12. Sept. 2022

The best doctoral students at selected Brno universities will be supported this year by the Brno Ph.D. Talent. So far, almost three hundred students of doctoral programs have passed through it. A number of them are now working in important world research institutions, coming up with solutions to current problems and trying to improve the state of human knowledge - each in their own field. The registration period runs from September 1 to 18. Students of the first years of doctoral programs of partner universities in Brno can submit their theses. Both Czech and foreign doctoral students can apply for financial support.

"Graduate students often work on problems whose solutions will improve the quality of life for all of us. At the same time, however, he often solves a down-to-earth material dilemma - to devote himself fully to science and live almost like a beggar monk, or to weaken scientific activity by ensuring sustenance? People at this age often deal with starting a family, finding housing and other practical life issues. And I am personally very grateful to the city of Brno for thinking about these problems and trying to free the hands of the best doctoral students so that they can devote themselves fully to science," he introduced the purpose of the Brno Ph.D. program. Talent Miloš Šifalda, director of JCMM.

All applications will be evaluated by evaluators from renowned universities and other scientific workplaces from around the world. "In the first step, the evaluators will recommend the 50 best papers. From them, based on the presentations of the doctoral students, the expert committee will select 25 students who will receive a scholarship in the amount of 330,000 during the 3 years of doctoral studies," informed Barbora Dofková, manager of the Brno Ph.D. Talent from JCMM. According to her, it is not only the enthusiasm of doctoral students for the field, excellent results in other professional competitions, but also knowledge of the English language for scientific work that is important. Registrations, as well as defense before the scientific committee, are conducted in English. "We also take care to ensure their complete career development. We also organized a seminar containing everything necessary about the project," added Dofková.

Among the graduates of the Brno Ph.D. Lukáš Flajšman from CEITEC BUT, who works at Finland's Aalto University on his own scientific project for the Finnish government, belongs to talent. Target? Create a magnetic wave amplifier. Another successful scholarship holder is Michaela Vojníková, also from CEITEC BUT, who, among other things, represents young Brno scientists at the EU TalentOn competition in Leiden, the Netherlands. It brings together researchers to jointly find solutions to the most pressing problems of our time, such as cancer, adaptation to climate change, and ocean and soil protection.

Subsidy Brno Ph.D. Talent is provided by the Statutory City of Brno. The project is part of the Regional Innovation Strategy. Its implementation is ensured by JCMM, z. s. p. o.

Each applicant must meet a number of conditions.

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