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Student research and development projects

With a program to support student research and development projects, the Faculty of Informatics tries to stimulate the development of quality, generally usable and freely disseminated software. The program aims to contribute to development free software and at the same time to make visible the creative potential and professional skills of faculty students in the national and international context.

Student projects are mainly implemented by bachelor and / or master study students under the guidance of a staff member of the faculty who is the professional guarantor responsible for project management, coordination, management of financial resources and public presentation of achieved results. The project can also be run by a doctoral student. In the case that there is no employee of the Faculty of Informatics at the same time, one of the employees, such as the supervisor of the doctoral student, must take over the formal responsibility for the project.

The objectives of the project may or may not be of a scientific nature and may or may not be implemented within an existing faculty laboratory. Allocated funds can be used for regular monthly rewards to students, or to cover additional costs necessary for the realization of the project objectives. Funds can always be claimed for up to one year. Long-term projects can be supported repeatedly if their objectives are properly fulfilled.

Institutional support is intended for the further development of projects that already have some results (eg the development version of the program available) and their web presentation. Institutional support can not be obtained solely on the basis of a project 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. It is necessary to fill out the relevant form, to have it signed by the guarantor and deliver it to the Department of Research, Development and Doctoral Studies of the Faculty of Informatics before the expiration of the relevant deadline. It is also necessary to enter the project proposal into ISEP (Project Design Editor) and insert the signed proposal (pdf file) into the documents tab. We recommend consulting the project in advance with the workers Department of Research, Development and Doctoral Studies Faculty of Informatics.

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

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

After completion of the project, the final report must be prepared on the relevant form and delivered by the guarantor to the Department of Research, Development and Doctoral Studies of the Faculty of Informatics and also to insert it (in pdf) into ISEP. The solver subsequently presents and defends the project solution to a public presentation and defense, which takes place twice a year at FI.

The current call for submission of student research and development projects

  • Deadline for submitting the project: by March 28, 2019 (including), the proposal must be submitted to ISEP (investor - MU, program framework - Dean's FI program). v / v FI until 29 March 2019 to 9 pm
  • Deadline for the announcement of the results of the selection procedure: until 1 April 2019
  • Start of project financing: from 1 April 2019

Calls will be announced on a regular basis twice a year - in spring and autumn

Another call for submission of student research and development projects:
  • Deadline for submission of the Spring / Autumn project (date specified in the current call): beginning of March / November
  • Deadline for the announcement of the results of the selection process: end of March / November
  • Start of project financing: beginning of April / December

Public presentation and defense of completed projects

  • The current deadline for public presentation and defense of completed projects is Wednesday 26th November 2018 from 14.00 in the A218 lecture hall.

Common mistakes in project design

Based on experience with previous suggestions, we recommend avoiding the following errors that are likely to lead to the project being discarded:

  • The vague specification of the project goals. It is not enough to provide framework objectives (eg "development of Linux software for pdf files"), it is necessary to describe the specific outputs and / or the functionality of the program to be achieved (together with the appropriate timetable). The project proposal must make it clear what is actually to be done and controlled in the individual stages. It must also be clear what is the current status (eg the current functionality of the program) and how much work will be spent on the project solution.
  • Insufficient justification of financial costs. The main item in the project costs are usually scholarships for members of the team. It is necessary to clearly state how the individual team members will be involved in the project and what is the expected volume of their work. The members of the selection board must assess whether the required funding is proportionate to the expected benefit of the project. Travel money can only be requested in entirely exceptional and well-justified cases (in particular, student projects are not intended to finance student participation in scientific conferences, other sources should be used for this purpose).
  • Formal errors. The project proposal must be submitted on the relevant form and must contain all the required data. It is necessary to distinguish between the description of the current status and the description of the project objectives (for example, if a new plugin for an existing program is to be created within the project, it is not enough to state that this existing program is distributed under a free license. newly created plugin). The members of the commission can not derive missing data from the context, the only basis for their decision-making is the explicit facts.

Approved projects to be funded