Internal grant schemes at Charles university (Programme START)

Project name

Internal grant schemes at Charles University

Project registration number


Operational programme

Operational programme Research, Development and Education (OP RDE); priority axis 2 (PO2): Development of higher education and human resources for research and development; investment priority 1 (IP1): Improving the quality and efficiency of and access to tertiary and equivalent education, especially for disadvantaged groups, in order to increase participation and educational attainment; specific target 5 (SC 5): Improving the conditions for research-related teaching and for the development of human resources in research and development.

More information can be found here: Programme START at CU

Project implementation period

1. 1. 2020 – 30. 6. 2023

Main project management

Charles University, Rectorate

Project allocation

Total allocation of the programme: 267 844 846,96 Kč

Allocation for FoP CU: depends on the number of successfull project applicants (institutional cofinancing 5%)


Project aim

Main aims of the project are complex preparation and pilotage of the new internal grant scheme at Charles University. CU is aiming to support young researchers and prepare them for the research career using the international cooperation. Overall budget of the programme (internal grant scheme) is expected to support about 115 projects. Priority will be given to the projects with multi-member research teams – aiming to support interdisciplinary research, development of the research and language competencies and the team management competencies of the young researchers. Project of the internal grant scheme also aims to develop internal processes for the grant schemes realized by the CU and to adjust and innovate internal information systems.

Programme START

START grant programme at FoP is implemented within the project Internal grant schemes at Charles University. START is a new grant programme which supports science and research at Charles university aiming directly at young researchers during their PhD studies.

Principles of the START programme

  • The project proposal can be submitted by the head researcher with an affiliation to the faculty at which they are registered for doctoral studies. Proposals cannot be submitted by a student who has exceeded the standard period of study.

  • Other members of the team also must be registered for doctoral studies.

  • Maximum number of the members of the multi-membered research team is 5 doctoral students (including the main researcher).

  • Each research team shall have its own mentor, who shall provide it with methodological and professional support and assist it in planning individual steps in the project. Mentor is a senior researcher and should be employed at CU, mentor should not be a part of the research team, but as an external professional offers his support to the research team.

More in depth information about the principles of the grant competition are summarized in the Rector’s Measure no. 19/2020.

Preliminary schedule



To whom is applies

15. 09. 2020 – 30. 10. 2020

Project proposal submission

Main researchers

02. 11. 2020 – 06. 11. 2020

1. round - formal evaluation

University clerck

02. 11. 2020 - 20. 11. 2020

Correctrion period

Main researchers

23. 11. 2020 – 06. 12. 2020

2nd round - evaluation

External evaluators

14. 12. 2020 - 29. 01. 2021

3rd round - evaluation

Commis-sion of rapporteurs

01. 02. 2021 – 26. 02. 2021

Publication of the results

University clerck

01. 03. 2021 – 31. 03. 2021

Singature of the grant agreement

Main researchers, deans
of the faculties, rector

01. 04. 2021 – 31. 03. 2023

Project implementation period


01. 04. 2023 – 30. 04. 2023

Submissin of the final report

Main researchers

01. 05. 2023 – 31. 05. 2023

Evaluation of the final reports

Commis-sion of rapporteurs

30. 06. 2023

End of the implementation of the project


The whole process of the evaluation including the submission of the project proposal and the results is realized in information system IS Věda.

Documents to download:

  1. Educational programme for grant applicants - part 1, START internal grant programme - 2. 7. 2020
  2. Rector's Measure No. 19/2020
  3. Agreement
  4. Manual for Applicants, Other Researchers and Mentors
  5. Methodology for submitters of project proposals, other researchers and mentors in the START pro-gramme
  6. Methodology for evaluators in the Start programme
  7. Presentation from seminar on 16th September 2020


This project is co-funded by the European Union.




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