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Grant Competitions at AMU

Internal grant competitions at AMU

SPECIFIC UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

The funds for specific university research are distributed within AMU under the rules of the AMU Student Grant Competition (“SGC”).

Under Section 3(2)(c) of Act No. 130/2002 on the support of research and development from public funds and on the amendment of certain related acts (the “Research and Development Support Act”), as amended, “specific university research” is research conducted by students during the course of accredited doctoral or master’s programmes, which is immediately linked to the students’ education.

Under Section 7(5) RDSA, specific-purpose support for specific university research is granted under rules approved by the Government.

The Government of the Czech Republic approved the new rules for the provision of specific-purpose grants for specific university research in its Resolution No. 697 of 30 September 2019.

The information about the recipients of special-purpose grants for specific university research and about the amounts of grants provided are part of the Central Records of Research, Development and Innovation Activities (“CEP”) under Section 32(2)(a) RDSA and the recipients of special-purpose support for specific university research are required to submit the information about the results achieved to the Register of Information on Results (“RIV”) through the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

To an applicant who satisfies all the criteria specified in Article 3 of the rules, the Ministry shall provide support equal to the applicant’s share in the total support provided for specific university research.

 

The percentage of support applicable to an applicant identified with an index is determined using the formula where the indicator Ui, describing the scope and quality of the applicant with index “i”, is defined by the formula where:
 j = 1, 2, 3, ..., N,

  • N is the total number of applicants satisfying the criteria specified in Article 3 of the rules,
  • Vi is the applicant’s point score in research, experimental development and innovations based on the latest published rating of research organisations’ results,
  • Di is the number of students in doctoral programmes of the applicant during the standard period of studies plus one year as of 31 October of the calendar year preceding the calendar year of granting the support,
  • Mi is the number of graduates of master programmes of the applicant within the period of 12 months preceding 1 November of the calendar year preceding the calendar year of granting the support,
  • Ai is the number of graduates of doctoral programmes of the applicant within the period of 12 months preceding 1 November of the calendar year preceding the year of granting the support,
  • kD, kM and kA are coefficients (factors) expressing the rate of influence of each respective indicator on specific university research, and m is a coefficient expressing the weight of performance in research, experimental development and innovations and the weight of the number of students and graduates. The Ministry shall determine the values of such coefficients and publish them in a manner allowing for remote access no later than 30 November of the calendar year preceding the calendar year of granting the support.