award in Science and Humanities Applications for support are due by 10 December 2022. The main goal of MASH is to bring outstanding and successful external scientists to MU and to offer them such conditions that they are motivated to stay, work for MU and produce outstanding scientific results in the long term. For more information, please visit the GAMU - MASH page or contact Jana Halámková at FI.
  • GAMU has an open call for MASH JUNIOR - MUNI Award in Science and Humanities JUNIOR. Applications for support are due by 10 December 2022. The main goal of MASH JUNIOR is to create conditions for the early achievement of autonomy in research for exceptionally promising researchers shortly after Ph.D.; accelerate the career progression of talented scientists; facilitate the preparation of prestigious grants, and strengthen "brain circulation". For more information, please visit the GAMU- MASH JUNIOR page or contact Jana Halámková at FI.

Specific university research

  • The Rector of MU has announced the competition for Specific Undergraduate Research 2023. The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 October 2022. Proposals are submitted via the template in ISEP. Further information can be found here, or you can contact Jana Halamkova at FI.

Faculty of Informatics MU - Student Research and Development Projects (FI Dean's Programme)

CTT MU

MU Internal Grant Agency - IGA MU