Primus Research Programme

What is the Primus Research Programme?

Primus is a programme of the Charles University (CU) 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).

Important information

  • Primus research programme rules

    The key material of the competition is „Primus progamme rules“ (Rector's measures No.48/2018).

  • Submissing of a competition proposal is possible via application

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  • CUNI employees and students

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  • Applicants from outside CU

    To acquire login data, register using a form at

  • Contact

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


The fourth round of the Primus Research Programme

The Primus Research Programme is governed by the Rules approved by the CU Research Board, which are contained in the Rector's measures No. 48/2018, as well as by the announcement of the fourth round of the competition published in the Rector's measures No. 50/2018.

Basic conditions and terms for the third round of the Primus

Principal Investigator (PI)

researcher with international experience, no longer than 8 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 third round of the programme

March 1, 2019

Deadline for registration of applicants who are not employed at CU

April 9, 2019

The deadline for submission of proposals

April 16, 2019 at 4 pm

Start of the project

January 1, 2020

Duration of the projects

3 years (with a possible extension for a further 2 years)


In the Manual for Applicants (download HERE) You can find:

a) How to get access to the application

b) How to creat and edit poject proposal

c) How to submit project proposal

Last change: March 22, 2019 11:22 
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