Primus Research Programme

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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)

Important information

  • 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.

  • Submissing of a competition proposal is possible via application

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  • CUNI employees and students

    For logging in, use your personal number, which you will find below the photograph on your CUNI ID card and the password from the CUNI Central Authentication Service (CAS):

  • Applicants from outside CUNI

    To acquire login data, register using a form at

  • Contact

    Department of Science and Research of the Charles University, email:

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