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Financial support for FAMU academic personnel and students as part of research and development

FAMU’s academic personnel and students in master’s and doctoral programmes can obtain financial support from the Dean for the development of research and the dissemination of research results. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Vice-Dean for Research and Development Helena Bendová (helena.bendova@famu.cz) or Research and Development Methodologist Silvie Demartini (silvie.demartini@famu.cz). For the year 2020, this support may be obtained by the end of November 2020 at the latest, so please do not hesitate to contact us in good time.

It is possible to apply for financial support in the following areas and specific internal FAMU calls:

Increasing competence and networking in scientific research

  • Intended for: teachers, researchers, doctoral and master’s students
  • Purpose of the support:
    • Trips to conferences and science workshops and colloquia, both home and abroad,
    • Conference registration fees,
    • Science organisation membership fees,
    • Training courses and workshops related to developing academic and research skills (including online courses),
    • Organising internal workshops and modules related to developing scientific competences intended for students and/or teachers.
  • Applications:
    • Every year from 1 February to 15 November (no later than 14 days prior to the planned utilisation of the funds)
    • The application should contain:
      • Name, Department, year of study and the expected date of completion of studies (for students),
      • Specific purpose of the support,
      • Requested amount with items specified and a schedule of utilisation;
    • Applications should be e-mailed to the Research and Development Methodologist at silvie.demartini@famu.cz

Completion and dissemination of research results

  • Intended for: teachers, researchers, doctoral student; exceptionally master’s students
  • Purpose of the support: the grant is intended for the completion and subsequent dissemination of research texts and applied research results, which originate at FAMU and are not financed from any internal or external grants. For example, doctoral students may apply for a grant to help them prepare their dissertation, or FAMU teachers may apply with an intention to publish a research text in a scientific periodical, almanac, etc. This incentive grant is intended to help with the financing of the preparatory phase; it is also possible to apply for the grant after the publication of the text in a periodical or publishing house. FAMU will use these grants to contribute primarily to research results that can be included in the Register of Research and Development Information. The grant is not intended for mere plans of creating research texts or for the financing of comprehensive long-term research. It is meant to be an incentive provided as help in preparing dissertations as well as in the cases when the teacher or student has already agreed on publishing/has published their research results in a specific publishing house or periodical.
  • Types of costs to be covered:
    • Personal compensation and scholarships (CZK 150 to CZK 500 per standard page; the top limit is intended only for texts published in highly prestigious international impacted periodicals and publications; the grant is not provided for dissertations),
    • Services (contribution to covering the cost of translation, transcription of research interviews, research, proofreading),
    • Material (e.g., purchasing books, DVD and other small tangible/intangible assets)
  • Application:
    • Every year from 1 February to 15 November
    • The application should contain:
      • Name, Department, year of study and the expected date of completion of studies (for students),
      • Requested amount with items specified,
      • For research texts, the title and date of publication and the expected scope (standard pages),
      • If a text is already completed, attach it to the e-mail in .pdf (author’s manuscript or the published text),
    • Applications should be e-mailed to the grant officer at silvie.demartini@famu.cz
  • Grant assignment process:
    • The Vice-Dean for Research and Development makes the decisions as whether or not to provide the grant;
    • The applicant will receive a notification on the result within one month from the submission of the application;
    • There is no title to the grant; it is provided from the currently available funds intended for research and development as part of FAMU’s long-term systematic development;
    • The assessment of the applications takes into consideration the scientific and inventive quality of the text, the stature of the periodical or publishing house that has published (or will publish) it, and value of the text for the development of scholarly thinking at FAMU and of the applicant.
  • Obligations connected with the grant for the completion and publication of a research text:

            A successful applicant shall:

  • Always mention their affiliation with Akademie múzických umění v Praze, Filmová a televizní fakulta / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Film and TV School) in the published text next to their name;
  • Submit grant reference regarding an unpublished article or the manuscript of the article along with the information on the ongoing phase of the review procedure; published texts shall be submitted either in .pdf or in printed form.




  • Intended for: students and academic and research staff 
  • Purpose of the support:
    • every year a call will be announced, in which students or academic or research staff of FAMU can apply with a proposal to organize a one to two-day student scientific conference
    • the aim is to encourage students to create a platform once a year on which they can present their own student contributions, develop inspiring discussions and invite experts from inside and outside the school to lecture
  • Conditions of support:
    • the conference contains at least 5 papers and most of them are contributions from FAMU students
    • the maximum possible amount of support is CZK 80,000
    • it is possible to pay from the subsidy, for example, the work of organizers, keynote speakers, promotion of the event, small equipment, etc.
    • the winning project is selected by the FAMU grant committee
  • Current call for the academic year 2020/21:
    - the call for proposals for the student conference is announced from 1 to 31 January 2021
    - detailed conditions of the call HERE


Fellowship in artistic research – to be called likely in March 2021

  • Intended for: academicians, researchers, doctoral and master’s students
  • Purpose of the support:
    • The grant is intended for artistic research projects pursued from March to November, which combine artistic creating with scholarly reflection; this means projects where artistic practice is both the subject and the vehicle for the artists and generates new insights based on a critical analysis of the creative activities and approaches;
    • The resultant work/research result generated using the grant should subsequently be presented in a scholarly periodical focusing on artistic research;
    • More information on the first edition of the grant programme of 2019 is available here.
  • Applications and form of support:
    • The next call will likely be made in March 2021 with a deadline for the submission of applications of 30 days from the call;
    • Applications are to be submitted to the grant officer using the prescribed forms;
    • A panel of experts will select one or two grant recipients out of the applications; the winners will receive the anticipated grants of CZK 50,000 in the form of compensation or scholarship (with utilisation possible from April to November 2021).