27. 5. 2022, 8:51

Newsletter for PhD students and Postdocs

Dear PhD students and Postdocs,

The spring semester 2022 has flown by and you are reading the last edition of the Newsletter before it ends. As usual, it is packed with information for ESRs – Early Stage Researchers namely PhD students and Postdocs. We hope the offers will inspire you to your further education, attend the conferences, or at least read with relish how the trainings for ESRs went.

We hope you will enjoy the June Newsletter and will keep us in your good graces for the next semester. The next issue will be waiting for you at the end of summer holidays, to give you the right study atmosphere and a state of anticipation for the next semester full of new challenges.

We are sure that you will be able to manage your study plans or work challenges by the end of the semester, and we wish you the best of luck for that.

And one last piece of advice: Don't forget to have a great summer!

Courses for PhD Students

From PhD to university spin-off company

The last Spring Edition of BIOTOP Seminar will be focused on the generation of a spin-off company. You will learn what is a spin-off, what is the benefit of creating one, what is necessary to build one, all within the context of Masaryk University. You will be guided through the seminar by Mgr. Pavlína Janovská, Ph.D. who has her own experience with spin-offs to share with us! Dr. Janovská is a member of the scientific team of the spin-off company CasInvent Pharma, which was established at Masaryk University thanks to the unique collaboration of the scientific groups of Prof. Bryja and Assoc. Prof. Kamil Paruch.

Seminar will be in English

May 31, 2022, 17:00, Room C03/117 and Online

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Foundations of University Teaching Excellence

For the autumn semester, CERPEK has prepared an English version of popular Pedagogical Competence Development Workshop for PhD students, which focuses on the intensive and active development of competencies needed for teaching. At Masaryk University, we consider it crucial to improve the quality of teaching and the professional development of PhD students. We believe that the care given to PhD students leads to an increase in their motivation and acquisition of required teaching skills. This attitude may also increase student satisfaction with the quality of teaching. Do not hesitate and sign up for the Educational Workshop as soon as possible; the course is only open to 20 people.

Programme held in English

Application deadline to June 30, 2022

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PhD Thesis Competition for Postdocs

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – celebrating excellent Early Stage Researchers

To promote Early Stage Researchers in their careers, SciLifeLab and Science magazine/AAAS have joined forces in creating a global prize awarding the best PhD thesis work in life science. If you are interested to participate in this prestigious competition for early stage scientists, you have to submit an essay based on the thesis to the editorial board of Science. Four winners are selected each year. If your essay, along with the other requirements, is found to be one of the four best, it will be published by Science, receive up to 30,000 USD, and be invited to Sweden, where you will receive your award, present your research and meet with leading scientists in your field! The award banquet is held in the Hall of Mirrors at Grand Hôtel, the original venue of the Nobel Prize. Don't miss this great opportunity and submit your essay along with the required materials by July 15, 2022. We wish you success in your endeavours!

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Career Development Workshops for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Fellows of MU Faculty of Science

During April and May 2022, as part of the implementation of the faculty’s HR Award action plan, we have organised three English workshops for Early Stage Researchers of the Faculty of Science of MU.

On April 28, 2022, a workshop for PhD students entitled "My Future Career Path after PhD" was held at Kotlářská premises. The aim of this workshop was to help PhD students clarify their preferences and priorities in the field of work and career.

On April 29, 2022, a workshop for Postdoctoral Fellows entitled "Academic Career Planning - What to Keep in Mind" was held in person at the Campus. Its goal was to acquaint Early Stage Researchers with the formal and informal requirements associated with starting their academic careers and to clarify what to focus on and what to pay attention to at each stage of their career.

Both trainings were led by lecturers from the Czech Academy of Sciences Mgr. Kateřina Cidlinská, Ph.D. & Mgr. Kateřina Machovcová, Ph.D.

On May 11, 2022, an online workshop "Cross-Cultural Differences in Communication and Professional Cooperation" was held for the same group. The lecturer, PaedDr. Eva Gáboríková, PhD, ACC, M.A., prepared an interactive program with the aim of introducing the participants to the values that are key for communication and cooperation across cultures and to learn how to prevent misunderstandings arising from differences between cultures.

All these workshops were funded from the project of the Ministry of Education and Science, Human Resources Development, and International Orientation of Research at MU.

We thank the participants for their interest and active approach, and we believe that they have found the workshops enriching and inspiring.

Wishing you a pleasant upcoming summer

HR Award Office SCI MU

Conference for PhD and Postdocs Students

Mathematics Conference EQUADIFF 15

The traditional EQUADIFF conference celebrates it´s 60th anniversary this year, making it one of the world's oldest active series of mathematics conferences. Moreover, this unique annual conference will take place in Brno this year under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Prof. Tomáš Kašparovský. The conference will be thematically divided into three parallel sessions: ordinary differential equations (ODE), partial differential equations (PDE) and numerical analysis and applications (NAA).

Participation has already been confirmed by Juncheng Wei (University of British Columbia), Douglas Arnold (University of Minnesota) and many other interesting speakers.

We believe that the conference will be an unusual diversification of hot July days, which you should not miss.

Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno

Conference will be in English

July 11 – 15, 2022

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Please Pay Attention to the Announcement of the Office for Doctoral Studies

Go abroad this Autumn semester!

Do you think about an internship abroad in the autumn? You can apply for an Erasmus+ scholarship until July 31, 2022. The entire application is now electronic, including the Learning agreement for Traineeship. Therefore, all you need to do is arrange a placement at a foreign institution and then fill in the contact details. At the same time, you can also receive a faculty scholarship from the A.6 scholarship programme up to 100 000 CZK (depending on the length of stay and destination)! If you have any questions (about Erasmus+ or placements abroad in general), don't hesitate to ask.

International Relations - Contact More info Erasmus+ Programme Scholarship for PhD Students Guidlines Records of Stay Abroad and Getting Credits

Save the date!

PhD Day 2022

We would like to inform you about an upcoming event, PhD Day, which will take place on 14th September 2022.

The Faculty of Science MU is organising PhD Day repeatedly, and also this year it will bring to the attenders new perspectives, special distinguished guests and one surprise.

The event is prepared in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Sports Studies, Faculty of Pharmacy and Ceitec MU.

Further information about the event will be sent by email and posted on the PhD website sufficiently in advance.

The event will be on-site (planned for University Campus Library) and will be held in English.

Interesting Sites to Follow

Developmental opportunities for students.

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Life Sciences Seminars from the Masaryk University Seminar Series.

Life Science Seminars

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