MUNI Award in Science and Humanities

About the MUNI Award

Outstanding scientists from all  fields of research are invited to apply for the prestigious individual MUNI Award in Science and Humanities. This is in the Czech context an exceptional grant funded by the internal Grant Agency of Masaryk University (GAMU). It gives the researcher sufficient financial support and facility to further develop excellency in his/her research. Thus, MUNI Award creates a unique career opportunity.

The award offers the opportunity to get:

  • 5 years long tenure-track professorship with a possibility of gaining a permanent contract.
  • A budget of approx. CZK 5 million a year for a 5 year period (in total approx. EUR 1 million)
  • Associate or full professorship.
  • Laboratory and office space for a research team.
  • Welcome service and administrative support.

 


MUNI Award holders

Call for 2019

Deadline for application 23rd September 2019
Evaluation  October, November 2019
Interview and negotiation December 2019
Starting date 2020 (open to negotiation)

 


 

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RULES OF THE CALL

Who may apply?

  1. An ERC holder or any other prestigious individual grant.
  2. An ERC applicant (Starting Grant or Consolidator Grant) with a mark of A from the step 2 of the ERC evaluation process who was not funded because of the limited budget of ERC funds.
  3. Other applicants who can show the outstanding subject competence and a proven track record of high-quality scientific productivity as judged by publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals adequate to  an applicant a) or b)

The award holder is expected to have a full-time job at Masaryk University.

Application Requirements

Applications must be sent to Masaryk University by the deadline: 23rd September 2019.

E-mail: gamu@muni.cz


1. A holder of an ERC  or any other prestigious individual grant will send:

  • A record of obtaining the ERC grant or any other prestigious individual grant.
  • A CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, teaching, involvement in research grants, etc.
  • A Cover Letter including the key technical or staff requirements.

2. An ERC applicant (Starting Grant or Consolidator Grant) with a mark of A from Step 2 of the ERC evaluation process who was not funded because of the limited budget of ERC funds will send:

  • Basic information about the ERC proposal, form B of the proposal and its Evaluation Summary Report.
  • A CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, teaching, involvement in research grants, etc.
  • Contact information for at least three referees.
  • A Cover Letter including the key technical or staff requirements.

3. Other applicants who can show outstanding subject competence and a proven track record of high-quality scientific productivity as judged by publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals adequate to an applicant a) or b) will send:

  • A project in the scope of form B1 of an ERC grant.
  • A CV including a summary of work experience, publication activity, teaching, involvement in research grants, etc.

  • Contact information for at least three referees.
  • A Cover Letter explaining the motivation of the candidate to gain the position, his/her future career plans at Masaryk University and including the key technical or staff requirements.

 

Evaluation Process

1. Formal check

Criteria: The application contains all the required parts. Submission on time.

2. Quality check

Criteria: the quality of the project (40%), the quality of the applicant (50%)

3. Faculty check

Criteria: the faculty can/can´t fulfil the applicant´s key technical and staff requirements (10%)

4. Interview

5. Negotiation with the chosen applicant

Masaryk University faculties:

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Informatics

Faculty of Social Studies

CEITEC (Central European Institute of Technology)

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Faculty of Sport Studies

 

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