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) .

Basic features of the MUP internal grant system in 2019

  • The competition covers proposed projects with a 12-month life span.
  • The deadline for submitting project proposals is 31 May 2018.
  • The start date for projects is 1 October 2018 and the end date is 30 September 2019.
  • The maximum allocation for each internal grant is CZK 186 000. Applicants may request that a grant be increased to a maximum of CZK 250 000 to cover the costs of justifiable research trips and residencies.
  • The maximum amount for a student bursary is CZK 10 000 per month, i.e. CZK 120 000 for the life span of the project.
  • The maximum amount for academic employee support is CZK 1 500 per month, i.e. CZK 18 000 for the life span of the project.
  • Travel, materials and services can be covered up to CZK 48 000. In justified cases, however, applicants may request funding of up to CZK 112 000. In general, funds for these purposes may not be used until 1 January of the calendar year following the year of the project's launch.
  • Each internal grant must generate at least one publication applicable in RIV. There is a preference for international publications.