Support for Integration of Researchers After a Career Break

About the grant

This grant scheme supports integration of researchers after a career break, for instance due to parental leave, into Masaryk University research teams. The programme shall facilitate and speed up the return of young talented researchers to the productive academic career and increase their share in independent / leading research posts.

  • Allocation: CZK 3 million / year
  • Expected number of grants awarded: 6
  • Annual budget: CZK 500 thousand
  • Duration of funding: 2 years

Call 2020


Deadline for submitting the application in ISEP

October 7th 2020 – October 31st 2020


November 1st 2020 – December 10th 2020

Project implementation

January 1st  2021


Eligibility criteria

An eligible applicant is a researcher:

  • Whose last employer before the career interruption was MU;
  • Whose career was interrupted, for instance due to parental leave;
  • Evidences the completion of Ph.D. studies;
  • Is the principal or corresponding author of at least one research publication indexed in a journal in the first quartile of the field in accordance with the impact factor of the Web of Science or of a comparable scientific performance in those scientific fields not dominant in publishing indexed in the Web of Science.


Evaluation criteria


Weighting in %

Applicant’s potential to attain independence and leading position in research


Asset of the applicant for the host workplace



6 projects for 2 years with the budget of CZK 500 thousand per year shall be funded. All project costs shall be expended toward the personnel costs of the investigator.

Eligible costs

  • Personnel costs – co-funding of the investigator’s wage
  • A means to support the researcher’s family in the form of a premium paid on top of the wage (wage component 640).
  • This component shall be paid by the finance office of the ECU concerned beyond the basic wage each month.

Ineligible costs

  • Scholarships
  • Consumables
  • Immaterial tangible and intangible assets
  • Investment
  • Services
  • Local and international travel
  • Publication and application costs
  • Additional costs or expenses

The amount of approved financial support for a given calendar year shall be allocated to a specific economic unit in the form of an adjusted schedule of institutional support.

How to apply

Requisites of the application for support:

  • The principal applicant’s CV including Researcher ID or another identifier enabling the verification of research results achieved.
  • Statement of the head of the unit where the project will be implemented concerning the inclusion of the applicant into the team, his/her potential for the development of the unit and for his/her own career development.
  • Project proposal cover sheet from Project Management Information System (průvodka z ISEP).

All required documents are uploaded to the Project Management Information System (ISEP). The project must be closed in the system by the deadline of the call.

In case of further questions, please contact Project Support Office at your faculty.


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