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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 applicable and freely available software. The program aims to contribute to development free software while at the same time making visible the creative potential and professional skills of faculty students in a national and international context.

Student projects are mainly conducted by bachelor and / or master 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 the results achieved. The project can also be run by a doctoral student. If there is no employee at 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. The allocated funds can be used for regular monthly bonuses to students, or to cover other costs necessary for the realization of the project objectives. Funds may be claimed for a maximum of 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 (for example, the available version of the program) 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 in 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 a project proposal into ISEP (project draft 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 email, the proposal will be transferred to ISEP into implemented projects and the project will be awarded the contract. At this point, it is possible to start the project to solve and apply for a scholarship.

In the course of the project solution at 3-month intervals the solver introduces a short interim report on the project solution to 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 ISEP. The solver then presents and defends the project solution to a 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: until 18 November 2018 (including), the proposal must be submitted to ISEP (investor - MU, program framework - Dean's FI program). v / v FI until 19 November 2018 until 9 am
  • Deadline for the announcement of the results of the selection process: until 30 November 2018
  • Start of project funding: from 1 December 2018

Calls will be announced regularly 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 , November 26, 2018, starting at 2.00 pm 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:

  • Vague specification of 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 functionality of the program to be achieved (together with the appropriate time schedule). The project proposal must make it clear what is actually to be accomplished and subsequently controlled in the individual stages. It must also be clear what is the current status (eg existing program functionality) 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 should be clearly stated how the individual team members will be involved in the project and what is the estimated 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-founded cases (especially student projects are not intended to finance the participation of students 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 important to distinguish between the description of the current state and the description of the project goals (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 draw the missing data "from the context", the only facts for their decision are the explicit facts.

Approved projects to be funded