Internal Grant System
The Internal Grant System of Metropolitan University Prague (MUP IGS) is established in order to support research projects that find connections between scientific activities and pedagogical activities and are aimed at student research, publication, and international cooperation. As a part of his purview, MUP Rector annually announces the internal student grant competition for students enrolled in Master's Degree study programmes, Ph.D. programmes, for members of faculty and researchers from the Institute of International Relations.
The research team may include students enrolled in the full-time Ph.D. study programme or members of MUP faculty. Research teams may include students enrolled in the Master's Degree study programmes or in the Ph.D. study programmes, members of faculty, and researchers from the Institute of International Relations. In case a Ph.D. student is a member of the research team, his/her Supervisor must also be a member of the research team. The number of students enrolled in the Ph.D. study programmes or Master's Degree study programmes must always be higher or equal to the number of other researchers in the research team.
MUP applies annually for funds for specific research provided from the budget chapter of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic. By the same token, in the years when funds for support of specific research are not obtained, Metropolitan University Prague uses its own resources to support internal grants within the framework of MUP IGS; the amount of such funds is stipulated annually by a decree of MUP Board of Trustees.
* Specific higher education research is carried out by students enrolled in the Ph.D. study programmes and the Master's Degree study programmes, and it is directly connected to their education (Act no. 130/2002 Coll., on Support of Research, Experimental Development, and Innovations) .