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Česká hlava and České hlavičky awards

The deadline for submission of entries for the Česká hlava (‘Czech Mind’ - the Czech Nobel Prize for Science, Research and Innovation) and České hlavičky (‘Young Czech Mind’ - for gifted high school students and those starting research) awards is approaching. This year, the deadline has been extended
to July 17, 2020.

18 Jun 2020

Česká hlava

Together with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the organisation ‘Česká hlava’ announces awards of the same name annually. These are the most prestigious awards for science and research that scientists in our country can achieve.

The ‘Czech Mind’ for Science, Research and Innovation has been awarded in several categories since 2002. Based on a government resolution, the main prize has been awarded by the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since 2006 as the "Czech Nobel Prize for Science, Research and Innovation" under the title ‘the National Government Award - the Czech Mind’.

Competition prizes are awarded in five categories:

1) Czech National Government Award

The National Government Award - the Czech Mind’ is awarded pursuant to the provisions of Subsection 1, Paragraph 1, Letter a) Government Regulation No. 71/2013 Coll. on the conditions for the evaluation of the results of research, experimental development and innovation of 27 February 2013.

The winner receives a financial reward of CZK 1,000,000.

2) The Award for Invention

The prize is awarded for a discovery or extraordinary work carried out in the last few years in basic or applied research or for technological innovation, with emphasis on usability in practice.

The winner receives a financial reward of CZK 250,000. If there are several winners, the financial contribution is divided equally.

3) The Award for Industry

The prize is awarded for the most significant product or technological innovation arising in the Czech Republic over the last few years on the basis of its own research or in cooperation with a research organisation.

4) Doctorandus Award for Technical Sciences

The prize is awarded for an innovative approach and the significant work, professional or scientific activity of a Doctoral student, especially in the fields of engineering, biotechnology, systems engineering and cybernetics, with emphasis on usability in practice.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 50,000.

5) Doctorandus Prize for Natural Sciences

The prize is awarded for an innovative approach and the significant work, professional or scientific activity of a Doctoral student, especially in the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 50,000.

In all cases, deadlines for application are July 17, 2020.
Send applications with relevant documentation in electronic form to kontakt@ceskahlava.cz (testimonials must be signed and scanned together with the entire work).

For more information, go to http://www.ceskahlava.cz/cz/ceska-hlava/.

České hlavičky

Aimed primarily at high school students, the České hlavičky (Young Czech Minds) project is a comprehensive programme aimed at supporting gifted students in technical and scientific fields by developing a wider interest in these fields, increasing young people’s interest in studying these fields at high schools and universities and in developing scientific careers. The Project aims to inform the general public about these gifted students, and to present the students as role models for their peers through a broad media campaign.

České hlavičky also forms part of the EXCELENCE program announced by the Ministry of Education. This program is designed to support schools and educators who care for talented and gifted students and create quality conditions for their further development.


Competition categories

Competition prizes are awarded in six categories. Each nomination can be submitted to several categories at the same time, with one prize awarded for each category.

MERKUR "Man and Society", VŠE Award
The prize is awarded for professional work and projects in the social sciences and humanities, covering the fields of economics, history, ethnology, philosophy, linguistics, literary sciences, psychology, sociology, pedagogy, political science, law or other related fields that study and describe the social and cultural impact of man and society.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 30,000.

GENUS "Nature Around Us", Veolia award

The prize is awarded for professional work and projects in the natural sciences dealing with the environment around us, especially in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology, geology, palaeontology, protection or improvement of the environment and other fields examining living and non-living environmental components (except physics and mathematics).

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 30,000.

INGENIUM "The World of Computers and Communications"

The award is given for work and projects in the fields of informatics, electrical engineering and communication.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 30,000.

FUTURA "Solutions for The Future"

The prize is awarded for practical projects, improvement proposals and inventions, technologies and innovations that theoretically or practically move the current state forward or enrich the current level of knowledge, especially in the fields of engineering, construction, industry and transport.

The winner will receive a financial reward of 30 000 Kč.

SANITAS "Human Life and Health"

The prize is awarded for professional work and projects in the field of natural sciences that deal with human health, biological and chemical processes that contribute to our understanding of the function of the human body, or for work and projects in the fields of virology, microbiology, biomedicine and related fields pertaining to human health.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 30,000.

NIVERSUM "Man and Exact Sciences", awarded by Crytur and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

The prize is awarded for experimental or theoretical work, studies and projects in the fields of physics or mathematics that overlap into possible applications.

The winner will receive a financial reward of CZK 30,000.

The deadline for applications is July 17, 2020, the decisive date being the date when work is delivered to the organiser of the competition.

Send applications to the e-mail address hlavicky@ceskahlava.cz.

For more information, go to http://www.ceskahlava.cz/cz/ceske-hlavicky/.

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