Česká hlava and České hlavičky awards, new mobility program Global Staff Mobility information

19 May 2021, 14:58  |  Čeština

Newsletter for employees

Dear colleagues, 

In this newsletter, we would like to inform you about the possibility of nominations for the Česká hlava and Česká hlavička awards, as well as about a new mobility option, Global Staff Mobility, for both academic and non-academic staff. 


PR team PřF MU 

Česká hlava

Together with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, the organisation ‘Česká hlava’ announces awards of the same name annually ( (‘Czech Mind’ - the Czech Nobel Prize for Science, Research and Innovation). As part of this most prestigious award for science and research, which scientists in our country can achieve, the winners will receive a financial reward in the total amount of CZK 1,450,000.

Competition prizes are awarded in six categories:

  1. Czech National Government Award for lifelong contribution to the scientific field, the financial reward of CZK 1,000,000.
  2. The Award for Invention for discovery in basic or applied research or technological innovation, with emphasis on usability in practice, the financial reward of CZK 250,000.
  3. The Award for Industry for the most significant product or technological innovation arising in the Czech Republic over the last few years.
  4. Doctorandus Award for Technical Sciences for an innovative approach and the significant work, professional or scientific activity of a Doctoral student, the financial reward of CZK 50,000.
  5. Doctorandus Prize for Natural Sciences for an innovative approach and the significant work, professional or scientific activity of a Doctoral student, the financial reward of CZK 50,000.
  6. Lorem Award for Healthcare for discovery or extraordinary work in healthcare, medical care, pharmacy and fields dealing with human health, or for the original medical procedure, the financial reward of CZK 100,000. 

The collection of nominations has just begun, and the deadline is June 30, 2021. Any legal or natural person can submit the nomination, and the employer's consent is not required to submit the nomination.


Global Staff Mobility

The Global Staff Mobility programme aims to expand staff mobility opportunities outside of the current grant programmes (e.g., Erasmus+). Both academic and non-academic staff of MU can participate in this programme and spend up to 14 days at a foreign university (non-academic institutions are not supported) in any destination.

Academic and non-academic staff working full-time or part-time (excluding staff with DPČ or DPP - a short-term employment contract) are eligible to take part in this programme. Research placements and conferences are not supported within this programme. The programme supports mainly teaching placements, training placements, job-shadowing, workshops, cooperation establishment, sharing of experiences and other activities of similar nature.

The current deadline for applications was extraordinarily extended to May 31, 2021.


České hlavičky awards 2021

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. 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.

The deadline for applications is July 17, 2020. Individuals or author teams in a maximum composition of three may apply directly by themselves. Other individuals, schools and other organizations may nominate someone else's work.

Competition prizes are awarded in six categories:

  • MERKUR "Man and Society"
  • GENUS "Nature Around Us"
  • INGENIUM "The World of Computers and Communications"
  • FUTURA "Solutions for The Future"
  • SANITAS "Human Life and Health"
  • UNIVERSUM "Man and Exact Sciences", awarded by Crytur and the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Last year, for example, Hana Bernhardová and Jana Nguyenová, cooperating with MUNI, were awarded by České hlavičky. Hana Bernhardová received an award for her last work within the secondary school professional activity, which she worked on as a student at the František Palacký Grammar School in Valašské Meziříčí in the Loschmidt Laboratories of Masaryk University. Martin Marek from the Faculty of Science, MU, supervised her work.


For detailed information on competitions announced by Masaryk University (Rector's Award), the Faculty of Science MU (Dean's Award) and external entities, please follow our website Awards and Honors.

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