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.
DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft / German Research Foundation)
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.
MPG (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft / Max Planck Society)
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.
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
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.
Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren / Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres
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 – Bavarian Academic Centre for Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
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.
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 Grantsare 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: