PhD projects & Funding

Types of project funding:

  • basic scholarship: all PhD students will receive for the 4-year duration of their studies a state-guaranteed stipend of net 11 000 CZK/month, which increases to net 12 500 CZK/month in the second year and finally to net 14 500 CZK/month after passing state doctoral exam. Is the basic scholarship enough?
  • grant supplements: individual grants can supplement the basic scholarship. Due to limited duration of grants (typically 3-5 years), the amount and duration of supplement differs and is indicated for each project. Extension of the supplement is not guaranteed.
  • fully-funded: the project offers net total funding at the minimal level of 22 000 CZK/month for the normal duration of PhD studies. Note that depending on the grant and institutional policies, the net income may be higher.

All students have the possibility to apply for additional independent funds for salary, travel, and equipment at the Grant Agency of the Charles University.

PhD students can take advantage of subsidized meals, discounted public transport, possibility of staying in student dormitories, and free "Czech as foreign language" classes. There are no tuition or fees for PhD students. The price level in Prague can be estimated at Numbeo.

The list below indicates which of the PhD projects have closed their search for students and which remain still open.

Applied string field theory

Martin Schnabl (CEICO IP CAS)

Cosmology and ultra-high energy cosmic rays

Federico Urban (CEICO IP CAS)

Pulsars as a cosmological tool

Federico Urban (CEICO IP CAS)

Curvature decomposition in circular space-times

Oldřich Semerák (ITP MFF CUNI)

Magnetic fields of current loops around black holes

Oldřich Semerák (ITP MFF CUNI)

Soft quantum waveguides

Pavel Exner (NPI CAS)

The origin of galaxies

Pavel Kroupa (AI MFF CUNI and University of Bonn)

Star clusters, their evolution and their stars

Pavel Kroupa (AI MFF CUNI and University of Bonn)

Stellar ejecta of massive stars

Michaela Kraus (AI CAS)

Pulsations in evolved massive stars

Michaela Kraus (AI CAS)

LATE PROJECT: Ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays with AugerPrime

Petr Travnicek, Alexey Yushkov or Martina Bohacova (IP CAS)