Interdisciplinary research projects

About the grant

The grant will be awarded to larger research teams (about ten academic and research employees) consisting of at least two economic centres MU involved in the creation of institutional support. 

The research topics must be interdisciplinary, innovative, with high added value and such that are not generally supported by other sources and have not yet been solved at MU. An advantage, but not a prerequisite, is cooperation between programs with different specialization (for ex. science and humanities).

TThis programme also supports the return of prospective scientists from parental leave to enable and start their own independent scientific careers

Call 2018

The call is currently closed.

Deadline for application October 31st, 2018
Evaluation November 1st, 2018 - February 28th, 2019
Starting date March 1st, 2019
Duration of a project 2 or 3 years

 

Rules

Selection criteria

The main evaluation criteria are the interdisciplinary nature, originality and scientific quality of the project. It will also assess the prospects of cooperation after the project end and innovativeness/added value of interdisciplinary synergy of methodological approaches and expertise. The appropriate weighting will be given to the scientific proficiency of applicants. An obvious condition for allocation of funds is to propose a research project that guarantees publication, a patent or other quality outputs of basic or applied research.

The grant may be awarded only by MU employees who are engaged in research, even if the rules permitted the participation of individuals outside the university.

Funding

Interdisciplinary grants can be for up to a maximum of 5 000 000 CZK for one project for a period of 3 years. It is possible to support only 4 projects in one year.

The total cost of the project may be increased by CZK 500, 000 if a female researcher who is on parental leave or returns from parental leave (with a minimum of 0,5 workload) will be included in the team. 

This researcher must be incorporated into the project in such a way as will enable her/his professional growth, self-reliance and on-going research career.

Eligible costs:

  • Personal costs (Personal costs of research workers. Personal costs of administrative workers cannot be paid.)
  • Tangible and intangible assets.
  • Travel costs.
  • Publishing costs and costs of putting research results into practice.
  • Overheads 

Non-eligible costs:

  • Costs, which are not eligible for institutional support (for example refreshments).
  • Investments.

How to apply

All required documents are submitted via ISEP (the tab Documents) and 1 copy of the project proposal form signed by the applicant and including annexes must be delivered to the Research Office at MU.

Required documents:

  • The filled in and signed application form.
  • Project budget divided into individual calendar years including justification of costs in ISEP.
  • CV of the principal investigator and key co-investigators (max. 5 CV’s).
  • CV of the female scientist team member on parental leave or returning after a parental leave - in case you ask the CZK 500 000 top up.
  • 5 CVs can be submitted per project.
  • Project record from ISEP (evidenční záznam 3a and 3b).
  • Affirmation.

All required documents are submitted via ISEP (the tab Documents) and 1 copy of the project proposal form signed by the applicant and including annexes must be delivered to the Research Office at MU.

Evaluation

Projects will be evaluated by the experts from MU, members of the Science advisory board.

First, project proposals are evaluated individually by the SAB members. Each project will be evaluated by minimum 3 reviewer. Proposals will be evaluated by using the Evaluation Form (see here).

After the individual review, a meeting of SAB members follows with the participation of Vice-rector for research. The aim of the meeting is:

  • to choose proposals, which may be awarded and to agree on proposals for which funding is not recommended (of course, such proposals need not necessarily exist) and ii) to establish
  • to establish a ranking of the chosen projects according to the overall score with regard to verbal comments.

Results of the evaluation by SAB members are submitted to the Programme Council. The Programme Council may assess the quality and relevance of evaluation and may exclude incorrect opinions. In this case, it will be requested an additional expert opinion. Subsequently, the Council decides on the final allocation of grants, based on a vote.

Return from a parental leave support

The total cost of the project may be increased by CZK 500 000 if a female researcher who is on the parental leave or returns from the parental leave (with a minimum of 0,5 workload) will be included in the team.

The goal is to help female scientists to return from parental leave and to start their independent scientific career.

Her CV must be included within the maximum 5 CVs that go to the evaluation process.

Any questions? Please, contact us!

Mgr. Jana Hájková

phone: +420 549 49 3319
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