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Student Grant Competition

student grant competition 2024 

Filip Malý, in charge of the agenda of the Vice-Rector for Development, is announcing the AMU Student Grant Competition (“SGC”) with effect from 25 September 2023 for the distribution and use of special purpose support provided by the Ministry of Education for specific tertiary research in 2023, the rules of which competition are defined by Rector’s Decree No. 15/2023, with the deadline for the submission of electronic applications being 23 October 2023 (2:00 pm).

The Student Grant Competition is intended to support master and doctoral students’ research activities associated, e.g., with the preparation of their graduation or dissertation theses and, in general terms, with the development of their academic competence.


  • The competition is open for one-year projects implemented at the Faculties between 1 January 2024 and 31 December 2024.

  • The maximum amount available for the support of one project is CZK 250,000.
  • Applicants are either FAMU’s academic personnel (typically for students’ master research projects) or students of FAMU’s doctoral programmes.
  • Other members of the project teams may be the students of doctoral or master’s programmes of FAMU or FAMU’s research and development personnel. Bachelor’s programme students may not be involved in project implementation. The number of the students involved must always be the same as or higher than the number of the academics and researchers involved in the project.
  • Applicants shall submit grant applications using the required form sent to the Faculty grant department (petra.horka@famu.cz) in electronic for review before or on the set deadline. The printed application signed by the researcher (and by the supervisor for doctoral student applications) is to be submitted to grant methodologist Petra Horká without undue delay after finalising the electronic version.
  • The project result should ideally 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. Project outputs may be in the form of a scientific article, workshop, etc. At the same time, the output typically also is a part of the dissertation or diploma thesis.
  • As part of the project, it is possible to apply for funds to cover personnel costs, scholarships for the students involved, travel expenses, material, acquisition of both tangible and intangible assets, and services.
  • Funds for the cost of edition can only be applied as part of project budgets if the applicant documents the stage of progress of a manuscript. It is permitted to apply for funds for the implementation of a project whose output will be the manuscript of a book only. If this is the case, it is possible to apply for the funding of the cost of edition in the subsequent edition of the competition or, as the case may be, after the approval of the manuscript by the NAMU Edition Committee, from the publishing house’s internal funds.
  • We strongly recommend discussing your grant applications, on an ongoing basis and in a sufficient advance, with Vice-Dean for Research and Development Helena Bendová, helena.bendova@famu.cz, as regards content and methodology, and with research and development methodologist Petra Horká, petra.horka@famu.cz, as regards the project budget.
  • Applications showing formal shortcomings will not be admitted to the competition.


  • Competition call: 25 September 2023

  • Information meeting with applicants on Faculty level: Room U2, 6 Oct 2023, 10:00–11:00 am
  • Grant application submissions: by 23 October 2023 (2:00 pm)
  • Publication of the results: by 17 January 2024 (with preliminary distribution of funds; the final distribution will be announced after the Ministry has allocated the final amount for Specific Tertiary Research to the school)


  • All publication outputs resulting from the project must contain the following dedication: “Tato studie/publikace/výstup vznikl/a na Akademii múzických umění v Praze v rámci projektu ‘NÁZEV PROJEKTU’ podpořeného z prostředků účelové podpory na specifický vysokoškolský výzkum, kterou poskytlo MŠMT v roce 2024/ This study/publication/output originated at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague as part of the project ‘[PROJECT TITLE]’ supported by special-purpose funds intended for the specific tertiary education research provided by the Ministry of Education in 2024.” The author of the text must mention their affiliation with the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

  • Invitations to events supported as part of the projects (workshops, conferences, etc.) should be sent to Ms Hana Šťastná, PR Manager, AMU (hana.stastna@amu.cz) no later than 14 days prior to the event.
  • If the intended project output is a scientific article, but it is not published in 2024, a copy of the article in electronic form must be attached to the final project report with a notice on the status of the pending review procedure. Output intended for publication in periodicals should be published by the end of 2025 at the latest.


Rector’s Decree No. 15/2023, competition call and schedule, application form: