Primus is a programme of the Charles University (CUNI) with aim to encourage young researchers with international experience to establish new research groups and laboratories. Selected young scientists will be enabled to run their own independent projects during a period of 3-5 years. One of the long-term goals of the research programme is to increase the success rate of the University in attracting major international grants (e.g., European Research Council – ERC grants).
Basic conditions and terms
Principal Investigator (PI)
researcher with international experience, no longer than 10 years after completion of the Ph.D. programme
Other members of the team
- academic, scientific, and /or research, technical and other specialised staff;
- master´s degree students, Ph.D. students and postdc fellows, research assistants;
- no later than a year following to the submission of the accepted proposal the team must include a minimum of three Ph.D. or postdoctoral fellows (plus the PI).
The announcement of the second round of the programme
April 1, 2017
Deadline for registration of applicants who are not employed at CUNI
April 27, 2017
The deadline for submission of proposals
May 10, 2017 at 4 pm
Start of the project
January 1, 2018
Duration of the projects
3 years (with a possible extension for a further 2 years)
Primus research programme rules
The key material of the competition is „Primus progamme rules“ (Rector's decree No.17/2017) approved by the Research Board of the CUNI.