J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the Czech Republic
Applications were accepted until 2017.
The aim of the FJEP support is to acquire for the institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (hereinafter only “institutes of the ASCR” or “institutes”) outstanding creative scientists from abroad, namely both scientists of Czech origin working abroad in the long term or top foreign scientists, usually younger than age 40, and ensure an adequate financial evaluation for them at the institutes of the ASCR. It is anticipated that these scientists will become leading figures of newly created or already existing creative teams at the institutes of the ASCR.
The FJEP can be granted to a candidate from the Czech Republic, who returns to a institute of the ASCR from a long-term, at least three-year residence at a renowned foreign research institute as well as a foreign candidate, who comes to a institute of the ASCR from such an institute. A FJEP can also be granted to a candidate, fulfilling all of the above-mentioned criteria, which at the time of the submission of the application is already in a working relationship or in a relationship similar in labour law with the institute of the ASCR requesting the granting of the FJEP. The duration of this employment should not typically exceed three months at the time of the submission of the request according to these guidelines.
Considering the fact that is activity is also addressed to foreign scientists, the English term “fellowship” is used. It is named after J. E. Purkyně to commemorate that this global scientist of Czech origin worked abroad until he was 62, because he was not offered an appropriate research base at home.
The FJEP will be granted after a selection procedure from the central means of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in the annual amount of CZK 1,050,000, which can be adjusted by a resolution of the Academy Council of the ASCR. The FJEP is provided for a period of five (5) years at the longest.