PRIMUS Research Programme

What is the Primus Research Programme?

Charles University provides a comprehensive system of support for science and research. It combines elements that have been progressively built since the 1990s with new programs to promote excellent science to include all phases of scientific work. The system consists of several complementary university programs. One of these programs is the Primus competition.

Primus is a programme 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).

The accepted projects are three-year (before the end of the third year of the solution they can apply for an extension for another max. two years) and they can apply for a maximum of CZK 3 million / year. In case the applicant submits an excellent project from a foreign institution, where he/she has spent the minimum of two most recent calendar years, the evaluation panel may recommend a higher financial institutional support (on condition that the faculty/research institute in question would make a commitment to support the project financially at the same or higher amount).

Initial documentation (These translations are for informative purpose only. The legally binding regulations are those in Czech):

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Rules for the PRIMUS Grant Scheme

RD 49/2021

Details of Certain Obligations and other Elements Concerning the Progres, UNCE, Primus, SVV and GAUK Programmes

RD 48/2021

Call for the 7th PRIMUS Grant Scheme at Charles University

RD 50/2021

Necessary forms:

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Interim report PRIMUS

Interim report to download

Final report PRIMUS

Final report to download

Request to extend PRIMUS project funding

Request to download




On March 1, 2022, the 7th round of the Primus competition begun! Competition proposals can be prepared and submitted from March 1, 2022 to April 20, 2022. Applicants outside the UK can register in the system from March 1, 2022 to April 8, 2022. More detailed information can be found in OR 50/2021 "Call for the 7th Primus Grant Scheme" and also in the "Manual for applicants" available in the Manuals, Instructions and Teplates section.


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