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Student research and development projects

Through its program to support student research and development projects, the Faculty of Informatics seeks to stimulate the development of high-quality, generally usable and freely distributable software. The program aims to contribute to development free software and at the same time to raise the creative potential and professional skills of faculty students in a national and international context.

Student projects are realized mainly by students of bachelor and / or master studies under the leadership of a faculty employee who is the professional guarantor responsible for project solution, coordination, financial management and public presentation of the results achieved. The project can also be led by a doctoral student. If they are not employees of the Faculty of Informatics at the same time, one of the employees, eg the supervisor of the doctoral student, must take formal responsibility for the project.

The objectives of the project may or may not have the character of scientific work and may or may not be realized within one of the existing laboratories of the Faculty. The allocated funds can be used for regular monthly remuneration to students, or to cover other costs necessary for the realization of project objectives. Funds may be requested for a maximum of one year. Long-term projects can be supported repeatedly if their objectives are adequately met.

Institutional support is intended for further development of projects that already show some results (eg a development version of the program is available) and their web presentation exists. Institutional support cannot be obtained solely on the basis of a project plan, which is not further supported by at least partial results.


Project design and solution

The project proposal can be submitted based on the current call. Please fill in the project proposal electronically only in ISEP: title, proposer, date of solution, investor - Masaryk University, type of project - Internal projects FI, subroutine - Program to support student research and development projects, click yes / no - applied research, GDPR, ethics, role of the project - beneficiary, HS - Faculty of Informatics, Department, write a brief annotation and save. Subsequently, other tabs will be expanded and filled in (student support program for research and development projects, budget, people). Finally, in the approval tab you can close and el. approve. You can see the generated proposal in pdf in the approval tab. You can consult with the workers in advance about the project's intention and the uncertainties about completing the proposal Department of Research, Development and Doctoral Study Faculty of Informatics.

In case of project financing, the guarantor will be informed by e-mail, the proposal will be transferred in ISEP to the implemented projects and the project will be awarded a contract. At this moment it is possible to start solving the project and submit a proposal (via INET) for granting a scholarship.

During the project implementation at 3-month intervals, the investigator enters into the ISEP (implemented projects) a short interim report on the project solution.

Upon completion of the project, it is necessary to prepare a final report on the appropriate form and sign it to the Department of Research, Development and Doctoral Study of the Faculty of Informatics, and also submit it (in pdf) to ISEP (new submissions will be reported via ISEP). The researcher then presents and defends the project solution for public presentation and defense, which takes place twice a year at FI.


Current call for submission of student research and development projects

  • Deadline for submitting the project: by 13 November 2019 (inclusive), the proposal must be submitted in ISEP
  • Deadline for the announcement of the results of the selection procedure: until 30 November 2019
  • Start of project financing: from 1 December 2019

Calls will be announced regularly twice a year - in spring and autumn

Another call for student R&D projects:
  • Deadline for submitting the Spring / Autumn project (specific date to be stated in the current call): beginning of March / November
  • Deadline for the announcement of the results of the selection procedure: end of March / November
  • Start of project financing: beginning of April / December

Public presentation and defense of completed projects

  • The current date of the public presentation and defense of completed projects is Wednesday 30 May 2019 at 13.00 in the A218 auditorium.

Common design errors

Based on experience with previous proposals, we recommend to avoid the following errors, which will most likely lead to the rejection of the project:

  • Vague specification of project objectives. It is not enough to indicate the overall objectives (eg "development of software for working with pdf files for Linux"), it is necessary to describe the specific outputs and / or functionality of the program to be achieved (together with the respective timetable). It must be clear from the project proposal what is actually to be carried out in individual stages and subsequently checked. It must also be clear what is the current status (eg the current functionality of the program) and how much work will be done as part of the project solution.
  • Insufficient justification of financial costs. The main item in the project costs is usually scholarships for members of the research team. It is necessary to clearly state in what form the individual team members will be involved in the project and the expected volume of their work. The members of the selection committee must assess whether the required funding is proportional to the expected benefit of the project. Travel expenses can only be requested in very exceptional and well-justified cases (in particular, student projects are not intended to finance the participation of students in scientific conferences, other sources must be used for this purpose).
  • Formal errors. The project proposal must be submitted on the appropriate form and must contain all the required information. A distinction needs to be made between the description of the current status and the objectives of the project (for example, if a new plug-in for an existing program is to be created within a project, it is not enough to state that the existing program is distributed under a free license). newly created plugin). The members of the committee cannot "deduce the missing data from the context", the only basis for their decision making is explicitly stated facts.

Approved projects for funding