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AMU Project Competition

The Project Competition 2021

Based on Rector’s Decree No. 9/2020, the PROJECT COMPETITION for the distribution and use of institutional support for long-term conceptual development (“IP DKR”) of AMU in 2021 has been called with the deadline for submission of applications by 24 November 2020. The competition is intended for academic and research workers and for post-doctoral students and entails financial support for research activities resulting in scientific output, i.e., specialised monographs, articles in reviewed periodicals or proceedings, and organising conferences or workshops.

The precise wording of the call is available on the AMU website HERE .

Conditions of the Competition:

  • For the year 2021, the competition is open to science/research projects with a total term of implementation of 1 to 3 years and for post-doctoral projects with a maximum period of implementation of 2 years with a limit of CZK 100,000 per year of drawing.
  • The financial backing of the competition depends on the amount of the institutional support for long-term conceptual development of the research organisation. The expected amount to be distributed in this round of the project competition is approximately CZK 4,000,000 for 2021, depending on the actual amount allocated to AMU for IP DKRVO by the Ministry of Education.
  • The project result should primarily be an output that can be included in the Register of Information on Results (“RIV”) under the current Methodology for the Evaluation of Research Organisations’ Results.
  • Applicants shall submit grant applications using the required form in one printed and signed version and electronically to Silvie Demartini ( silvie.demartini@famu.cz ). The form in the .zfo format can be completed using the Software602 Form Filler application (available for download here ), or it is possible to use a web form here .
  • Projects with outputs planned as book publications are subject to the rule that if the release is planned through the Nakladatelství AMU publisher, the applicant shall ask Director of NAMU Jan Heller ( jan.heller@amu.cz ) for the publisher to prepare the respective budget at least one week prior to submitting the application. If the output is to be released through an external publisher, project plans may only include the cost of covering the publisher’s anticipated loss; more detailed information is available in the relevant Decree.
  • If the project plans on acquiring assets, the applicant shall discuss the issue of depreciation with the Bursar of AMU in advance, i.e., the burden on AMU’s operating budget after project completion.
  • The projects are first assessed by the FAMU Grant Committee; the final decision is made by the AMU Grant Committee, for which the assessment issued by the FAMU Grant Committee is not binding.

We recommend consulting Vice-Dean Helena Bendová ( helena.bendova@famu.cz ) regarding your project plans in advance in terms of content and methodology; for preparing the project budget and should you have any other questions regarding the completion of the form, contact Silvie Demartini ( silvie.demartini@famu.cz ). Applications showing formal or concept shortcomings will not be recommended by the Faculty GC for acceptance.

Information and rules for approved projects:

  • The implementers of approved projects with plans of releasing a publication through NAMU must agree a binding schedule for the preparation of the publication for release with the Director of NAMU and send the publication plan to FAMU’s Edition Board for approval by 30 April 2021 (through Chair of EB FAMU Helena Bendová, helena.bendova@famu.cz).
  • For publications resulting as part of employment, studies, or other form of support at FAMU and released outside NAMU, the author must supply at least one physical copy to the grant official, who will verify the information submitted to RIV and then hand the copy over to the Faculty library for records.
  • Invitations to cultural events supported as part of the projects and other promotional material related to the supported projects should be sent to Ms Hana Šťastná, PR Manager, AMU ( hana.stastna@amu.cz ) no later than 14 days prior to the event.
  • Dedications of project output: ‘Tato studie/publikace/kapitola vznikla v rámci projektu “xxx”, který byl podpořen z prostředků MŠMT poskytnutých Akademii múzických umění v Praze na dlouhodobý koncepční rozvoj v roce xxxx.’ // ‘This publication is the outcome of the "xxx" project supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as part of the Institutional Support for Long-term Development of Research Organisations – the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in xxxxx.’
  • Following each year of project implementation, the implementers of multiple-year grant projects shall submit interim reports on project implementation for the previous year by 15 February of the following year.
  • After project completion, the implementer shall submit a final project report by 31 January of the following year, providing a comprehensible project cost breakdown and attaching the physical outcome of the project and, as the case may be, justify any deviations from the original project plan.
  • If the project outcome is a scientific book, the final report shall be accompanied by a copy of the book or its manuscript along with a confirmation issued by a scientific publisher to the effect that the publisher has received the manuscript, plans on releasing it within two years from the issue of the confirmation, and the manuscript is at least at the stage of being processed by an editor or reviewed. The resulting book should be released within two years from project completion. In the event of a scientific article that has not been published yet, the final report must be accompanied by the manuscript and information on the ongoing stage of the review procedure. The article should be published within one year from project completion.




  • Competition call: 8 October 2020
  • Faculty deadline for applications: 24 November 2020 (13:00) CHANGE - Due to the temporary malfunction of the online application forms, the faculty deadline was postponed to Friday, November 27, 1 p.m.
  • External opponent procedure on 3-year projects: 30 Nov 2020 – 8 Jan 2021
  • AMU GC meeting: 11–30 January 2021
  • Publication of the conditional decision on acceptance / non-acceptance / acceptance with budget reduction: 5 February 2021
  • Second AMU GC meeting: 22–26 February 2021 (evaluation of the final reports for completed projects and allocating specific amounts of funds to new projects depending on the decision of the Ministry of Education on the amount of IP DKR for 2021)
  • Publication of results: by 5 March 2021