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 25 000 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 is only symbolic tuition for foreign PhD students. The price level in Prague can be estimated at Numbeo.

All projects are now closed. Please check this site again in November for projects for next year.

New horizons in back-reaction

Vojtěch Witzany (ITP MFF CUNI)

Star clusters and their evolution

Jaroslav Haas (AI MFF CUNI)

Hunting dark energy with (stellar) astrophysics

Ippocratis Saltas (CEICO IP CAS)