Other opportunities and sources of funding for academic mobility:
If you would like to travel abroad to spend a teaching or research period at a university or other research institution outside the framework of the established mobility programmes used by Charles University, you can take advantage of a wide range of other programmes and opportunities listed on this site. These programmes are organized by universities and research institutes abroad, as well as by educational foundations, institutions attached to foreign embassies, national governments, non-profit governmental organizations, etc. If you would like to take part in one of these programmes, it is your responsibility to arrange all necessary formalities. These offers may be partly or fully funded by the receiving institution abroad; if this is not possible, you are responsible for covering all necessary costs yourself.
(The European Researcher’s Mobility Portal)
The EURAXESS site contains information on fellowships and grants for researchers (by country).
Simply enter the destination country in the EU (e.g. Belgium):
(bottom right: fellowships and grant external links)
More information on the EURAXESS portal
EU countries - European portal
Czech republic - Czech portal
Non-EU countries - EURAXESS (Destination World)
The EU’s Marie Curie Actions programme enables researchers from EU member states to spend research periods in other member states.
DAAD is one of the largest organizations in the world devoted to academic exchange. It was founded in 1925 and is based in Bonn.
Besides individual grants, DAAD also offers support for Czech-German cooperation among universities.
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) is the largest German grant agency. It offers a range of grant programmes supporting German scholars in all fields of research, with a particular focus on programmes for young scholars. One such programme supports young scholars from outside Germany (particularly doctoral students), and represents an excellent opportunity for Czech applicants.
The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften (Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science) is an independent non-profit research organization. The Society’s primary goal is to promote research at its own institutes, which cover a range of basic research in natural sciences, biology, social sciences and the humanities.
The Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung is a foundation established by the Federal Republic of Germany to support international research cooperation. It enables highly qualified international scientists to spend long-term research periods in Germany, helping to promote research and cultural contacts.
The Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres was created by merging 15 Helmholtz research centres in Germany. The centres focus on natural sciences, technical, biological and medical research.
BAYHOST incorporates all universities and vocational and artistic higher education institutions in Bavaria. The Centre’s core mission is to support cooperation between Bavarian higher education institutions (HEIs) and universities in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
AKTION Austria - Czech Republic is a programme supporting bilateral cooperation in teaching and research among higher education institutions.
The programme covers education and research activities in all fields.
The goal of the science/technology cooperation programme is to help foster contacts among research institutions in the Czech Republic and Austria by supporting mobility for research staff working on joint Czech-Austrian basic research projects.
Calls for projects are announced annually. Projects are selected on the basis of evaluations carried out separately on a national level in each of the partner countries, and also by a mixed Czech-Austrian committee. Approved projects receive institutional grant funding from the Czech national budget via the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
SCIEX-NMSch (Scientific Exchange Programme between the New Member States of the EU and Switzerland) is a fellowship fund run as part of the Czech-Swiss Cooperation Programme.
The goal of SCIEX is to reduce social and economic inequalities in the enlarged European Union by strengthening research capacities and promoting research cooperation between Switzerland and new EU member states (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).
The fellowship fund is targeted at doctoral students or post-doc researchers (‘Junior Researchers’) at Czech institutions that are eligible to apply for funding within the programme.
Fulbright-Masaryk Grants are targeted at Czech academics who are not only active as researchers, but also contribute to academic and public life (as members of academic senates, non-profit organizations, local government etc.).
Grants are awarded for all fields of research (except clinical medicine) in three categories:
for young scholars at the beginning of their careers (before gaining their PhD);
for young scholars who gained their PhD no more than five years ago;
for experienced researchers who gained their PhD over five years ago.
Further conditions for acceptance (in addition to the non-research-based activities outlined above) include success in research and/or teaching work, a good knowledge of English, a high-quality research project, and an invitation from the USA.
Grants are provided for a period of between 3 and 9 months depending on the applicant’s needs.
For details (including application forms) see these links:
Marie Curie Actions are European research grants available to researchers regardless of age, sex or nationality.
For more information see: ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index_cs.htm
Here you will find an overview of current European Commission grants and fellowships including links to the websites of the funding providers.